LANARK COUNTY – A horse trailer, a bicycle and three kayaks were stolen in separate incidents over the last week, just some of the 330 calls the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to between July 20 and July 27.
The OPP responded to 12 thefts and two break and enters over the week.
Between July 20-27, Carleton Place OPP received four calls for gas drive-offs.
A 16-foot, white horse trailer with the wording ‘fletcher’ on it was reported stolen to the Carleton Place OPP on July 21. The trailer is believed to have been taken sometime between July 10 and 21, from a property on Richmond Road in Beckwith Township. The trailer had a hitch lock on at the time of the theft.
Carleton Place OPP were advised on July 21, of a bicycle theft from outside a residence on Moore Street in the Town of Carleton Place on July 16 just before 11 p.m. The bicycle which had been locked to a bicycle rack at the location, is described as a red and black, men’s, 18 speed, dual suspension Supercycle XTI 18 mountain bike with a rear, saddle bag rack.
Carleton Place OPP were called regarding the theft of three kayaks stolen overnight between July 23 and 24, from a property on Martin Street South in Mississippi Mills Township. The kayaks are all Pelican brand; one adult summit, red in colour and two children’s solo, orange in colour.
There were eight cases of mischief over the week.
Carleton Place OPP were called to a residence in Beckwith Township of July 21, just before 9 p.m. regarding a domestic situation between ex-spouses. Information was that one of the parties who lived elsewhere, returned and had caused damage to some items within and outside the home. Charged is a 31-year-old resident of Beckwith Township. Release was in the form of an undertaking with a scheduled court date of Sept. 21, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.
The OPP responded to eight domestic incidents over the week.
Officers from the Lanark County OPP were called to a residence in Lanark Highlands Township on July 25, just after 3 a.m. regarding a domestic incident between a visiting couple. A 25-year-old resident of Ottawa, was arrested and charged with spousal assault. Release was in the form of an undertaking with a scheduled court date of Sept. 28, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth. There were no injuries resulting from the incident.
A verbal domestic incident on July 25, just before 9 p.m. in the Town of Carleton Place lead to police being called. Officers attended the residence and spoke with the couple. The subsequent investigation resulted in one of the residents being charged with four counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm and four counts of careless storage of a firearm. The accused was released from custody on an appearance notice for a scheduled court date of Oct. 19, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.
There wee 20 motor vehicle collisions over the week.
A 54-year-old resident of Tay Valley Township was charged with driving with liquor readily available on July 22, after the vehicle they were driving was involved in a rollover collision on Highway 511 in Lanark Highlands Township just before 6 p.m.
Numerous 911 calls to Carleton Place OPP came in on July 26, just after 11:30 a.m. regarding a two-vehicle collision on the 9th Line of Beckwith in Beckwith Township. Officer attended and conducted their investigation. Charged with failure to yield to traffic on through highway is a 55-year-old resident of Jasper, ON. Three people, including the driver sustained minor injuries from the collision.
Carleton Place OPP were called to a single vehicle rollover collision on County Road 29 North in Mississippi Mills Township on July 26, just before 6:30 a.m. The call to police came in from the tow truck driver who had been called to pull the vehicle out of the ditch. The subsequent investigation resulted in a charge of operation while impaired for the driver, Cameron Fabricius, age 19 of Almonte. The driver’s licence was suspended automatically for 90 days and release was in the form of an appearance notice for a scheduled court date of Sept. 28, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth. The driver was further charged under the Highway Traffic Act for failing to report accident and novice driver – blood alcohol concentration above zero. A charge of owner operating motor vehicle on a highway no insurance was also laid under the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.
Not wearing a seatbelt resulted in a traffic stop by Lanark County OPP on July 23, just before 3:30 p.m. in the Town of Carleton Place. The stop and subsequent investigation resulted in a charge of failure to comply with release order for the driver, Samir Saichi, age 51 of Carleton Place. The accused was further charged with two counts of driving while under suspension contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. The vehicle was impounded for seven days and release was in the form of an appearance notice for the criminal charge with a scheduled court date of Sept. 28, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.
OPP investigate eight cases of fraud over the week.
“Computer users beware,” OPP media relations officer Const. Lori Lobinowich released in a statement. “Carleton Place OPP received a call on July 21, just before 9:30 a.m. after a Mississippi Mills Township resident had been on the computer when it froze and a message popped up with a telephone number to call. The person called the number and was told their computer could be fixed for $599. The amount was paid by credit card and then learned their computer had been breached. Never call any numbers that appear on your computer screen. If you are having issues take it physically to a local, computer repair business or call the company you purchased it from or your computer security company directly.”
Between July 20 and 27, Lanark County OPP received several calls from citizens who provided their full or partial Social Insurance Number (SIN) to online scammers.
“Your SIN number is only required for working – no one else needs it and you should never provide this over the phone or verify the number or parts of it ever if someone calls you out of the blue; regardless of what they say or who they say they work for,” Lobinowich said.
Lanark County OPP were called to a parking area on Daines Place in the Town of Perth on July 24, just after 1:00 a.m. regarding an intoxicated person. Officers attended, located the person and arrested them for being intoxicated in a public place. The accused was held in custody until sober and left with a provincial offence notice for public intoxication.
Carleton Place OPP were called on July 22, just before 9 a.m. regarding some on-going issues online between several youth. The investigation resulted in charges being laid against a 16-year-old resident of Carleton Place for uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm and failure to comply with an order. The youth was released from custody on an Undertaking with a scheduled court date at the Ontario Court of Justice (Youth Court) in Perth on Sept. 23.
Carleton Place OPP were called on July 25, just after 7 p.m., regarding a sexual assault at a residence in the Town of Carleton Place the week prior. Officers conducted their investigation and spoke with all parties involved who both reside in the same residence but are not related. The accused, a 13-year-old, has been charged with sexual assault and uttering a threat to cause death against a 15-year-old.
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.