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Petawawa Man Facing Kidnapping and Assault Charges

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 9/30/2016 10:36:00 AM

A Petawawa Man is facing several charges including Kidnapping and Assault With A Weapon following an incident just before midnight on Thursday.

The Upper Ottawa Valley OPP responded to a break and enter of a home on Petawawa Boulevard in the Town of Petawawa. It's alleged 24 year old, Dennis Rolfe-Boudreau, forced his way into the home and brandished an edged weapon. After a brief altercation the suspect ran from the home. The incident is not considered random since the victim knew the attacker.

The suspect then went to Domino's Pizza in Petawawa and caused damage to the restaurant and forced the delivery person into their vehicle. The police quickly found the vehicle, being driven by the victim and pulled it over. Rolfe-Boudreau is facing 15 charges including; Kidnapping, Assault With a Weapon and more.

He was held for a bail hearing taking place today in Pembroke.

Incident At Pembroke High School Leads To Charges Against Youth

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 9/30/2016 7:31:00 AM
Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police were called to Fellowes High School in the City of Pembroke earlier this week regarding an incident that took place at the school after dismissal at approximately 3pm on September 26, 2016.   School staff reported that a physical altercation took place involving three students, one of whom brandished an edged weapon and made threats to another student.  The involved parties were not injured. 
As a result, on September 27, 2016, a 16 year old male youth from Pembroke was arrested and is facing the following charges under the Criminal Code:
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Uttering Threats
  • Assault with a Weapon
    The youth was also charged with Breach of Probation under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). 


Traffic stop leads to drug charges against Petawawa Man and Woman

Posted By: Brian Burton · 9/29/2016 7:55:00 AM

On the afternoon of September 26, 2016 the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop of a Mazda 3 on Portage Road in the Town of Petawawa.  The adult female driver and adult male passenger were both found to be in possession of drugs contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).  As a result 56 year old Karen Anne ADAMS of Petawawa was arrested and charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Oxycodone, contrary to the CDSA.   73 year old John HARKNESS of Petawawa was also arrested and charged with Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking – Oxycodone, contrary to the CDSA. 

Both accused persons were released on a Promise To Appear and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke on October 25, 2016

OPP Apprehend Male Student At Arnprior District High School

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 9/29/2016 5:51:00 AM

Officers from the Arnprior Detachment of the OPP responded to Arnprior District High School to deal with a report of a student with an edged weapon on Wednesday.  Police responded shortly after  noon to the school. The school was placed on hold and secure while police and staff dealt with the student.  The male student was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and transported to hospital.
No staff or students were injured during the incident.  The investigation is continuing.

Tuesdays & Thursdays are Criminal Record check days

Posted By: Brian Burton · 9/26/2016 5:31:00 AM

With a new school year already in progress and registration for many fall sports programs already underway the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind local residents of when they can submit and pick up their criminal records checks.  Both the Pembroke OPP Detachment at 77 International Drive in Pembroke and the Petawawa OPP Detachment at 1913 Petawawa Boulevard in Petawawa will only accept and return criminal records checks on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 8am and 4pm.  The change to Tuesday and Thursday as criminal record check processing days began in April 2016 as a result of balancing operational needs with the increasing demand for criminal record checks.

The public is reminded that the fee for a criminal record check for employment purposes is $25.   There is no fee for those who require a criminal record check for volunteer purposes but those applicants ...

OPP Execute Search Warrant and lay Drug Charges in Renfrew

Posted By: Brian Burton · 9/22/2016 6:06:00 AM

On September 16, 2016 members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau - Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), Tactical Rescue Unit (TRU) and Renfrew OPP Detachment executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at a residence on Oak Crescent in Renfrew ON. Police located a small amount of cocaine and 6 ounces of marihuana. Paraphernalia indicative of drug trafficking was also seized.

 Joseph REDPATH (24) of Renfrew ON was arrested and charged with the following:

                               *             Possession of Controlled Scheduled I Substance                                                                                        

                              *             Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking of Controlled Scheduled II substance

                              *             Failing to Comply with Undertaking


 REDPATH was released on a Promise to Appear in Court and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, Renfrew Ontario October 26th, 2016

A Vigil to mark the first anniversary of Wilno killings in Petawawa today

Posted By: Brian Burton · 9/22/2016 5:50:00 AM

Today marks one year since the death of three women in the Ottawa Valley.

On September 22nd 2015 Anastasia Kuzyk, Nathalie Warmerdam and Carol Culleton were murdered during an alleged spree of violence and anger.

Basil Borutski is now facing three counts first degree murder and will stand trial a year from now.

The day's tragic events started in Wilno with the death of Kuzyk, then moved to Foymount and Combermere before Borutski was tracked down in a wooded area in Kinburn.

A vigil will be held at the Renfrew County Women's Monument in Petawawa at noon to honour the women.

Pembroke Woman Arrested and Charged For "Counselling To Commit Murder"

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 9/21/2016 4:29:00 PM

A 34 year old woman from Pembroke is facing a charge of Counselling to Commit Murder and Uttering Threats. 

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police Crime Unit under the direction of Detective Staff Sergeant Tina Chalk of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch concluded an investigation into an incident involving the offences of counselling to commit murder and uttering threats which occurred in the Petawawa area.

The 34 year old woman was arrested and charged on Tuesday September 20th. She was released from custody and will appear in court in Pembroke at a later date.  The OPP will not identify the accused to protect the identity of the victim.

OPP Auxiliary Recruit from Golden Lake Honored with Award

Posted By: Brian Burton · 9/20/2016 5:08:00 AM

Five new Auxiliary Constables have recently joined ranks at the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment. 

The newest Auxiliary Members of the OPP are Diane Hokum, Kelsey Michaud, Mike Publow, Colton Keuhl and Chelsey Schoenfeldt. 

At a recent meeting on September 14, 2016 Detachment Commander Mark Wolfe welcomed the new members and presented an award to 24 year old Schoenfeldt of Golden Lake who was recognized by OPP Instructors as the Most Outstanding Recruit in the June 2016 Auxiliary Constable Recruit Class. 

In total 51 recruits from all over Ontario successfully completed the training in June 2016 which took place at OPP Headquarters in Orillia. 

“Our newest Auxiliary Members will assist us in continuing to build positive relationships with our community by taking part in many community safety strategies that are proactive and innovative,” stated Inspector Mark Wolfe.

Auxiliary Constables are dedicated civilian volunteers who assist regular OPP ...

OPP Ask For Public's Help In Search For Escaped Inmate

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 9/16/2016 12:25:00 PM

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as result of being Unlawfully at Large.

Mohamed Hersi is described as a Black Male, 29 years of age, 185 cm (6’1”), 95 kg (209lbs), black hair  and wears prescription glasses.

Hersi is serving a 2 year 3 month sentence for Break and Enter, Assault with a Weapon, Robbery (x2), and Forcible Confinement.

The offender is known to frequent the Ottawa and Toronto Areas.

Anyone having contact with this offender or information in regards to their whereabouts is asked to contact the Provincial ROPE Squad at 416-808-5900 or toll free at 1-866-870-ROPE (7673) or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or call 9-1-1.