Weekly News May 4 - May 11 , 2020

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

LANARK COUNTY OPP DETACHMENT WEEKLY NEWS

May 4 – 11, 2020

(LANARK COUNTY, ON) – Between Monday May 4, and Monday, May 11, 2020 officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 273 calls for service. 

The calls included:

Motor Vehicle Collisions

Total: 16           Including:

Car / Deer: 8

Parking Lots: 5

Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 2

While on general patrol in the Town of Perth on May 6, 2020 around 10:00 a.m., a traffic stop was conducted by an officer from the Lanark County OPP.  The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest and charge of Bradley McGONEGAL, age 47 of Perth, Ontario for Operation while Prohibited under the Criminal Code.  He was further charged under the Highway Traffic Act for Driving while Under Suspension.  The accused was released from custody on an Appearance Notice for the criminal charge, with a scheduled court date of September 14, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth. 

Impaired Drivers – 0

Domestic Incidents – 16

Carleton Place OPP were called on May 6, 2020 just before 9:00 a.m. by a victim of domestic abuse on May 3, 2020.  The victim advised the accused had been contacting numerous times contrary to release conditions from the first incident.  Officers conducted their investigation which resulted in charges of Failure to Comply with Order under S. 515(12) of the Criminal Code against the person.  The accused was released on an Appearance Notice with a court date of July 6, 2020, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.

Lanark County OPP were called to a residence in Lanark Highlands Township on May 6, 2020 regarding a domestic incident which had taken place since the early morning hours of May 5, 2020.  The investigation resulted in the resident being charged with two counts of domestic assault.  The accused was released from custody on an Undertaking with a scheduled court date of July 6, 2020, at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.

Carleton Place OPP were called to a residence in Mississippi Mills Township on May 7, 2020 just before 1:00 p.m., after the resident called advising her ex-spouse was trying to force his way into the home.  Officers attended, conducted their investigation which resulted in the arrest and charging of a 35 year old resident of Mississippi Mills Township.  The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing on May 8, 2020 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Perth.

Break and Enters – 3

On May 4, 2020 at 02:00 a.m., Lanark County OPP responded to a business alarm on Hwy 511, in Hopetown, Lanark Highlands Township.  Officers attended and met with the owners, confirming the premises had been entered and a quantity of ammunition, cigarettes and a safe had been stolen.  Video surveillance showed three persons entering the premises and a vehicle identified.  Later that day, the suspect vehicle was located abandoned.  The Smiths Falls Forensic Identification Unit attended both locations and assisted with the on-going investigation.  Police are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident call them at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Lanark County OPP are looking for assistance from anyone with information regarding a break and enter to the canteen building located on Watson Corners Road in Lanark Highlands Township which occurred sometime between May 9 to 10, 2020.  Although nothing was stolen, items were thrown around and the kitchen area cupboards were ripped from the walls.  Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Thefts – 10

On May 3, 2020, Lanark County OPP were called to a business on Dufferin Street in the Town of Perth at 5:40 p.m. regarding theft of a large number of boxed perfumes by three unknown persons.  Total loss valued at $5,000.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

On May 8, 2020 Lanark County OPP were called to a business on Dufferin Street in the Town of Perth regarding the theft of a “Nest” alarm system the previous day (May 7) at 09:30 a.m.  The alarm system is valued at $150.  The male suspect paid for other items but hid the alarm system.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Mischiefs - 1

Frauds – 6

With people spending more time online, scammers are very active.  Lanark County OPP wish to remind people how important it is to regularly change your passwords to avoid hacking.  Police have received several calls regarding email hacking recently so wish people to be aware.  Also, police are cautioning regarding dating sites or sending compromising photos via social media to people you’ve just met.  Scammers will often pose as a possible suitor, request photos and then will try to blackmail you, threatening to send the photos to everyone in your contact list.  Never send money in this case; better yet, don’t send the photos.

Liquor Licence Act Charges – 0

Mental Health - 11

CRIME STOPPERS 

 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

                (613) 264-7233

               

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