Neighbour confronts thief
A man entered a shed at a property on Queen Street in Renfrew looking to steal something but the crime was interrupted by a neighbour and the thief ran off empty handed. According to the OPP, the incident occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. A witness noticed a man enter a shed in a neighbour’s backyard and confronted the suspect. The two had a brief physical confrontation and the suspect fled on foot. He was last seen running north on Munroe Avenue. The suspect is described as a white male, 6 ‘ tall, medium to heavy build, blond hair, approximately 40-45 years old. He was wearing a dark winter parka, carrying a flashlight and a plastic grocery bag, and smelled strongly of alcohol. Const. Mark Yarmel of the Renfrew OPP detachment is leading the investigation.