RENFREW COUNTY – Three are arrested on suspicion of smuggling contraband in to a penal institution and 287 calls for service make up the Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) weekly round-up covering Jan.4  and Jan. 11.

During that week there were 25 motor vehicle collisions. 

“On Jan. 9, Sandra Stephens, 41 of Renfrew, was charged with one count each of operation while impaired and operation with blood alcohol concentration over 80 as the result of a single vehicle traffic collision,” OPP media relations officer Const. Joe Tereschuk released in a statement today (Jan. 11). “The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Feb. 22.”

On Jan. 7, a 26-year-old resident of Lanark Highlands was charged with one count each of assault with a weapon, assault, mischief under $5,000 and cruelty to animals as the result of a domestic investigation. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on March 1.

 The Lanark County OPP investigated seven non-criminal domestic disputes during this week.

Officers of the Lanark County OPP investigated eight theft complaints during the past week and one incident of mischief and/or property damage.

The Lanark County OPP investigated four reports of fraud during the past week.

“The Lanark County OPP encourages anyone who feels they may be the target of a scam, or if you know of someone who has, to contact your local police and/or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501,” Tereschuk said.

On Jan. 6, the OPP arrested three people they believe are accomplices in smuggling contraband in to the Bath Institution just west of Kingston.

An OPP-led Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad, under direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, has charged several people after an attempt to smuggle contraband into Bath Institution.

“On Jan. 5, members of the Pen Squad, assisted by members of the Lennox and Addington OPP, located and arrested three individuals near the federal institution,” OPP media relations officer Const. Bill Dickson released in a statement today (Jan. 11). “Investigators, working with Correctional Service of Canada staff, seized a quantity of loose tobacco, cannabis, cell phones and other items, with a total institutional value of more than $32,000.”

Ian Green, 29 of Brampton, Khadedra Knight, 27 of Vaughn and Antoine Rose, 29 of Toronto are each charged under the Criminal Code with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

The accused have been released from custody and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Napanee on March 9.

An inmate of the facility, Shaquwone Rose, age 25 has been charged in relation to the crime with:

  • Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence
  • Participation in a criminal organization

The charged inmate remains in custody and is schedule to make a court appearance the same day.

The investigation is continuing.

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.