RENFREW COUNTY – Calls were down in Renfrew County last week, but the Ontario Provincial Police found a few lawbreakers on the roads.

Between Dec. 28, 2020 and Jan. 3, the Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 171 calls for service. Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated four domestic disputes during the past week.

“One accused has been charged with six counts of failure to comply with release order,” OPP media relations coordinator Const. Tina Hunt released in a statement yesterday (Jan. 4). “If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available. 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 Dec. 31, 2020 at approximately 11 p.m. officers with the Renfrew OPP responded to an unwanted person call in the Town of Renfrew. 

“Officers attended the location and spoke with the complainant who advised of an unwanted person at their residence,” Hunt said. “Officers spoke with the party who was uncooperative with officers.” 

As a result of the investigation, Lyndsi Laracy, 30 of the Town of Renfrew, has been charged with failure to comply with probation order. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Feb. 17.

On Dec. 30, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment were conducting a Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere check (RIDE) on Barr Line in Admaston-Bromley Township. 

“A vehicle attempted to avoid the check and was subsequently stopped on Highway 60 in Admaston-Bromley Township,” Hunt said. “As a result of the traffic stop, Thomas Sadler, 60 of North Algona-Wilberforce 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 Jan. 27.

“On Dec. 31, 2020 officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment were conducting a RIDE check on Burnstown Road in McNab-Braeside Township,” Hunt said. “As a result of a vehicle stop at the RIDE check, Justin Graham, 23 of Dunrobin, 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 Jan. 27.

“On Jan. 2, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment were conducting a RIDE check on Burnstown Road in McNab-Braeside Township,” Hunt said. “As a result of a vehicle stop at the RIDE check, Jan Roberts, 69 of Dunrobin, 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 Jan. 27.

On Jan. 3, at 1:42 a.m. officers with the Renfrew OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Raglan Street South in the Town of Renfrew. 

“The complaint advised vehicles were racing in the area,” Hunt said. “Officers attended and initiated a traffic stop on one vehicle located in the area.” 

As a result of the traffic stop, Dylan Brown, 23 of Renfrew 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 Jan. 27.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) 2020 Festive RIDE campaign commenced on Nov. 21, 2020 and ended on Jan. 2. During the week of Dec. 28, 2020 to Jan. 2, officers from the Renfrew Detachment of the OPP conducted 23 RIDE checks throughout the detachment area. 

“Three impaired driving and three over 80mg charges were reported as a result of the RIDE campaign,” Hunt said. “There was one three-day driver suspension issued and one standard field sobriety test completed.”

Over 350 vehicles were checked during the RIDE checks. 

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.