LANARK COUNTY – Almost 60 motor vehicle collisions and three drunk-driving charges lead off the weekly Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) round-up.

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

Between Monday, Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 30, officers from the Lanark County OPP responded to 347 calls for service. 

Over the week there were 55 motor vehicle collisions including 19 involving deer.

On Nov. 26, Kevin Manton, 27 of Montague Township, was charged with one count each of operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80 and operation while impaired – alcohol or drug as the result of a RIDE program in Beckwith Township. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Dec. 28.

On Nov. 26 Corey Blakely, 33 of Carleton Place, was charged with one count each of operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80 and operation while impaired – alcohol or drug as the result of a collision investigation. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Dec. 14.

On Nov. 29, Andrew Hart, 27 of Nepean, was charged with one count each of operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80 and operation while impaired – alcohol or drug as the result of a traffic stop. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Jan. 11, 2021.

 The Lanark County OPP investigated eight non-criminal domestic disputes during this week.

On Nov. 23, a 44-year-old resident of Ottawa was charged with two counts of failing to comply with an undertaking as the result of a domestic investigation.

Officers of the Lanark County OPP investigated nine theft complaints and three incidents of mischief and/or property damage over the week.

The Lanark County OPP investigated five 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,” OPP media relations officer Const. Joe Tereschuk released in a statement yesterday (Nov. 30). “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.”