Lanark County OPP report
Between Monday, October 21 and Monday, October 28, 2019, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 404 calls for service. The calls included:
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Total: 46 including:
Car / Deer: 22
Parking Lots: 4
Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 3
Impaired Drivers – 2
A traffic stop for speeding on October 25, 2019 just before 2:00 p.m. on County Road 29 in Mississippi Mills Township resulted in the driver, Scott FLUKE, age 42 of Ottawa, Ontario being arrested and charged by officers from the Lanark County OPP for impaired operation of a conveyance over 80 mg. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and he was later released on a Promise to Appear at a scheduled court date on November 25, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth.
While en route to another call, officers from the Lanark County OPP came across a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 7 in Drummond-North Elmsley Township on October 27, 2019 just after 3:30 a.m. The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest and charge for Care and Control Impaired by Alcohol and Over 80 mg of Reece STEWART, age 20 of Drummond-North Elmsley Township. The accused was released from custody on a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth on November 25, 2019.
Domestic Incidents – 15 (no charges laid)
Break and Enters – 0
Thefts – 11
Theft of tools from an insecure construction site on Coleman Street in the Town of Carleton Place was reported to the Carleton Place OPP Detachment on October 22, 2019. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122.
Sound, camera and computer equipment were reportedly stolen during an event on October 19, 2019 from a business on the 9th Line of Beckwith in Beckwith Township and reported to police. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to call the Carleton Place OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Mischiefs – 3
On October 22, 2019 just before 11:00 p.m. a resident on Malcolm Street in Mississippi Mills Township called police after a rock was thrown through their residence window. Anyone with information regarding this mischief is asked to contact the Carleton Place OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
The back window was smashed out of a vehicle parked at a residence on Stonehome Crescent in Mississippi Mills Township on October 26, 2019 around 11:00 p.m. and reported to police. Anyone with information regarding this mischief is asked to contact the Carleton Place OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Frauds – 10
Residents within Lanark County continue to get calls from fraudsters claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency, police or government requesting them to confirm their Social Insurance Number (SIN). In some cases, the caller will say a number (made up) and the unsuspecting victim provides their correct number or simply the last 3 digits. Never provide or confirm any personal information over the telephone unless you have initiated the call.
Residents are also receiving what is known as the “grandparent scam” phone calls apparently from their child/grandchild who’s been involved in a collision and can’t speak properly, advising the parent must send money in order for them to be released from jail or, for lawyers to “work out” backdoor court deals. Never send or transfer money in these cases as a lawyer would never pay any fine on your loved one’s behalf; payment would be made directly to the court if at all required.
Liquor Licence Act Charges – 2
Mental Health – 2
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.
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