LANARK COUNTY – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with an average of more than five motor vehicle collisions a day over a busy week.

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

Between Monday, Oct. 12, and Monday Oct. 19, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the OPP responded to 470 calls for service. 

In that time there were 38 motor vehicle collisions – 16 of them involving deer and one involving a bear.

On Oct. 17, Shane Tryon, 28 of Tay Valley Township, was charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80 as the result of a traffic stop involving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Nov. 30.

On Oct. 18, a 17-year-old resident of Almonte was charged with operation while impaired – alcohol and operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80 as the result of a single motor vehicle collision. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Dec. 16.

The Lanark County OPP investigated 17 non-criminal domestic disputes during this week. Officers of the investigated 26 theft complaints during the past week.

The Lanark County OPP investigated 11 incidents of mischief and/or property damage and 13 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. 26). “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.”