Domestic dispute draws charges for both parties in Lanark OPP round-up

LANARK COUNTY – One call led to two charges for two Drummond-North Elmsley residents, one of 274 calls for service the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to between March 1 and March 8

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

There were 15 motor vehicle collisions in the county over the week, one involving a snowmobile.

“On March 6, Robert Webster, 53 of Lanark Highlands Township was charged with one count of impaired operation as the result of a traffic stop on Highway 7 in the Town of Perth,” OPP media relations officer Const. Joe Tereschuk released in a statement today (March 9). “The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on April 26.”

 The Lanark County OPP investigated 10 non-criminal domestic disputes during this week and issued four charges at an 11th dispute.

“On March 2, officers from the Lanark County OPP investigated a domestic dispute in Drummond-North Elmsley Township,” Tereschuk said. “As a result of this investigation a 62-year-old resident and a 53-year-old resident were both charged with one count each of assault and mischief.”

The accused are both scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on April 5.

Officers of the Lanark County OPP investigated four 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.