Russell OPP lay 23 charges

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EMBRUNThe Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating several incidents after responding to 449 calls for service from Sunday, Nov. 13 to Saturday, Nov. 26.  Among these occurrences, OPP responded to nine domestic disputes, two threat offences, three mischief offences and two impaired related occurrences. Consequently, six males and two females were charged with 23 various offences.  

Neighbour incident

A Rockland woman was charged with assault, mischief, uttering threats and failing to comply with her probation order, according to police. The charges arose from a Nov. 16 “neighbour incident” investigated by Constable William Flint. The accused, Melanie Beauchamp, 33, was held for bail court on Nov. 17 and later released by the judge.  She is set to return to court on Dec. 14.

Impaired charges

At approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, OPP were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on County Road 17 east of Rockland. Constable Shaun Campbell attended the scene, where her investigation revealed a female driver to be intoxicated.  Police say Genevieve Blaney, 42, of Bourget was arrested and charged with impaired driving and exceeding the legal blood-alcohol limit. Her damaged vehicle was impounded for seven days. She was released on a promise to appear in court in L’Orignal on December 14th 2016.

A North Dundas man is accused of refusing to provide a breath sample at a Nov. 25  R.I.D.E stop on Principale St. in St-Albert. According to police, an officer formed the grounds to request a breath sample from Rik Vancaemelbeke, 51, who refused.  The driver was arrested, charged and released on a promise to appear in L’Orignal court on Dec. 21.

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