RENFREW COUNTY – Renfrew County Ontario Provincial Police found people mixing alcohol and driving on the roads and the snow within the county last wee.
“The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 171 calls for service between Feb. 16 and Feb. 21,” OPP media relations officer Const. Amanda Carruthers released in a statement yesterday (Feb. 22).
Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated 11 domestic disputes during the past week.
- In one incident, two accused were charged with assault
- One accused was charged with assault
- One accused was charged with mischief and four counts of fail to comply
- One accused was charged with fail to comply
“If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available,” Carruthers 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 9-1-1.
On Feb. 16, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Renfrew OPP was dispatched to a call for service at a residence in White Lake, McNab-Braeside Township.
“As a result of the investigation, Ross Bahm, 50 of McNab-Braeside Township was charged with impaired driving and driving with blood alcohol concentration over 80,” Carruthers said. “He was also charged with two counts of driving while under suspension. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on March 17.”
On Feb. 21, at approximately 9 p.m., Renfrew OPP received a call for a motor vehicle in the ditch on Highway 60 in Admaston-Bromley Township.
“The driver of the vehicle, Shawn Sandrelli, 38 from Pembroke, was charged with impaired driving and driving with blood alcohol concentration over 80,” Carruthers said. “He was also charged with an offence under the Tobacco Tax Act and one offence under the Highway Traffic Act.”
The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on March 24.
On Feb. 18, , members of the OPP’s East Region Snowmobile, ATV and Vessel Enforcement (SAVE) Unit were conducting Motorized Snow Vehicle (MSV) patrols on Muskrat Lake in Whitewater Township. Officers issued two offences under the Liquor Licence Act and one under the Ontario Fishery Regulations.
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.