LANARK COUNTY – Between Monday, November 18 and Monday, November 25, 2019 officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 407 calls for service.
The calls included:
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Total: 59 Including:
Car / Deer: 34
Parking Lots: 9
Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 8
Within the past two weeks motor vehicle collisions with animals has greatly increased within Lanark County. Of the 59 collisions reported between November 18-25, 2019, 34 involved deer. Drivers are reminded to slow down and scan the ditches and outlying areas while driving especially around dusk/dawn periods of the day and when in rural areas.
A 56 year old Perth, Ontario resident was charged on November 21, 2019 with Follow too Closely after being involved in a collision with another vehicle on Wilson Street West in the Town of Perth around noon.
A 20 year old resident of Eldorado was charged with Careless Driving after a single vehicle collision/rollover on Gore Street East in the Town of Perth on November 22, 2019 just before 11:00 a.m. The roadway was shut down for a short period of time while the investigation was conducted. Lanark County Ambulance and Perth Fire Department personnel also attended to assist with the collision.
Officers from the Carleton Place OPP were called to investigate a single, motor vehicle in the ditch on Derry Side Road near Kidd Road on November 24, 2019 just after 7:00 a.m. after a passing motorist observed the vehicle. Upon arrival, no one was found in or around the location. The subsequent investigation and locating of the driver, resulted in charges of Failing to Report a Collision, Failing to Remain at the Scene of a Collision and Operate Unsafe Motor Vehicle for a 27 year old resident of Beckwith Township. The driver was summoned to Provincial Offences Court in Perth for a scheduled date of January 7, 2020.
After a concerned motorist called police regarding a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 511 in Tay Valley Township on November 21, 2019 around 6:30 a.m., officers from the Lanark County OPP attended the location. The subsequent investigation resulted in the driver, Rebecca CASSELL, age 23 of Smiths Falls, Ontario being arrested and charged with Over 80. After receiving medical attention for minor injuries sustained during the collision, the accused was released on a Promise to Appear at a schedule court date of December 23, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth.
A RIDE checkpoint was conducted by officers from the Lanark County OPP on November 24, 2019 around 5:00 p.m. on Narrows Lock Road in Tay Valley Township. As result of the stop and subsequent breath testing, Linda FOX, age 59 of Perth, Ontario was arrested and charged with Over 80. She was released from custody on a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth on January 6, 2020.
Domestic Incidents – 8 (no charges laid)
Break and Enters – 2
Thefts – 5
Mischiefs – 6
Officers from the Carleton Place OPP are investigating a case of graffiti vandalism at a business on Patterson Crescent in the Town of Carleton Place which was reported November 18, 2019. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stopper’s 1-800-222-TIPS.
On November 20, 2019, officers from the Lanark County OPP were called to a business on Warren Crescent in the Town of Perth regarding an object being thrown through the establishment window just before 12:30 a.m. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stopper’s 1-800-222-TIPS.
Frauds – 8
On November 18, 2019, officers from the Carleton Place OPP were contacted by a business owner in the Town of Carleton Place regarding an employee and an allegation of fraud. The ensuing investigation resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for the employee who later turned herself in to police. Charged with Fraud Under $5,000 is Samantha SOIKIE, age 35 of Carleton Place, Ontario. She was released from custody on a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth on December 30, 2019.
Scammers continue to call residents of Lanark County requesting parts of their Social Insurance Number (SIN). Please do not give out your SIN or any part of it to someone who calls by phone that you do not know. Never correct when misinformation is given – this is often done so you provide the scammer with the correct information which they can then use to create false identities.
Remember: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. If you are selling items on KIJJI or other forms of social media remember, most people do not put money out without seeing the item in person. And people are not going to pay double the amount for items sight-un-seen and have the item shipped long distances. These are common fraudulent actions. Don’t cash the cheques and don’t send the items.
Liquor Licence Act Charges – 1
Mental Health – 7
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.