LANARK COUNTY – Between Monday, December 9 and Monday, December 16, 2019, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 406 calls for service.
The calls included:
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Total: 43 Including:
Car / Deer: 17
Parking Lots: 7
Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 12
Impaired Drivers – 1
After several calls to police regarding an erratic driver on December 11, 2019, between 3:30 – 4:15 p.m., officers from the Lanark County OPP located the vehicle parked in Montague Township with the driver inside. The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest and charge of a 27 year-old male of Kemptville, Ontario, for Impaired – alcohol and drugs and Operation while Impaired (Over 80). He was also charged with having open liquor and no currenlyt validated permit. The accused was released from custody on a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth on January 13, 2020, regarding the criminal matters. Lanark County OPP were assisted by Lanark County Paramedics and Smiths Falls Police in this incident.
Domestic Incidents – 10 (no criminal charges laid)
Break and Enters – 2
Thefts – 24
Between December 9-16, 2019, 11 incidents of thefts from unlocked vehicles overnight were reported to the Lanark County OPP. One of the victims who awoke and saw someone outside, confirmed what police have been advising; if the vehicle is locked, the thief will move on to easier targets – unlocked vehicles. Please, lock your vehicles at night, keep valuable like your wallet with you in the house, install motion sensor lights and or cameras to deter would-be thieves and help police to identify and charge these people if an incident happens.
A 60 year old, female, resident of Ottawa, Ontario has been charged with two counts of trespassing regarding shoplifting incidents in the Town of Almonte on December 13, 2019. The stolen item was returned and no criminal charges were laid.
Frauds – 3
Mischiefs – 3
Lanark County OPP in conjunction with the Perth CIBC will be hosting an information session for seniors on fraud prevention, on Thursday, December 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the Perth Restaurant. All are welcome to attend and learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from on-going scams in our area.
Liquor Licence Act Charges – 0
Mental Health – 13
December 2-9, 2019
LANARK COUNTY – Between Monday, December 2 and Monday, December 9, 2019, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 433 calls for service.
The calls included:
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Total: 45 Including:
Car / Deer: 14
Parking Lots: 6
Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 10
A 65 year old driver from Nepean, Ontario was charged with Failure to Yield to Traffic after a collision on December 5, 2019, on Craig Street in the Town of Perth just before 6:00 p.m.
Impaired Drivers – 2
Around 8:00 p.m. on December 2, 2019, a vehicle went into the ditch along Highway 15 in Beckwith Township which was witnessed by another motorist. Officers from the Carleton Place OPP attended and conducted their investigation which ended with a male 33 of Smiths Falls, Ontario being arrested and charged with Operation while Impaired (Over 80). The accused was released from custody on a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth on January 6, 2020.
After trying to evade officers at a RIDE spot check in Montague Township around 6:00 p.m. on December 6, 2019, a 43 year-old male of Montague Township, Ontario was arrested and charged with Operation while Impaired, Operation while Impaired (Over 80), and Flight from Police. The accused was also charged with three counts of Driving while under Suspension (Highway Traffic Act offence). He was released from custody on a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on January 6, 2019 regarding the criminal matters.
Domestic Incidents – 10
A 54 year old resident of the Town of Carleton Place, Ontario was arrested and held for bail on December 5, 2019, regarding an historical domestic incident reported to Carleton Place OPP on December 3, 2019. The accused was charged with two counts of spousal assault and uttering threats. He cannot be identified in order to protect the victim.
A 39 year old resident of Mississippi Mills Township, Ontario was charged on December 9, 2019, by the Lanark County OPP with Criminal Harassment in relation to her estranged spouse. The accused cannot be identified in order to protect the victim in this domestic incident. She was released from custody on a Promise to Appear on December 23, 2019, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.
Break and Enters – 0
Thefts – 21
On December 2, 2019, officers from the Carleton Place OPP were called to a residence in the Town of Carleton Place regarding an incident in Mississippi Mills Township. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of 54 year old male of Mississippi Mills Township, Ontario and the following charges: Unlawfully in a Dwelling House, Mischief Under $5,000, Forcible Confinement and two counts of Armed Robbery. The accused was held for a bail hearing on December 5, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth. There were no reported injuries in this matter.
There were 14 calls to police (or reported online) regarding thefts from vehicles during the week of December 2-9, 2019. All but one of these thefts was from unlocked vehicles. Lanark County OPP wish to remind motorists to “lock it or lose it” this season; keep your vehicles locked even in your driveway/garage and valuables out of view.
Mischiefs – 2
Frauds – 5
Thanks to observant and careful staff at a bank in the Town of Perth on December 4, 2019, a 39 year-old male of Gatineau, Quebec was arrested and charged by the Lanark County OPP with Possession of an Identity Document and five counts of Failure to Comply with Probation Order. The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing on December 5, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.
Liquor Licence Act Charges – 1
Mental Health – 12
Any person with information regarding any criminal activity should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Lanark County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.