RENFREW COUNTY – A disturbance in Renfrew led to a weapons charge in one of 228 calls for service the Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated investigated between July 20 and July 26.
Arnprior and Renfrew constables investigated nine domestic disputes during the past week.
On July 20, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment responded to a family dispute on Hall Avenue in the Town of Renfrew. As a result of the investigation John-Peter Childs, 43 of Pembroke, has been charged with assaulting a peace officer, disarming a peace officer, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, resist peace officer and uttering threats – cause death or bodily harm. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Sept. 16.
In other incidents one accused has been charged with one count of assault and one count of mischief. One accused has been charged with one count of mischief.
“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 today (July 28). “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 20, officers with the Renfrew OPP Detachment responded to a traffic complaint on Daniel Street South in the Town of Arnprior. The vehicle was located by officers and as a result of the investigation, Robert Tenbroek, 62 of Whitewater Region 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 23, an officer with the Renfrew OPP Detachment initiated a traffic stop of an ATV on Burnstown Road in the Township of McNab-Braeside. As a result of the investigation, Thomas Fentum, 22 of McNab-Braeside has been charged with impaired driving, driving with blood alcohol concentration over 80 and operation of motor vehicle while prohibited under the criminal code. The accused was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Sept. 16.
On July 25, officers from the Renfrew OPP were dispatched to a disturbance on Munroe Avenue in the Town of Renfrew. As a result of the investigation, Edward Mostert, 46 of Renfrew, was charged with causing a disturbance and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose. The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Renfrew on Sept. 16.
“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 www.valleytips.ca.”