LANARK COUNTY – Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) constables saw a slight increase in calls for service over the last week.
Between Monday, May 11 and Monday, May 18, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the OPP responded to 292 calls for service.
The OPP responded to 10 domestic incidents over the last week.
“Carleton Place OPP were called to a residence in the Town of Carleton Place on May 14, just before 1 a.m. regarding a domestic incident,” media relations officer Const. Lori Lobinowich said. “Officers attended and spoke with both parties involved. As a result of the investigation, a 35-year-old resident of the home was arrested and charged with spousal assault. The accused was released from custody on an undertaking with a scheduled court date of July 13, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.”
Taking his ex’s vehicle without consent on May 15, around 9 p.m. resulted in several criminal charges for a 28-year-old resident of Mississippi Mills Township. The accused was located by Carleton Place OPP, arrested and charged with take motor vehicle without consent, failing to comply with probation order and failing to comply with release order.
“As the original charges are domestic related, the accused will not be identified,” Lobinowich said. “He was held for a bail hearing the following day at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.”
Carleton Place OPP were called to a residence in Beckwith Township on May 16, just before 1 a.m. regarding a domestic incident. A 41-year-old male was arrested and charged with three counts of spousal assault and one count of mischief – destroys or damages property. The accused was later released from custody on an undertaking with a scheduled court date of July 27 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth. The victim sustained minor injuries from the incident.
There was an increase in thefts in Lanark County last week as OPP members investigated 14 cases.
“A 62-year-old female was charged with Theft Under $5,000 after being stopped by store security at a Carleton Place grocery store on May 11, around 3:30 p.m.,” Lobinowich said. “The accused was released from custody on an appearance notice.”
Officers from the Lanark County OPP were called to a business on Dufferin Street in the Town of Perth on May 14, just before 10 a.m. regarding a male currently in the store who had been caught on video, stealing the week prior.
“Police attended and arrested Jeremy Scott, age 42 of Ottawa, and charged him with three counts of theft under $5,000 in relation to three occurrences between April 28 and May 14. The accused was released from custody on an undertaking with a scheduled court date of Aug. 17, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.
On May 11, Carleton Place OPP were contacted regarding the theft of four Volkswagen hub caps from an orange vehicle parked for 15 minutes while the owner was inside a retail store on McNeely Avenue in Carleton Place between 3 and 3:15 p.m. Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of the missing hubcaps is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or Lanark County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Lanark County/Carleton Place OPP received five gas “drive-off” calls and five thefts from vehicles calls between May 11 and 18. The thefts from vehicles occurred in Lanark Highlands Township, Drummond-North Elmsley Township and the Town of Perth. Two of the incidents involved the theft of licence plates. Police strongly recommend residents lock their vehicles and to not leave valuables in your car in plain view; especially your wallet or purse.
The OPP responded to 10 mischief calls.
Carleton Place OPP received several calls between May 11 and May 18, in the town and in Mississippi Mills Township involving mischief to vehicles including sugar in a gas tank, a smashed windshield and a vehicle being keyed. If you see anything suspicious in your neighbourhood, call police.
There were 10 reported cases of fraud last week.
“Online safety is only as good as your password and computer/phone security,” Lobinowich said. “Ensure you change your password every few months and don’t have the same password for all your credit cards or websites. Remember, whatever is on your computer or phone is accessible to anyone that has access to your device so never share passwords.”
There were 14 motor vehicle collisions in Lanark County last week and one impaired driver charge.
On May 16, just after 2:30 p.m., Carleton Place OPP received a traffic complaint on Highway 15, near the village of Franktown. The vehicle was located and stopped just coming into the Town of Smiths Falls and the driver spoken to. The interaction resulted in the arrest and charge of Dana LaFlamme, age 30 of Ottawa, Ontario for operation while impaired and operation while impaired – over 80. The accused’s driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. Release was by way of an undertaking with a scheduled court date of July 20 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.
Lanark County OPP were called to a property on Highway 43 in Drummond-North Elmsley Township on May 16, around 2 p.m. regarding two people breaking into a trailer. Police attended to conduct their investigation but the suspects were gone upon arrival. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122.
A 43-year old resident of Carleton Place was arrested for public intoxication by Carleton Place OPP on May 15, just before 3:30 p.m. after being found walking on McNeely Avenue with a large bottle of alcohol. Once sober, the person was released unconditionally.
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.