EDITOR’S NOTE: We sometimes receive rather odd press releases from the local OPP detachment. This one is odder than most. There are just so many unanswered questions here…
(Lanark Highlands, ON) – On Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 9:45 a.m. officers from Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Lanark County detachment attended River Road, Lanark Highlands, in response to unwanted person(s) at a cottage property.
Upon police arriving on scene, a black Ford pick-up truck, occupied by a male driver and a female passenger, drove off of the cottage property and entered into the Mississippi River.
The truck, with the occupants inside, remained in the Mississippi River overnight.
At approximately 6:15 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016, the two accused occupants were arrested and taken into custody without incident.
As a result of this investigation – 22 year old, Kirsten FOURNIER of Ottawa, is charged with one count of Obstruct Peace Officer. She was later released, with a Promise To Appear at Ontario Court of Justice, Perth on August 26, 2016.
The driver, 29 year old, James Hugh LAMB of Ottawa is charged with one count each of Obstruct Peace Officer, Fail To Comply with Recognizance, Mischief – Under $5000 and Causing A Disturbance.
He was held in custody pending the outcome of Bail Hearing at Ontario Court of Justice, Perth on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
The investigation into the unwanted person(s) is ongoing and police are asking that if you have any information on this investigation, or any other crime, that you contact Lanark County OPP at 613 267 2626 (during business hours) or 1 888 310 1122.
A/Sgt. A.M. (Angie) Atkinson
613 285 2750 – office