LANARK COUNTY – Some visitors to Lanark County found themselves afoul of the law in the Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) weekly round-up.

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

 Between Monday, Feb.  8 and Monday, Feb. 15, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the OPP responded to 249 calls for service. 

There were 16 motor vehicle collisions over the week. 

“On Feb. 8, Gregory Higgins, 31 of Stittsville, was charged with one count each of impaired operation -alcohol and impaired operation – over 80mg as the result of a traffic stop on Highway 7 in Tay Valley Township,” OPP media relations officer Const. Joe Tereschuk released in a statement yesterday (Feb. 16). “The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on March 8.”

 On Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) Jonathan Bone, 36 of Kingston, was charged with one count each of operation while impaired – over 80mg and take motor vehicle without consent as the result of an investigation into a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 7 in Tay Valley Township. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on March 22.

The Lanark OPP investigated four domestic disputes over the week, but only one led to charges. 

“On Feb. 9, a 33-year-old resident of South Frontenac Township was charged with one count each of assault and failing to comply with release order as the result of a domestic investigation in the Town of Perth,” Tereschuk said. “The accused was held for a show cause hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.”

Officers of the Lanark County OPP investigated seven theft complaints and 11 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.