LANARK COUNTY – Domestic incidents took a jump in Lanark County last week including one Carleton Place resident who was charged with three counts of violating a release order.
“Between Monday, Feb. 22 and Monday, March 1, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 303 calls for service,” media relations officer Const. Joe Tereschuk released in a statement today (March 1).
There were a whopping 39 motor vehicle collisions over the week, including 16 single vehicle incidents, potentially related to some of the wild weather the area saw over the last week.
“On Feb. 23, Jamie Burns, 56 of Tay Valley Township, was charged with one count of impaired operation as the result of a traffic complaint on Highway 7 in Tay Valley,” Tereschuk said. “The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on March 15.”
The OPP investigated 12 domestic disputes over the week resulting in two arrests.
“On Feb. 22, a 42-year-old resident of Carleton Place was charged with three counts of failing to comply with a release order as the result of a domestic investigation,” Tereschuk said. “The accused was held for a show cause hearing. On Feb. 28, a 69-year-old resident of Perth was charged with one count of failing to comply with an undertaking. The accused was held for a show cause hearing.”
Officers of the Lanark County OPP investigated three theft complaints and 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.
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.