Renfrew OPP battle heat, crime in weekly round-up

RENFREW COUNTY – The week of July 6 was a hot one, both figuratively and literally as Renfrew County Ontario Provincial Police constable responded to 220 calls for service.

On July 6, officers with the Renfrew OPP responded to a 911 call in the Township of Greater Madawaska. An altercation had ensued at a residence. As a result of the investigation, Luigi-Brendan Haaima, 23 Gatineau, has been charged with assault, resist peace officer, failure to comply with release order, fail to comply with probation order, and mischief under $5,000. The accused was held for a bail hearing on July 7. 

The Renfrew OPP and Ottawa police combined to take a dangerous driver off the highway Thursday night. Courtesy the OPP
The Renfrew OPP weekly round-up. Courtesy the OPP

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

One accused was charged with assault with a weapon and mischief. One accused was charged with mischief.

“If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available,” OPP media relations 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 July 12, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment were dispatched to a traffic complaint on John Street in the Town of Arnprior. The vehicle was located on Daniel Street South, Arnprior. As a result of the investigation, Jason Dennis, 31 of McNab-Braeside Township, has been charged with 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 Sept. 2.

On July 12, officers with the Renfrew OPP responded to a single motor vehicle collision, involving an ATV on River Road in McNab-Braeside Township. The single motor vehicle driver was transported to hospital in critical condition.   

“Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving these crimes,” Paterson said. “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”