LANARK COUNTY OPP DETACHMENT WEEKLY NEWS
April 13-20, 2020
(LANARK COUNTY, ON) – Between Monday, April 13 and Monday, April 20, 2020, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 229 calls for service
The calls included:
Motor Vehicle Collisions
Total: 12 Including:
Car / Deer: 4
Parking Lots: 1
Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 1
Impaired Drivers - 0
Domestic Incidents – 10 (no charges laid)
Break and Enters – 0
Thefts – 5
The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing out the best and the worst in people everywhere in the world including the Town of Perth. On April 13, 2020 between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., unknown suspect(s) attended the residence of an elderly female on Mill Street in the Town of Perth and stole an envelope with cash which had been taped there for her pending grocery delivery. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
While on patrol in the Town of Perth on April 14, 2020 just before 12:30 a.m., officers from the Lanark County OPP observed two males walking on Drummond Street. In speaking with the males it was determined one male, Jeffrey HAMILTON, 22 years of Perth, Ontario was breaching conditions of his Probation. The accused was arrested on the breach and an outstanding warrant and charged with the following offences:
- 5 counts of Fail to comply with Probation Order contrary to S. 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code
- 2 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000 contrary to S. 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
- 2 counts of Fraudulent Use of Credit Card contrary to S. 342(1)(c) of the Criminal Code
The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing on April 14, 2020.
Mischiefs – 3
Lanark County OPP are looking for anyone who has information regarding damage to a vehicle parked on Wilson Street West in the Town of Perth overnight between April 12-13, 2020. The vehicle appears to have been moved as well. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Overnight between April 13-14, 2020, a chain link fence at the Royal Canadian Legion in the Town of Perth was damaged. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Frauds – 4
Lanark County OPP wish to advise the public to be very cautious regarding attachments or links sent to them via email or text. Fraudsters are taking the chance you have received government funds from job loss due to COVID-19 and are sending a message, posing as the Canadian government, asking you to click on links. Once you click the link it will take you to your bank account and then ask you to verify personal and banking information. DO NOT click on any links as this will allow the fraudster access to your bank account.
Liquor Licence Act Charges - 0
Mental Health - 10
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 $2,000.00.
Contact: Provincial Constable Lori LOBINOWICH
Community Safety / Media Relations Officer