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Renfrew OPP Drug Seizure

Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/31/2015 6:13:00 AM

On July 29th 2015, members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau - Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) - Project Paradigm and Renfrew OPP Detachment executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant to search at a residence in Renfrew Ontario. Police seized 3 cannabis marihuana plants, a small amount of cannabis marihuana bud and a shotgun.

Kenneth Berube (30) of Renfrew (ON) was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance CDSA 4(1)
  • Production of Schedule II Controlled Substance CDSA 7(1)
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm CC 91(1)
  • Careless storage of a Firearm CC 86(1)

BERUBE was released on an Appearance Notice and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice of Ontario, Renfrew (ON) on September 16th 2015

Found Wallet looking for German owner

Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/30/2015 8:03:00 AM

The Renfrew Detachment of the OPP are searching for the owner of a man's wallet which was turned in to the Arnprior detachment on

Wednesday July 29. . 

The men’s brown leather wallet which was found on the side of River Road west of Arnprior, contains Canadian cash and Euros. 

The identification in the wallet belongs to a German citizen, and police have been unable to locate the owner in Canada. 

Anyone who can assist is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Multiple charges laid following family gathering near Bancroft

Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/30/2015 5:20:00 AM

At approximately 11:15 PM on the night of the 25th of July 2015, police and ambulance were dispatched to a family dispute at a residence on Highway 62 in the Municipality of Hastings Highlands, in the area of the community of Bird’s Creek.

Officers from the Bancroft Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police attended the scene and learned that a family social gathering had been taking place at that location, with several of the participants consuming alcohol.  It was eventually determined that a dispute had broken out during the gathering, that resulted in a domestic assault having taken place.

While trying to conduct their investigation, and dealing with several intoxicated and uncooperative individuals, a glass container was thrown at officers by one of the participants at the event.  Further, while officers were attempting to respond to the incident, several individuals who had been involved in the gathering were located ...


Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/30/2015 4:48:00 AM

The Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) need assistance from the public to identify a suspect in two thefts in the Town of Arnprior on Monday July 20.  Between 9 and 11am a male entered the employee only area of the Home Hardware store and stole a wallet from a female employee’s purse.  

The same date the suspect attended the Antrim Truck Stop.  He tampered with a locked door and stole a quantity of cash from an office.

Suspect:     male

35-45 years old

Short dark hair

Tattoo on right bicep, possibly also on left forearm

Wearing black t-shirt, pants and black running shoes

If you can assist in identifying this male, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477


Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/29/2015 11:17:00 AM

On July 28, 2015 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Highway Safety Division were conducting enforcement in the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP detachment area.  An officer caught a vehicle travelling at a speed of 164 km/h in a 90 km/h zone on Highway 17 in Laurentian Valley Township.  The vehicle was stopped and as a result the driver, 57 year old Khalid Mohiuddin of North York, Ontario has been charged under the stunt driving legislation in the Highway Traffic Act.  The man’s driver’s license was suspended for 7 days and his vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days.  Mohiuddin was served a summons to appear on September 14, 2015 at the Ontario Provincial Offences Court in Pembroke.   

Cobden-Area Man Fined For Turkey Hunting Offences

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/29/2015 7:28:00 AM

A Cobden-area outfitter has been fined a total of $1,800 for hunting offences.
Eric Warren pleaded guilty to four offences under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
Court heard that Warren shot two wild turkeys on May 24, 2015. He then attempted to have two of his guests claim the birds. During the investigation, the officers discovered that Warren had also shot a turkey in the fall hunt and failed to register it.
He was fined $1,000 for making a misleading statement to a conservation officer, $400 for killing more than one wild turkey on the same day, and $400 for failing to report the harvest of two turkeys by noon the day after they were harvested.

Golden Lake Hunter Fined $4,000 And Suspended For 5 Years

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/29/2015 6:50:00 AM

A Golden Lake man has been fined $4,000 for hunting offences and given a 5 year licence suspension.
Matthew Schoenfeldt pleaded guilty to hunting deer during the closed season and to violating a court order from a 2012 hunting conviction and was fined $4,000. His hunting licence was suspended for five years and he permanently forfeited his hunting equipment to the Crown. The five-year hunting licence suspension will begin on June 18, 2019, the date a seven-year hunting licence suspension he received in 2012 ends, and will continue through June 18, 2024.
Court heard that on January 4, 2015, Schoenfeldt was found unlawfully hunting deer in Wilberforce Township south of Pembroke and violating a court order previously imposed on June 18, 2012.

Pembroke Man Charged With Stealing Bed & Matress From Walmart

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 7/28/2015 5:33:00 AM

Police have charged a Pembroke man in the case of a bed and mattress being stolen from Walmart. On Friday (July 24, 2015) members of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Crime Unit executed a search warrant at a home in Pembroke.  Police recovered a bed and mattress that they believe had been previously been reported stolen from Walmart.  43 year old John Wayne Masters of Pembroke, is facing charges of Theft Under $5000,  Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 and Failing to Comply with a Probation Order.  He's scheduled to appear in Pembroke Court next month.

Search Warrant leads to criminal charges & Enclosed trailer theft from local buisness

Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/27/2015 6:47:00 PM

(PEMBROKE, ON) – On July 24, 2015 members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit executed a Criminal Code search warrant at a residence in the City of Pembroke.  Police recovered a bed and mattress that had been previously been reported stolen from Walmart.  As a result John Wayne MASTERS, age 43 of Pembroke, has been charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

·         Theft Under $5000

·         Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000

·         Fail to Comply with Probation Order

Masters was released on a promise to appear & is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke August 25th

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating the theft of a 16ft tandem axle enclosed trailer from Ty’s Seamless Eavestroughing located on Pembroke St. West in the City of Pembroke.  The trailer was stolen from the business ...


Posted By: Brian Burton · 7/26/2015 9:08:00 PM

 On July 26, 2015 at approximately 5:00am Killaloe OPP attended a single motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 60 at Mink Lake Road.

 Alcide Poirier, 66 years of age of Killaloe, Hagarty, Richards Township was operating a Ford F250 pick-up truck westbound on Highway 60 when his vehicle struck guardrails, left the highway and rolled into the south ditch.

Jeffrey Poirier, 27 years of age of Moncton was a lone passenger in the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.   Jeffrey Poirier was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

Alcide Poirier was taken to hospital with non- life threatening injuries.

The highway was closed for approximately 7 hours.  It was re-opened at 12:15pm.