LANARK COUNTY – It must be the Christmas spirit as calls drop for the second week in a row in the Lanark County Detachment of the 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, Dec. 7 and Monday, Dec. 14 officers from the Lanark County OPP responded to 282 calls for service,” OPP media relations officer Const. Joe Tereschuk released in a statement today (Dec. 14).

Tereschuk reported 340 calls during the first week of December, a nearly 100-call drop between that week and the last week of November.

Motor vehicle collisions, which remained consistently high the last two weeks dropped by half last week with 24 being reported.

Nine of those calls involved deer and two involved pedestrians.

“On Dec. 11, Richard Masson, 53 of Carleton Place, was charged with one count of operation while impaired as the result of a traffic complaint,” Tereschuk said. “The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Jan. 18, 2021.”

There were nine non-criminal domestic disputes during the week and four disputes that resulted in charges.

On Dec. 9 a 30-year-old resident of Mississippi Mills was charged with one count each of assault and uttering threats as the result of a domestic investigation. The accused was held for a bail hearing.

On Dec. 9, a 41-year-old resident of Carleton Place was charged with one count of failing to comply with a release order as the result of a domestic investigation. The accused was held for a bail hearing.

On Dec. 12, a 40-year-old resident of Carleton Place was charged with one count of mischief under $5,000 as the result of a domestic investigation. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Jan. 11, 2021.

On Dec. 13, a 32-year-old resident of Westport was charged with two counts of mischief under $5,000 as the result of a domestic investigation in Montague Township. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Jan. 18, 2021

Officers of the Lanark County OPP investigated nine theft complaints during the past week, and six incidents of mischief and/or property damage during the past week.

The Lanark County OPP investigated 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.”