LANARK COUNTY – Calls for service more than double in Lanark County last week, following one of the county’s quietest weeks in years.

An OPP cruiser parked on the road.
The Lanark County OPP weekly round-up. Courtesy the OPP

Between Monday, Feb. 1, and Monday, Feb. 8, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 298 calls for service. Between Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 the OPP received 129 calls.

During the week there were 34 motor vehicle collisions requiring police assistance.

Police attended to 11 domestic disputes over the week.

On Feb. 6, a 26-year-old resident of Mississippi Mills was charged with one count each of assault and assault causing bodily harm as the result of a domestic investigation,” OPP media relations officer Const. Joe Tereschuk released in a statement today (Feb. 8). “The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on March 29, 2021.”

The Lanark County OPP also investigated 10 non-criminal domestic disputes during this week.

Officers of the Lanark County OPP investigated nine theft complaint during the past week and one complaint of mischief/property damage this past week.

The Lanark County OPP investigated nine 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. “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.”