Weekly News August 26 - September 2, 2019

Tuesday, 03 September 2019

(LANARK COUNTY, ON) – Between Monday, August 26 and Monday, September 2, 2019, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 566 calls for service.

The calls included:

Motor Vehicle Collisions

Total: 35      Including:

  • Car / Deer: 8
  • Parking Lots: 10
  • Single Motor Vehicle off Road (“in ditch”): 7

Carleton Place OPP were dispatched to the report of a vehicle striking a hydro pole in the Town of Carleton Place on August 31, 2019, just before 11:30 p.m. The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest and charging of Lee BUJACZ, age 38 of Carleton Place, Ontario with Impaired Driving. He was released on a Promise to Appear with a scheduled court date on September 30, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on September 1, 2019, Carleton Place OPP were dispatched to an address in Mississippi Mills Township after a vehicle struck a home. The driver, Douglas BARR, age 59 of Mississippi Mills Township, Ontario was arrested and charged with Impaired Driving and Over 80. He was released from custody on a Promise to Appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth for a scheduled date of September 30, 2019. No one was injured as a result of this collision.

Impaired Drivers: 3

A RIDE checkpoint in the Town of Carleton Place on August 31, 2019 around 11:30 p.m. resulted in the arrest and charge of Rodger SPOOR, age 47 of Beckwith Township, Ontario for Impaired Driving, Over 80 and Driving while Prohibited. He was released from custody on a Promise to Appear at a scheduled court date at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth on October 28, 2019.

Domestic Incidents: 15 (no charges laid)

Break and Enters: 8

Officers from the Lanark County OPP are investigating several daytime break, enter and thefts from residences along Highway 511 near the villages of Balderson and Lanark on August 31, 2019. The residences were forcibly entered and the houses ransacked while suspect(s) looked for items to steal. Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact police at 1-888-310- 1122.

Thefts: 13

Several separate thefts of items from unlocked vehicles and or garages in the Carleton Place area were reported to Carleton Place OPP between August 26 – September 2, 2019. Items stolen include power tools. Locking vehicles and outbuildings helps to deter would-be-thieves as does keeping items of value out of sight inside vehicles.

Mischiefs: 9

Frauds: 11

Officers from the Lanark County OPP were dispatched to a grocery store in the Town of Perth regarding a fraud incident. The subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest and charge of Lorraine CUSSON, age 51 of Perth, Ontario for two counts of Fraud under $5,000 and two counts of Breach of Probation. She was issued a summons to appear at a schedule court date of September 23, 2019 at the Ontario Court of Justice Perth.

Lanark County OPP wish to remind the public regarding fraudulent emails and or social media messages where a fraudster poses as your friend and requests assistance in the form of GIFT CARDS. Several incidents over the past week have involved this scam. Remember: as yourself, does it make sense? If you needed help financially would you ask friends or family members to get GIFT CARDS sent to you?

Liquor Licence Act Charges: 8

Mental Health: 10

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.

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