LANARK COUNTY – Lanark County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) enjoyed a quiet week in the county although domestic disputes still remain a challenge in local policing.

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

Between Monday, Jan. 25, and Monday, Feb. 1, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the OPP responded to 129 calls for service. 

 There were nine motor vehicle collisions in Lanark County over the last week.

The Lanark County OPP investigated eight domestic disputes with three of them resulting in charges.

“On Jan. 28, a 50-year-old resident of Tay Valley Township was charged with one count of assault as the result of a domestic investigation,” OPP media relations officer Const. Joe Tereschuk released in a statement today (Feb. 1). “The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on March 1.”

 On Jan. 28, a 33-year-old resident of the City of Gatineau was charged with two counts of failing to comply with a release order as a result of a domestic investigation. There is an arrest warrant for the subject.

On Jan. 31, a 37-year-old resident of Carleton Place was charged with one count of assault as the result of a domestic investigation. The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth on Feb. 22.

Officers of the Lanark County OPP investigated one theft complaint and 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,” 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.”