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Renfrew Man Chraged With Sexual Assault. Police Believe There May Be More Victims.

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/18/2016 5:53:00 AM

The Renfrew Detachment of the OPP has charged a man with several charges related to a sexual assault that was reported to police on Thursday July 14.  Police believe there may be other victims and are urging others to contact them.

The investigation began when a victim reported to officers that she was sexually assaulted in late June by a man who was known to her.    22 year old Justin MacGregor of Renfrew was arrested and charged with sexual assault, and overcoming resistance by administering a drug.  He was held in custody for a bail hearing on Monday July 18. 

Officers believe there may be other victims.  Anyone who has information in regards to this individual is urged to reach out to the Renfrew OPP.

Numerous Charges for Driver After July 4th Collision

Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/18/2016 4:44:00 AM

The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a male after a collision closed Highway 17 near Renfrew on July 4.

On July 4, 2016 at 3 pm, a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck was westbound on Highway 17 at the Bonnechere River Bridge in the Township of Horton.  This vehicle was towing a 1990 McCoy, dual-axle dump trailer and was loaded with a soil/gravel mixture.  This vehicle combination was determined to be a “Commercial Motor Vehicle” within the meaning of the Highway Traffic Act by way of actual gross weight.

The investigation revealed a wheel completely separated from the front, right trailer axle causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.  The front-end of the vehicle struck the concrete wall on the bridge causing significant damage.  The load carried in the trailer spilled across both lanes of the highway.  Highway 17 was closed for approximately ...

OPP Charge Male with Sexual Assault

Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/18/2016 4:42:00 AM

The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged one male with several charges related to a sexual assault that was reported to police on Thursday July 14.  Police believe there may be other victims and are urging others to contact them.

The investigation began when a victim reported to officers that she was sexually assaulted in late June by a male known to her.    Justin MACGREGOR 22 of Renfrew was arrested and charged with sexual assault, and overcoming resistance by administering a drug.  He was held in custody for a bail hearing on Monday July 18. 

Officers believe there may be other victims.  Anyone who has information in regards to this individual is urged to reach out to the Renfrew OPP.   Officers are available to speak to victims or witnesses by calling 1-888-310-1122.  Detective Constable Philip Holmes is leading the investigation.

Renfrew County Sex Assault

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/13/2016 7:25:00 AM

 A 35 year old man is accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend's daughter in Renfrew County.  The OPP says their investigation found a child was sexually assaulted on two occasions.  No other details were released.  The suspect is charged with two counts of sexual interference with a person under 16 and two counts of sexual assault of a person under 16.

 

Derrick Gallagher Pleads Guilty To 9 Charges

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/13/2016 6:58:00 AM

A Petawawa-based infantry soldier has admitted to sexually assaulting women and videotaping his victims.  Derrick Gallagher pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual assault and three counts of voyeurism in court yesterday.  Gallagher was initially charged in March, 2014 with 27 offences.  He will be sentenced at a later date.

 

OTTAWA VALLEY BREAK ENTER AND THEFT

Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/12/2016 4:31:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a report of a break enter and theft to a shed on Lau-Ren Road in the Town of Laurentian Hills.  The report was filed on the 6th of July.

Sometime between the 1st of April and the 29th of June 2016, unknown suspects entered a shed and stole a variety of property.  The following items were reported stolen:
• Pressure/sand industrial washer, 350 psi, light blue in colour with a red start button.
• STIHL saw, white in colour, 500 cc saw
• Husqvarna 40 cc saw, orange in colour
• Jonsered RS45 whipper-snipper/brush saw, red in colour.
• Homelite generator, small, red in colour.

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 of these criminal offences that results in charges being laid, you qualify ...

Traffic Stop near Renfrew Results in Drug Seizure

Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/8/2016 5:16:00 AM

On Monday July 4th 2016, members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau - Drug Enforcement Unit - and Renfrew OPP Detachment conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 by Whitelake Road and arrested two males for trafficking Fentanyl. Police located six Fentanyl patches and a small amount of Cocaine.

 Colin CAMPBELL(27) of McNab Braeside Township was arrested and charged with the following:

  *          Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking of Schedule I Substance CDSA 5(2)     

  *          Possession of Schedule I Substance CDSA 4(1)

             

Terry ROSS(35) also of McNab Braeside Township was arrested and charged with the following:

   *          Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking of Schedule I Substance CDSA 5(2)         

   *          Possession of Schedule I Substance CDSA 4(1)

   *          Breaching Probation x2 CC 733.1(1)

 Both males were held for bail.

Fireworks For Saturday July 2nd

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 7/2/2016 7:32:00 AM

So last nights weather put a bit of a kink in some municipalities Fireworks celebrations for Canada Day. The good news with that... two days of celebrations! Fireworks will be taking place tonight (at 10PM) in Pembroke, Barry's Bay, Eganville, Arnprior and Whitney. Sheenboro is letting of fireworks as well. They were always scheduled for tonight! So you don't have to miss a thing or get drenched watching them! Tonight should be perfect conditions! Bring a blanket or a lawn chair!!! 

Fire Bans Mean No Fireworks or Camp Fires Permitted In Whitewater Region Township & The Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 6/30/2016 9:50:00 AM

With a Fire Ban currently in effect due to no rain in the Whitewater Region. the Township has confirmed that there will be no fire works, campfires or fires permitted in the Whitewater Region until further notice.

The Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan has also issed a Total Fire Ban.  This means no open air burning, including camp fires and cooking fires, incinerators, personal fireworks in all areas of the Township.  The fire ban will remain in effect until further notice.



Car Burns to the Ground Overnight in Pembroke

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 6/29/2016 2:11:00 PM

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP are looking for people to come forward who may have information on what happened overnight on the 28th of June. 

At approximately 2:45 AM the OPP were called out to a car on fire on Mary Street in Pembroke. Pembroke Firefighers also responded to the call. The vehcile was destroyed by the fire and luckily no one was injured. 

OPP officers also discovered that same night that several vehicles had been entered and had items stolen from them. 

The investigation is continuing.  If anyone has any information concerning these crimes, please contact the Pembroke Detachment of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613 732-3332 or Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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