Crime scene: Vehicle stolen, internet fraud


Deep River Police crime report for July 2019

Anyone with information regarding these crimes or any other crime is asked to call the Deep River Police Service at 613-584-3500 or the Renfrew County Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

• The Deep River Police responded to 169 calls for service for the month of July, including 19 9-1-1 calls and 10 motor vehicle accidents. This also does not include follow-up investigations from previous months and the fingerprint and criminal record checks that were done.

• July 3, Cst Brela responded to a report of a male breaching his conditions. After obtaining statements and doing an investigation, the male was arrested and charged.

• July 4, Cst Barker was made aware of a theft. Cst Barker identified the suspect, however the complainant did not want charges laid and only wanted their property to be returned. The suspect was issued a warning after returning the stolen item.

• July 4, Cst Brela responded to an assistance call from the Renfrew County ambulance after they were dispatched to a female who hurt herself in her apartment and could not get up. Police assisted the paramedics to remove the female from her room and into the ambulance where she was taken to the Deep River and District Hospital.

• July 7, Cst Newell and Brela observed youths on top of a building in Deep River. The youth were directed to get off the roof and were all given a warning.

• July 8, Cst Barker responded to an accident involving a motorcycle and car. Paramedics were also on scene to examine the drivers injuries which were non life threatening. The driver was examined and released at the scene.

• July 8, Cst Ray responded to a suicidal person walking down the street. Cst Ray located the person who was then transported to Pembroke Hospital for assessment.

• July 10, Cst Brela responded to a report of shoplifting. The store owner did not want charges laid, however police did issue a trespassing notice to the suspect to not return back to their store.

• July 13, Cst Barker observed a male walking to his vehicle who appeared to be intoxicated. The male got into his vehicle at which time Cst Barker approached the driver and arrested him for Care and Control of a motor vehicle. The driver provided a breath sample and it was three times over the legal limit.

• July 14, Cst Barker responded to an assistance call from the OPP regarding a traffic complaint. Cst Barker stopped the suspected vehicle and the driver was found to have consumed alcohol. The driver was also on conditions to not possess or consume alcohol and therefore in contravention of their conditions. The driver was subsequently arrested.

• July 22, Cst Ray responded to a two vehicle accident at Hwy 17 and Deep River Rd. Through investigation it was learned that one vehicle rear-ended a vehicle in front. As a result one driver was charged.

• July 25, Cst Brela was dispatched to a fraud call involving the purchase of a vehicle over the internet. It was learned that the victim sent money for the purchase of a vehicle, however never received the vehicle. Fortunately the bank was able to retrieve the sent money before the suspect was able to obtain it. No suspects are known.

• July 28, Cst Barker responded to a report of an intoxicated person passed out in the middle of the road at 2 am. The person was transported to the Deep River police station where he remained for the remainder of the night and was charged before being released.

• July 30, Cst Medeiros and Brela responded to a call involving a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was located, however the driver ran from the scene. The OPP canine unit was called and the suspect tracked however the scent was lost.

Shortly after both officers learned that the suspect had stolen another vehicle from Deep River and the vehicle was confirmed to be in North Bay. No suspect has been identified at this time.

> published in the NRT August 28