OPP Bulletins first week of 2024

Festive RIDE ends with more than 1400 impaired driving charges

With the provincial Festive RIDE campaign now concluded, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid 1,472 impaired driving charges against drivers who chose to ring in the new year facing the loss of their driver’s licence, other penalties and a criminal record.  

During the 47-day campaign, the OPP stopped 42,464 drivers during 11,421 RIDE initiatives, where officers made full use of their expertise and sophisticated tools to detect and investigate impairment in drivers. The OPP also issued 220 Warn Range Suspensions and 17 Zero Tolerance suspensions.

The OPP thanks all road users and citizens who reported suspected impaired drivers to police and did their part to keep roads safe over the holidays.

Drivers are reminded that the OPP conducts RIDE events throughout the year, as part of their ongoing commitment to save lives on roads.   

The OPP Festive RIDE Campaign ran from November 16, 2023 to January 2, 2024.  

OPP News Portal(2024,Jan.4) OPP LAYS 1,400+ IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGES DURING FESTIVE RIDE CAMPAIGN [media release]


Criminal charges follow two separate collisions

Police have laid criminal charges on two drivers after responding to separate incidents involving motor vehicle collisions.

On December 21, 2023, just before midnight, members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a passenger car on Silver Lake Road in the Township of Bonnechere Valley.

As a result of the investigation, 34-year-old Jacquelyn BOLDT of Bonnechere Valley Township was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • impaired operation.
  • impaired over 80; and,
  • dangerous driving.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in court on January 7, 2024, Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke. The accused’s driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle towed and impounded.

On December 28, 2023, just before 2:00 a.m., members of the Killaloe Detachment assisted members of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment with a single vehicle collision involving a sport utility vehicle on Lake Dore Road, in the Township of North Algona Wilberforce.

As a result of the investigation, 37-year-old Steven BORETSKY of Killaloe Hagarty and Richards Township was arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offence:

  • failure or refusal to comply with demand.

The accused was released and is scheduled to appear in court on January 24, 2024, Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke. The accused driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle towed.

Yarmel,C.,OPP Killaloe Detachment(2024,Jan.2) COLLISIONS LEAD TO CRIMINAL CHARGES [media release]


Multiple Intimate Partner Violence incidents result in criminal charges

Police have laid several criminal domestic violence related charges after responding recently to multiple Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) incidents.

On December 22, 2023, members of the Killaloe Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault call for service at a residence in the Township of Killaloe Hagarty and Richards. As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged a 50-year-old from Killaloe Hagarty and Richards Township with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • domestic assault, (three counts).

The accused was released on conditions.

On December 23, 2023, members of the Killaloe Detachment responded to an assault call for service at a residence in the Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan. As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged a 45-year-old from Etobicoke with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • domestic utter threat to cause death or bodily harm;
  • domestic assault; and,
  • forcible confinement.

The accused was released on conditions.

On December 24, 2023, members of the Killaloe Detachment responded to a breach of conditions call for service at residence in the Township of Killaloe Hagarty and Richards. As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged a 47-year-old from Killaloe Hagerty and Richards with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • fail to comply with release conditions (three counts).

The accused was released on conditions.

On December 25, 2023, members of the Killaloe Detachment responded to an assault call for service at a residence in the Township of Bonnechere Valley. As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged a 33-year-old from North Algona Wilberforce Township with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • domestic assault.

The accused was released on conditions.

On December 26, 2023, members of the Killaloe Detachment responded to an assault call for service at a residence in the Township of Bonnechere Valley. As a result of the investigation, police arrested and charged a 36-year-old from Bonnechere Valley with the following Criminal Code offences:

  • domestic assault; and,
  • domestic assault with a weapon.

The accused was released on conditions.

The names of the accused persons will not be released to protect the identity of the victims. The accused will appear in court at later date.

If you or someone you know is living in or involved in an abusive relationship help is available. Contact Bernadette McCann House 24/7 for support, advice, or the safety of a shelter at 1-800-267-4930. The Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County is also available 24/7 for information and support at 1-800-663-3060. You could also attend the emergency department of any hospital in Renfrew County and ask to speak to a member of the Assault Response Team. Victim Services of Renfrew County is also available to provide emotional and practical assistance to people who have experienced domestic violence. They can be reached at 613-649-2852 or toll free at 1-877-568-5730. In emergencies call 9-1-1.

Yarmel,C.,OPP Killaloe Detachment(2024,Jan.2) POLICE RESPOND TO SEVERAL DOMESTIC INCIDENTS – CHARGES LAID [media release]

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