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Lanark County OPP report

by | Dec 31, 2019 | Local News | 0 comments

Between Monday, December 23 and Monday, December 30, 2019, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 252 calls for service. 

The calls included:

Motor Vehicle Collisions

Total, 33 including:
Car / Deer: 9
Parking Lots: 9
Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 8

Impaired Drivers – 0

Domestic Incidents – 9
Officers from the Carleton Place OPP were called to a residence in Carleton Place on December 27, 2019 regarding a domestic incident just after 8:00 a.m. A 27 year old resident of Smiths Falls, Ontario was arrested and charged with spousal assault. He was later released on an Undertaking to attend court on February 3, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth. The accused cannot be identified in order to protect the victim who sustained minor injuries from the assault.

Break and Enters – 1

Thefts – 8
Between December 23-30, 2019, only two reports of unlocked vehicles entered overnight were reported to police. Lanark County OPP wish to thank citizens for being vigilant in locking their vehicles which has greatly reduced the number of incidents. Five of the eight reported thefts this week were “gas drive-offs” from area gas stations.

Mischiefs – 3

Frauds – 4
TIP OF THE WEEK: If someone is trying to blackmail you for money online (threat to send pictures to contact list for example) DO NOT send money. The person is not honest and there is no guarantee they won’t come back asking for more money; which happened in two separate instances between December 23-27, 2019 within Lanark County.

Lanark County OPP wish to advise residents that it is NOT normal for family members or friends to request you send them assistance in the form of gift or GOOGLE play cards; especially in large amounts (example $4,000). If you receive an email requesting same, please call the person and verify it was indeed them sending the message and not someone who hacked their email account.

Liquor Licence Act Charges – 2
A 39 year old resident of Drummond-North Elmsley Township, Ontario was arrested and charged with Being Intoxicated in a Public Place on December 28, 2019 just before 10:30 p.m. after Lanark County OPP were called to a residence in Drummond-North Elmsley Township regarding a verbal domestic incident. The male was held in custody until sober and released with the Liquor Licence charge.

A RIDE checkpoint in Lanark Highlands Township on December 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. resulted in two occupants in the same vehicle being charged with Open Liquor. 

Mental Health – 4

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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