RENFREW COUNTY – The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 228 calls for service between Sept. 21 to Sept. 17.

On Sept. 23, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment were dispatched to a disturbance on Raglan Street South in the Town of Renfrew. As a result of the investigation Dylan Hobbins, 20 of the Town of Renfrew, has been charged with failure to comply with release order. The accused was held for bail court.

The Renfrew OPP weekly crime beat.
The Renfrew County OPP weekly crime beat.

On Sept. 26, an officer with the Renfrew OPP Detachment stopped a vehicle on Haley Road, in the Township of Admaston-Bromley. As a result of the investigation Dylan Brown, 28 of the Town of Renfrew, was charged with disobeying order of court. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Nov. 18.

Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated eight domestic disputes during the past week.

One accused has been charged with one count of assault and fail to comply with probation order. One accused has been charged with mischief. One accused has been charged with mischief, utter threats, and assault with a weapon.  

“If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available,” OPP media relations officer Const. Helen Paterson released in a statement. “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 Sept. 21, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment responded to a motor vehicle accident on Gorra Hill Road in the Township of Admaston-Bromley. The vehicle was located by officers and as a result of the investigation, Gerald Blimkie, 64 of the Town of Renfrew, has been charged with dangerous operation, impaired driving, and driving with blood alcohol concentration over 80. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Dec. 2.

On Sept. 24, an officer with the Renfrew OPP Detachment initiated a traffic stop on Highway 17 in the township of Horton. As a result of the investigation, Phillip Houston, 56 of Cocoa, Florida, has been charged with impaired driving. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Nov. 4.

On Sept. 21, an officer with the Renfrew OPP Detachment initiated a traffic stop on Highway 17 in the Township of Whitewater Region. As a result of the investigation, Alain McMaster, 46 of Hanmer, Ontario, has been charged with operation of motor vehicle while prohibited under the criminal code and possession of a schedule I substance. The accused was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Nov. 4.

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. 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.  Please visit the website www.valleytips.ca.