LANARK COUNTY – Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had the busiest week they’ve experienced, by a lot, since West Carleton Online has been publishing the county’s weekly round-up.

Between Monday, Sept. 28, and Monday Oct. 5, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the OPP responded to 538 calls for service. 

There were 35 motor vehicle collisions over the week, including a cyclist and a pedestrian being struck.

The Renfrew OPP weekly crime beat.
The Lanark County OPP weekly crime beat.

On Oct. 4, Jason Anderson, 47 of Carleton Place, was charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80 as the result of a traffic complaint. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Nov. 23.

As the pandemic continues, with the province firmly in the grips of the so-called second wave, tension seems to be rising in households.

On Sept. 28, a 28-year-old male resident of Smiths Falls was charged with three counts each of domestic assault and uttering threats and one count of forcible confinement as the result of a domestic investigation.

On Oct. 2, a 75-year-old male resident of Drummond-north Elmsley Township was charged with one count each of assault and mischief under $5,000 as the result of a domestic investigation.

On Oct. 2, a 31-year-old male resident of Almonte was charged with two counts of  assault as the result of a domestic investigation.

On Oct. 3, a 38-year-old male resident of Carleton Place was charged with one count each of assault and mischief under $5,000 as the result of a domestic investigation.

On Oct. 4, a 46-year-old female resident of Perth was charged with one count of assault as the result of a domestic investigation.

On Sept. 30 a 50-year-old female resident of Carleton Place was charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and mischief under $5,000 as the result of a motor vehicle collision in a parking lot.

The Lanark County OPP also investigated 11 non-criminal domestic disputes

Officers of the Lanark County OPP investigated 21 theft complaints during the past week.

The Lanark County OPP investigated 10 incidents of mischief and/or property damage. The Lanark County OPP investigated two 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,” media relations officer Const. Joe Tereschuk released in a statement today (Oct. 14). “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.”