19-year-old charged after domestic incident in Limoges

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EMBRUN — Russell County OPP say they responded to 179 calls for service between Thursday, February 18th, and Monday, February 22nd. Most notable was a domestic dispute that took place February 18th, at approximately 8:15 a.m., on Herbert Street in Limoges.

Police found that an altercation had occurred between two individuals, one of whom was a 19-year-old. As a result of the investigation, the 19-year-old was arrested and charged with spousal assault, failure to comply with a probation order and theft under $5,000.

Additionally, shortly before 2:30 a.m. on February 19th, police pulled over a vehicle for a Highway Traffic Act offence on Champlain Street in Bourget. Police discovered that the driver was not complying with his probation order. Richard Leroux-Bedard, 37, was consequently arrested and charged with failure to comply with a probation order.

Both accused are scheduled to appear in L’Orignal court at a later date.


Driver, passenger charged 

EMBRUN — Russell County OPP say they responded to 416 calls between February 8th and February 17th. Most notable was a traffic stop conducted by police on County Road 17 in Rockland on February 17th, shortly after 10:45 p.m., which resulted in the arrest of two people.

Initially, a motorist from Ottawa was pulled over for excessive speeding, but further investigation found the driver to be under the influence of alcohol. According to the detachment, 27-year-old Jonathan Gardner was consequently arrested and charged with:

• Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

• Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

• Drive motor vehicle – no licence

• Race a motor vehicle – Excessive speed

• Driving a motor vehicle with an open container of liquor

Police also arrested and charged a 25-year-old, who was a passenger in the vehicle, with the following:

• Permit a motor vehicle to be operated without insurance

• Permit unlicensed person to drive a motor vehicle

Gardner received an immediate 90-day driver’s license suspension and the vehicle was also impounded for seven days. Both accused are still scheduled to appear in L’Orignal court at a later date.

Fire deliberately set, police say

CASSELMAN — Police responded to call about a fire at a business on Principale Street in Casselman, shortly after 10:15 p.m. on February 15th. Firefighters were already on the scene when Russell County OPP arrived, and no one was injured. An investigation found the fire had been set deliberately.

In connection with the incident, the detachment reports the arrest of St-Bernardin resident Jasmin Genier, 37, who’s charged with:

• Damage to property

• Mischief Under $5,000

• Failure to attend court

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