LANARK COUNTY – Between Monday, February 24 and Monday, March 2, 2020, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 284 calls for service.
The calls included:
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Total: 28 Including:
Car / Deer: 1
Parking Lots: 4
Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 15
Impaired Drivers – 0
Domestic Incidents – 9 (no charges laid)
Break and Enters – 5
Thefts – 9
On February 5, 2020, officers from the Lanark County OPP Detachment were called to a laundromat on Foster Street in the Town of Perth just after 3:30 a.m. regarding mischief to and theft from the machines in the business. Three people were observed running out of the business at the time of the incident. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Carleton Place OPP were called on February 25, 2020 by an 81 year old resident, regarding the theft of a black, folding walker from the front porch of their home, sometime overnight. Anyone with information regarding this matter which occurred in the Town of Carleton Place on Joseph Street is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Between February 24 – March 2, 2020, Lanark County OPP/Carleton Place OPP received 3 calls from thefts from unlocked vehicles. Two incidents took place in Mississippi Mills Township and one in the Town of Perth.
On February 28, 2020, Officers from the Lanark County OPP Detachment were called to a business in the Town of Perth just after 10:00 p.m., regarding a person being caught going through a vehicle. Officers attended and arrested Perth resident, Evgeny PADALETS, age 35. The accused was charged with Theft Under $5,000 and Assault with a Weapon and later released from custody on an Undertaking with a scheduled court date at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth on April 6, 2020.
Lanark County OPP were called to a business on Highway 7 in the Town of Perth on February 28, 2020, regarding theft of electronic items. Officers conducted their investigation which resulted in Michelle GAGNON (also known as Michelle LACROIX), age 43 of Drummond-North Elmsley Township, Ontario being charged with three counts of Theft Under $5,000 in relation to two separate incidents of thefts on February 7 and February 26, 2020 at the location. The accused was released from custody on a Promise to Appear at a scheduled court date of March 16, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth.
Mischiefs – 4
Frauds – 7
If you just met someone in town, and had only spoken several times would you give them hundreds of dollars? For most people the answer is a quick, “No.” Remember that if you meet someone online; especially on dating sites. Scammers pretend to be interested in you, and once they get to know you a bit ask you to send money.
Lanark County OPP wish to remind the public to never give ou, confirm (or correct) when callers want you to verify your Social Insurance Number (SIN) or any part of it.
Some organizations ask for the SIN for reasons unrelated to income reporting purposes – often because it is a simple method of identification. While this is not recommended, there is no law preventing private-sector organizations from asking for the SIN for other purposes such as identification.
In these cases, you are under no obligation to provide your SIN. Just because someone asks for your SIN, it doesn’t mean that you have to provide it. On its website, Service Canada lists some examples of when you do not need to provide your SIN.
Liquor Licence Act Charges – 0
Mental Health – 10
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.