OPP bulletins Feb.1

Sex assault charges laid

On Friday, January 8, 2021, members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) began an investigation into a report of a sexual assault that occurred at a residence in the Township of Madawaska Valley.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged a 46 year old from South Algonquin Township with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Exploitation; and,
  • Fail to comply with probation order.

  The accused was released on conditions, and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Ontario Court of Justice, Killaloe. The name of the accused has been withheld to protect the identity of the victim. There is no risk to public safety.

Possession of stolen property, probation breach charges

On Thursday, January 28, 2021 members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a theft call at a residence in the Township of Madawaska Valley.

As a result of the investigation, 27 year old Kendal DUPUIS of Belleville was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5000; and
  • Breach of probation (3 counts)

The accused has been held in custody pending a bail court hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke.


Beware fraudsters

On January 25, 2021, Renfrew OPP responded to a fraud where the victim was advised they were eligible for a carbon tax refund. The victim provided their banking information to the unknown caller but quickly contacted their bank to report the incident. The account was frozen and no money was lost.

The fraudsters insist personal information is needed to receive benefit payment such as this and will request personal identification, bank statements and passwords.

There are other situations where the fraudsters will request money be sent to a Facebook account in the form of pre-paid credit cards, gifts cards or a photograph of your personal credit card.

Individuals should never respond to these fraudulent communications.

Here are some warning signs:

Urgency The fraudsters always make the request sound very urgent, which may cause the victim to not verify the story.

Request for Money Transfer Money is usually requested to be sent by a money transfer company such as Money Gram, Western Union or even through your own banking institution.

The request of payment using gift cards The caller will tell the victim to purchase various types of gift cards (iTunes, Google Play, Steam, Walmart) and then request a text with pictures of the card numbers.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report online at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca.


Renfrew OPP officers conducted seven Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) checks. Three of the RIDE checks were initiated on the snowmobile trails in Arnprior and McNab/Braeside Township. Officers are checking riders for impairment, equipment, trail passes and licencing.

Carruthers,A.,OPP Renfrew Detachment(2021,Feb.1) RENFREW OPP WEEKLY NEWS [media release]

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