During the period of September 19 to October 2, 2022, officers with the Russell County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to more than 720 calls for service. These included:

Russell disturbance investigation leads to sexual assault charges

On September 20, 2022, at approximately 4 p.m., Russell County OPP officers responded to a disturbance in Russell. During the investigation, it was determined that a physical altercation occurred between two adults.

As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old, from Russell, was charged under the Criminal Code (CC) with:

  • Aggravated Sexual Assault CC 273(2)(b)
  • Sexual Assault with a Weapon CC 272(1)(a)
  • Sexual Assault CC 271
  • Forcible Confinement CC 279(2)
  • Assault with a Weapon CC 267(a)
  • Theft over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle CC 334(a)

The accused was held for bail.

The identity of the accused cannot be released in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Victims of sexual assault are not alone. If you need support or know someone that does, there are local resources available to help. You can visit the Victim Services of Prescott-Russell at http://svsprescottrussell.ca for assistance. A toll-free call can also be placed to the Assaulted Women’s Helpline at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential. If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 9-1-1.

Indecent exposure in Embrun

On September 24, 2022, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Russell County OPP officers responded to an indecent exposure complaint on Notre-Dame Street in Embrun.

As a result of the investigation, a 63-year-old male, from Embrun, was charged with:

  • Indecent Act – public place CC 173(1)(a)

The accused was held for bail.

Three motorists charged with impaired driving

On September 24, 2022, shortly after 4:00 p.m., a Russell County OPP officer was on patrol on Blais Street in Embrun. An Ontario driver was stopped for a traffic related offence.

During the investigation, the officer utilized an Approved Screening Device (ASD) on the motorist. The driver was transported to detachment for further testing.

A 63-year-old, from Embrun, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol CC 320.14(1)(a)
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) CC 320.14(1)(b)

On September 28, 2022, at approximately 8 p.m., Russell County OPP officers responded to a two-vehicle collision on St-Jean Street in Rockland. There were no injuries.

During the investigation, the officer utilized an ASD on one of the motorists. The driver was transported to detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, a 22-year-old, from Rockland, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol CC 320.14(1)(a)
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) CC 320.14(1)(b)

On September 30, 2022, shortly before 6:30 p.m., Russell County OPP officers responded to a traffic complaint on County Road 17 in the City of Clarence-Rockland, where an Ontario driver was stopped.

During the investigation, the officer utilized an ASD on one of the motorists. The driver was transported to detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, a 30-year-old, from Plantagenet, was charged with:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol CC 320.14(1)(a)
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) CC 320.14(1)(b)

The motorists received a 90-day driver’s licence suspension, and the vehicles were also impounded for seven days.

The accused are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal at a later date.