Lanark County OPP report
Between Monday, June 22 and Monday, June 29, 2020 officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 349 calls for service.
The calls included:
Motor Vehicle Collisions Total: 22
Including: Car / Deer: 12
Parking Lots: 4
Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 3
Lanark County OPP were advised of a single vehicle collision on Waba Road in Mississippi Mills Township on June 26, 2020 at 11:00 p.m. Officers attended and spoke with the witness who called in the collision and drove the driver to a residence. The driver was located and spoken to. Subsequently, Nicole PERFITT, age 37 of Arnprior, Ontario was arrested and charged with Impaired Operation. The accused was later released from custody on an Appearance Notice for a scheduled court date of September 28, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth. Further charges of Fail to Remain and Fail to Report Accident were laid under the Highway Traffic Act and Operate a Motor Vehicle without Insurance contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.
Impaired Drivers – 1
A routine traffic stop on Clayton Road in Mississippi Mills Township on June 28, 2020 just before 2:00 a.m. by a member of the Lanark County OPP resulted in the arrest and charge of the driver, Vincent WHITE, age 23 of Lanark Highlands Township, Ontario with Operation While Impaired – Over 80. The accused’s driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 and they were released on an Appearance Notice for a scheduled court date of September 28, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.
Domestic Incidents – 4
A 44 year old resident of the Town of Perth was arrested and charged by Lanark County OPP on June 27, 2020 with Disobeying Order of the Court after attending near the residence of their former spouse in Lanark Highlands Township around 2:00 p.m. The accused was released from custody on an Undertaking with a scheduled court date of September 14, 2020, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.
Break and Enters – 1
Carleton Place OPP were called to a restaurant on Highway 7 in Carleton Place on June 21, 2020 regarding a reported break, enter and theft at the location, sometime between June 21-23, 2020. A quantity of cash was reportedly stolen. Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of the funds is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122.
Thefts – 12
Carleton Place OPP were advised of a theft on June 24, 2020 from an address on Wolf Grove Road in Mississippi Mills Township. The incident occurred sometime between the evening of June 18 to the morning of June 24, 2020. A 2018, blue, YAMAHA, Wolverine side-by-side ATV was stolen from a shed on the property. Anyone with information regarding this theft or the whereabouts of the ATV is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122.
On June 25, 2020, Lanark County OPP were called to the Perth Mews Mall where two local youth aged 10 and 13 years were reporting their bicycles had been stolen while in a store for 5 minutes. The children and their parents were very upset at this but very happy when police located the bicycles later the same date in the Town of Perth. The investigation into the thefts is still on-going. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122.
A black, NORCO bicycle was reported stolen from a driveway at a residence on Ivey Place in the Town of Perth on June 26, 2020. The bicycle belongs to a 10 year old child who would greatly appreciate having their bicycle returned. Anyone with information regarding the theft or the whereabouts of the bicycle is asked to call Lanark County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Lanark County OPP were advised on June 26, 2020, of the theft of a HONDA push, lawnmower from behind a business located on Sunset Boulevard in the Town of Perth. The theft happened sometime between June 20-23, 2020. Anyone with information regarding the theft or the whereabouts of the lawnmower is asked to call Lanark County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. The lawnmower is valued at $700.
Lanark County OPP received reports of six gas “drive-offs” between June 22-29, 2020; five incidents in the Town of Carleton Place and one in the Town of Perth.
Mischiefs – 7
Carleton Place OPP were called to a business on Victoria Street in the Town of Carleton Place on June 25, 2020 at 09:30 a.m. regarding what appeared to be a brick having been thrown at the window, just before 1:00 a.m. according to video surveillance. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122.
Lanark County OPP were contacted regarding trespassing and a break-in at a local quarry overnight of June 26-27, 2020. Police were advised locks at the gates had been cut, a building entered and items strewn about. Information was also received that a gathering of 30-40 teenagers had taken place. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122. The public is also reminded of the maximum gathering under the Emergency Measures & Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) is 10 people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gathering like this put everyone at risk as well as cost businesses with repairs, clean-up and replacement of locks.
Frauds – 9
Lanark County OPP wish to remind the public to be extremely cautious regarding phone calls from ANYONE you don’t know; even if they say they are police or from the government. A new scam going around is where the scammer says they are from “Service Canada” and advise you there are fraudulent charges on your Social Insurance Card (SIN). The scammer then goes on to ask you for your SIN. Firstly, your SIN is just a number to register you to work; you can’t have fraudulent charges on the number. Secondly, if the caller says you have fraudulent charges on your number why then do they need you to provide your number? PLEASE, be careful and don’t give out banking, personal information or your SIN or any parts of numbers to callers you don’t know.
Scammers continue to ask people to purchase GOOGLE “play cards” as payment – some people are catching on to this. If you decline, the scammers go for another method to get your money. Think: If you are selling a product would you want the money sent to someone else in a different town, province, country? No, but this is what scammers do ask of you…say NO. Scammers also frequently use money transfer places like Western Union.
Liquor Licence Act Charges – 0
Mental Health – 11
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.