Lanark OPP respond to 399 calls over week

LANARK COUNTY – Between Monday, Nov. 16, and Monday, Nov. 23, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 399 calls for service. 

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

 It was a busy week on Lanark County roads as the OPP responded to 49 motor vehicle collisions including 19 involving deer.

“On Nov. 20, Courtney Haas, 27 of Hawkesbury, was charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration over 80 as the result of a collision investigation in Lanark Highlands Township,” OPP media relations officer Const. Joe Tereschuk released in a statement today (Nov. 23). “The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Jan. 11, 2021.

The OPP investigated 13 non-criminal domestic disputes during this week and one that resulted in charges.

“On Nov. 20, a 34-year-old resident of Carleton Place was charged with taking a motor vehicle without consent as the result of a domestic investigation,” Tereschuk said.

Officers of the Lanark County OPP investigated 12 theft complaints and one incident of mischief during the past week. 

The Lanark County OPP investigated six 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.”