Renfrew OPP Weekly News Release

Source: OPP
Date: Tue Jul 10 03:10:17 MST 2018

(RENFREW, ON) - The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) investigated 294 calls for service between Monday July 2 and Sunday July 8, 2018.

Domestic Violence

Arnprior and Renfrew officers investigated 16 domestic disputes during the past week. One male was charged with three counts of assault. No other criminal offences were alleged. 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 can also attend the emergency department of any hospital in Renfrew County and ask to speak to a member of the Assault Response Team. In emergencies call 9-1-1.

Break and Enter

Police responded to six separate break and enter investigations, all in the Town of Renfrew last week. All are believed to have been daytime break ins, where either a door was forced, window broken or spare key found and used to enter the homes. Stolen property includes cash, jewelry, an HP laptop computer, a PlayStation 4 slim and 4 controllers, several PlayStation games, a Samsung tablet, one Netherlands 10 guilder coin and a bottle of St. Remy brand Brandy.


Charges are pending after a 15-year-old male took a relatives' vehicle and drove it on Flat Road in the Township of Greater Madawaska. The teen crashed the vehicle into the ditch and abandoned the scene. Police were notified when a motorist saw the abandoned vehicle. PC Dave Peace is leading the investigation.

Impaired Driver

On Monday July 2 at approximately 1:41am Provincial Constable (PC) Mark Yarmel stopped a vehicle on New Street in Renfrew for a traffic offence. The male driver had been drinking and failed a roadside alcohol screening test. Following further breath tests Bradley GUTZ aged 25 of Horton Township was charged with impaired driving and driving over 80mgs. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on August 1.

On Saturday July 7 at approximately 10:40pm officers were conducting RIDE spot checks in the Village of Burnstown when they stopped a male driver who had been drinking. The male failed a roadside alcohol screening test and was arrested. Following further breath tests at the detachment Richard HAAIMA aged 53 of Greater Madawaska Township was charged with impaired driving and driving over 80mgs. He was released on a promise to appear in court in Renfrew on August 1. PC Kyle Brown led the investigation.


Four tires on a pick-up truck were damaged in a private driveway on Nadobny Lane, Renfrew. The damage was discovered on Friday July 6. PC Dave Peace is investigating.

On Friday July 6 OPP officers responded to a report of damage to a large window of the community building at the White Lake baseball diamond. The window was triple pane glass, and two of the three panes were broken. No entry was gained. PC Joel Cobb is investigating.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving these crimes. If you have information on any criminal offence that results in charges being laid, you qualify for an award of up to $2,000.00. Call Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 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

Blyth Bill

Area OPP

Fatal Collision On Hwy 8
Fatal Collision On Hwy 6
Failing To Stop For RIDE Check Results In Charges
Driver Arrested After Fleeing Collision
Driver Arrested Under The Cannabis Act
OPP Officer Charged In Cruiser Vs Motorcycle Collision
House Fire Claims Life Of Owen Sound Resident
Death Investigation Update - Accused Arrested at Airport
Theft From Locked Shed
Another ATV Stolen
Serious Injuries In Rollover Collision On Bruce Road 19
Criminal(s) Steal Items From Unlocked Vechicle
Police Investigating Bomb Threat At High School
Home Ransacked In Goderich - $200 Electric Lawnmower Stolen
Head On Collision On Hwy 26 Closed Road - One Airlifted
68 Year Old From Goderich Caught Going 109 in an 80 - Alcohol A Factor
BOLO Stolen Polaris Side-byside From Blyth Road
Male Found Deceased Following Family Dispute
34 Year Old Facing Sexual Assault Charge - Name Released
Repeat Offender Arrested For Clinton Pharmacy Break In
Driver Killed While Trying To Cross Road
Triple Homicide Update - Victims Identified
$1.5 Million Fire Destroys Barn And Livestock
23 Year Old Stunt Driver In Walkerton Has Vehicle Impounded
Suspicious Deaths Update: Two Males And One Female

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NOTICE: Special Meeting of the North Huron Police Services Board - July 3, 2018

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