Renfrew man arrested in ‘fall down the stairs’ incident

RENFREW – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Renfrew County Crime Unit, under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, have laid charges in an Oct. 27 assault.

“On Oct. 27, at approximately 4:20 p.m. officers with the Renfrew Detachment of the OPP responded to an ambulance call on Raglan Street South in the Town of Renfrew,” OPP media relations officer Const. Tina Hunt released in a statement today. “It was reported that a person had fallen down the stairs at the location.” 

The victim, an 18-year-old male, was transported to hospital by Renfrew County Paramedics with serious injuries.

“As a result of the investigation, on Nov. 3, Logan Brien, age 21 of Renfrew, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, obstruct a peace officer and two counts of failure to comply with a release order,” Hunt said. “The accused has been remanded in custody until a scheduled appearance at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on Nov. 10.”

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Renfrew OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

“The OPP would particularly like to hear from anyone in the area of 196 Raglan St. who may have surveillance or other video from 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 27,” Hunt said. “Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.”