MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR ARNPRIOR MAN
An Arnprior man is facing several charges … including impaired driving … and failing to remain at the scenes of two collisions on Monday afternoon. Shortly before 4 p.m. … a driver on Lochwinnoch Road in Horton Township reported being rear-ended … and then the suspect driver continued on down the road. A half hour later another report of someone leaving the scene of a collision happened on nearby Castleford Road. Then a third call came in … this one reporting an erratic driver. A licence plate number was given to police … and the OPP found the suspect at a home on River Road in McNab-Braeside. A 50-year-old Arnprior man was arrested and charged with impaired driving … driving over 80 mgs … dangerous driving … possession of marijuana … two counts of failing to stop at the scene of a collision … and two Highway Traffic Act violations. He was released … and will be in Renfrew Court on September 23rd.
BREAK, ENTER & THEFT IN M-B
Police are looking for a man and a woman following a break, enter and theft at a home in McNab-Braeside on Monday afternoon. Sometime between 1:30 and 2:30 … a woman entered the River Road home through an unlocked window … and stole several pieces of jewelry. The suspect was then seen by a witness getting into a grey 4-door car … similar to a Toyota Corolla … or Dodge Dart. An older man was driving the car … which was later seen travelling eastbound on River Road towards Arnprior. The suspect is described as a woman around 60 years of age … 5-foot-7 … dark tanned skin … grey hair in a jaw-length bob style … and she was wearing brown capris and brown running shoes. The male driver had a receding hair line … with grey and black hair. He was wearing prescription glasses … and had a large belly. Anyone with information is asked to call the OPP.
ROBBERY AT MAC’S IN PEMBROKE
Mac’s Milk in Pembroke was robbed early Monday morning … and police are looking for a lone male suspect. The man entered the store on Pembroke Street East … and demanded cash … while making a gesture to indicate he had a weapon. But no weapon was observed. He then fled on foot with a quantity of merchandise and cash. No one was injured during the robbery. The suspect is described as a white male … between 40 and 50 years of age … 5-foot-6 … with a thin build. He had tanned skin … and brown eyes … and was wearing a brown hoodie … light blue jeans … black boots … and a black mask. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.
MAN TRIES TO DATE 12-YO CHILD
Renfrew OPP are investigating after an adult used social media to try and date a child. The investigation began after a parent reported an adult had made several attempts to contact a 12-year-old. Police have a suspect … but haven’t released any other details on the case. All that’s known is after repeatedly contacting the child … the adult continued to pursue even after becoming aware of the child’s age. The investigation continues.
RENFREW MAN FACING SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES
A Renfrew man is facing sexual assault charges … after a woman reported to police he had kissed and touched her sexually on several occasions. The victim also claims the 55-year-old man attended her residence after being told to stay away … and he was allegedly watching her home. Following an investigation … the man was charged with sexual assault … criminal harassment … and being unlawfully in a dwelling. He was held in custody for a bail hearing.
TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER NABBED FOR DRUNK DRIVING
A tractor trailer driver from Huntsville is now looking at a number of charges after police investigated a complaint the man had struck a utility pole while leaving a Pembroke Street West business shortly after 8 o’clock Wednesday morning. The truck then struck a fire hydrant on McKay Street in Pembroke … and was then pulled over by the OPP. The 45-year-old driver was found to be drunk … and was arrested. In addition to being charged with driving over 80 … he is also facing charges of driving while disqualified … taking a motor vehicle without consent … driving with an improper license … failure to remain at the scene of an accident … and two counts of driving while under suspension. He lost his licence for 90 days … and the truck was impounded. He was held in custody … and is in Pembroke court October 5th.
RIDE CHECK CATCHES DRUNK DRIVER
A RIDE spot check on the White Lake Road in McNab-Braeside Township Tuesday evening resulted in charges being laid against a 46-year-old man. Around 8:30 p.m. … the man’s vehicle was stopped … and he failed a roadside alcohol screening test. He was arrested … and following further breath tests at the OPP detachment … the man was charged with driver Over 80 mgs. He will be in Renfrew Court September 23rd.
STUNT DRIVING ON WHITE LAKE ROAD
Still along the White Lake Road area … after receiving several complaints of speeders in the area … OPP officers were on patrol earlier this week … with radar guns in hand. And it paid off … as they stopped a 47-year-old Arnprior man who was doing 132 km/h in an 80 zone. The man is now facing charges of stunt driving … which is speeding in excess of 50 km/h above the posted limit. His licence was suspended for seven days … and his car was impounded. He’ll be in Renfrew court September 18th.
BE WARY OF CALLS FROM REVENUE CANADA
If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from Revenue Canada … and they are saying you owe money … be on the alert. Police were recently contacted after an unknown caller attempted that very scam on an Arnprior resident Monday. The fraudster tried to convince the person they were with Revenue Canada … and the person owed cash … and had to pay up immediately. Police want people to know that Revenue Canada does not phone people to collect any money that is owed.
MAN CAUGHT TRESPASSING ON CHURCH ROOF
A 19-year-old Renfrew man is now facing charges after he was spotted on the roof of Our Lady of Fatima Church at night. When police arrived … he jumped off the roof and fled on foot. Officers found him a short time later … and the man was arrested. He is looking at Trespassing at Night charges … a Criminal Code offence. He was released … and will be in Renfrew Court September 16th.
RENFREW THEFT STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION
Police are still investigating a theft from a Renfrew residence last Thursday evening. Sometime before 8 p.m. on August 20th … a male and female entered a home on Fourth Avenue … and stole a PS3 game console … and an LG home theatre receiver. The homeowner returned home in time to see the two thieves getting into a 4-door maroon coloured car … and drive away. A rear door may have been left unlocked … allowing access to the home. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP.
MORE THEFTS FROM UNLOCKED VEHICLES
Lock it or lose it. That’s the word from police after several unlocked vehicles in Arnprior and McNab-Braeside were entered overnight … and valuables were stolen … including an iPhone … a purse … and two wallets with identification. And the OPP are continuing to investigate one incident were a Visa card was stolen from the unlocked vehicle … and used at two nearby convenience stores before the owner realized the card was missing. Police are telling people to remove valuables from your vehicle … and lock it when not in use. It doesn’t guarantee to stop a thief … but it will slow them down or deter them.
MISCHIEF AT BSCHS IN PEMBROKE
Police are looking for the public’s help in solving a case of mischief at Bishop Smith Catholic High School in Pembroke last week. Sometime between the afternoon of August 18th … and the morning of the 19th … someone broke three windows … and spray painted graffiti on a school wall … and a portable. If you have any information … you are asked to call the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP … or Crime Stoppers.
HOME B&E IN PEMBROKE
The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are investigating a break and enter to a home in Pembroke … where the thief made off with a safe and a quantity of cash. The theft took place overnight between August 19th and 20th … and stolen was a model 1170 Sentry safe that contained personal documents … and Canadian currency that included older 50- and 100-dollar bills. Anyone with information should call police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.