RENFREW COUNTY – The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 261 calls for service during a busy week (Aug. 10 to 16) in the Valley.
On Aug. 14, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment responded to an assault on Argyle Street South in the Town of Renfrew.
“As a result of the investigation Randy Ricard, 60 of the Town of Renfrew, has been charged with assault,” OPP media relations officer Const. Helen Paterson released in a statement yesterday (Aug. 17). “The accused was released on an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Oct. 7.”
Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated 11 domestic disputes during the past week. One accused has been charged with one count of fail to comply with undertaking.
“If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available,” Paterson said. “Contact Bernadette McCann House 24/7 for support, advice or the safety of a shelter at 1-800-267-4930. The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24/7 for information and support at 1-800-663-3060. You could also attend the emergency department of any hospital in Renfrew County and ask to speak to a member of the Assault Response Team. Victim Services of Renfrew County is also available to provide emotional and practical assistance to people who have experienced domestic violence. They can be reached at 613-649-2852 or toll free at 1-877-568-5730. In emergencies call 911.”
On Aug. 10, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment initiated a traffic stop on River Road in the Township of McNab Braeside.
“As a result of the investigation, Shawn Gunsolus, 44 of the Township of McNab-Braeside, has been charged with operation of motor vehicle while prohibited under the criminal code,” Paterson said. “The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Oct. 7.”
Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving these crimes.
“If you have information that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000,” Paterson said. “Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 613-735-8477 or toll free at 1-800-222-8477. You could help solve a crime. All tips remain anonymous and you will not have to attend court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display. The telephones are answered 24 hours a day.”
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