Weekly Valley OPP report

June 4, 2015 at 11:45 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments


A Perth man is facing a number of charges following a two-month police investigation into child pornography. Members of the OPP and the RCMP executed a search warrant in Perth on June 2nd and receiving information the man had shared child abuse images on the Internet. Three computers and external media containing the images were seized. The 30-year-old has been charged with Making Child Pornography … Possessing Child Pornography … and Distributing Child Pornography. He will have a bail hearing this week. The investigation is ongoing.



On Highway 17 in the construction zone near Arnprior on May 25, police responded to a two-vehicle collision, when one car stopped and was rear-ended. OPP officers discovered the driver who caused the accident had been drinking, when the 29-year-old Arnprior man failed a roadside alcohol screening test. While police searched the man they also found a white powdery substance, and he was arrested for driving over 80 mgs, and cocaine possession. He was also issued other provincial offences for the accident. He was released and will be in Renfrew court June 24.



On Thursday, May 28 at around 1:20 a.m., OPP officers responded to a reported theft from the Antrim Truck Stop.  A male had reportedly stolen and items and left on foot.  Officers located the male in Arnprior.  The male also admitted to stealing an item from Metro and was arrested.  While searching the male, the stolen item from the truck stop was located, as well the jacket the male was wearing still had the security tag on it. The male admitted to stealing that also.  A 43-year-old Arnprior man was charged with 2 counts of theft under $5,000 and one charge of possession of stolen property.  He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on June 24.



In the early morning hours of May 27th police responded to a report of a break and enter in progress at a business on Highway 17 in Cobden. When the OPP arrived officers found a vehicle behind the business, with two men inside. The business had not been entered, but police spotted marijuana inside the vehicle. During the search officers also found a quantity of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The drive claimed sole possession of all the drugs, and the 20-year-old Nova Scotia man was charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine. He will be in Renfrew court June 24th to face the charges. The passenger was released from custody and no charges were laid.



An iPhone was stolen when a customer set it down at Giant Tiger in Renfrew to pay for her purchases and inadvertently left it behind.  Video footage inside the store showed the next customer pick up the phone and leaves the store with it.  The theft happened on Sunday, May 24 and OPP officers began investigating on May 25.  Officers located the male in Renfrew and he initially denied taking the phone, until he learned there was video footage.  The phone was returned to the victim and she declined pursuing charges.



As the result of a RIDE program on May 31st police have charged a passenger in a motor vehicle with a drug offence.  An 18-year-old man of Whitewater Region Township is charged with possession of a schedule I substance – morphine – contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  He was released on a promise to appear with a court date of July 7th at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke.



On May 26th officers responded to a report of a traffic hazard involving a male walking into traffic on Pembroke St. West in the City of Pembroke.  The male was located and found to be under the influence of alcohol contrary to the conditions of his probation.  As a result, 19-year-old Pembroke man was charged with one count of failing to comply with his probation order.  He was arrested and later released on a promise to appear.  A court date is set for June 23rd at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke.



Arrest warrants are being obtained for two males involved in stealing merchandise from No Frills in Renfrew.  The theft occurred on May 24 and after store security reviewed video footage observing the theft and identifying the males.  A 46-year-old from Campbell’s Bay, Quebec, and a 38-year-old of Shawville, Quebec, are wanted for theft under $5,000.  If you have any information, you are asked to call the Renfrew Detachment of the OPP.



If you drive and text … you may not notice the police watching you. But if they catch you, you will certainly notice the cost of the fine! The Province passed new legislation this week to increase the penalties for those driving while using a handheld phone. If you’re caught, you’ll now be dinged between $300 and $1,000, and three demerit points. Before the new law, the maximum penalty was $500. The OPP say that distracted driving has become the number-one killer on the roads, with more deaths than impaired driving or speed-related collisions.

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