Ottawa police raided two more marijuana dispensaries Tuesday, this time targeting a locally owned chain that was the first to open shop in town.
Police executed search warrants at the Magna Terra Health Services shops on Carling Avenue and on Iber Road in Stittsville.
They carted away bags of dried weed, edible cannabis products and oils. No information had been released on arrests by late afternoon.
It was the 13th raid on a dispensary in Ottawa since last November.
Police have warned that the shops are operating illegally and drug laws against trafficking are still on the books. Dispensaries have been opening across the country in advance of the federal government’s promise to legalize recreational pot this spring.
The Ottawa Police Service, Safer Roads Ottawa and Ottawa Fire Services remind snowmobilers of the importance of making smart choices, like riding sober, avoiding lakes and rivers and using established snowmobile trails.
UPDATE, FEB 1: The Ottawa Citizen reports: “…a barricaded man was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot his roommates. Police believe the man was intoxicated and had access.”
UPDATE, 10:00pm: Police released the following statement to the media: “The Ottawa Police Service responded the area of Elm St and Cypress regarding a public safety concern, the situation was successfully concluded and one male was taken into custody and no further information is being provided at this time. The matter is being investigated and charges pending.”
Ottawa Police tactical squads descended in the area of Elm Crescent Tuesday night and arrested one man, which police said was because of public safety concerns.
The incident started around the supper hour and wrapped up before 9 p.m.
Police said there was no immediate threat to the public, although their reaction was warranted. The police response included a SWAT team, armoured vehicles and police dogs. Paramedics were also on the scene.
“The response was appropriate,” said police inspector Sandra Mclaren, who added there was no immediate threat to the public. She said the suspect was arrested without incident.
Fallowfield Road is closed between Eagleson and Shea after a car crash early Friday evening. Here’s info from the Ottawa Police and Ottawa Fire Services:
Ottawa Police: “The Ottawa Police Service would like to advise that Fallowfield Road is closed at this time between Eagleson Road and Shea Road due to a two motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 7pm this evening. Ottawa Fire is on-scene.”
Ottawa Fire: “Fire fighters received notification from Police at 18:57 that there was an accident at the intersection of Fallowfield Rd and Eagleson Rd. On arrival, a chief officer notified dispatch that one of the vehicles was on it’s side and there was extrication required for victims in both vehicles. Fire fighters are actively working to free the occupants of the vehicles on scene with specialized equipment.”
On January 23, 2017, the Ottawa Police Service will be adjusting the hours at the Elgin, Huntmar, and 10th Line Front Desks so they are the same across the city and more in line with public demand. The new hours for all three Front Desks will be 7:00am-7:30pm, seven days a week. Continue reading →
The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is hosting a series of public information sessions for residents to learn more about changes to its service delivery model.
These changes are part of a strategy called the Service Initiative (SI) Program, which is designed to improve how the OPS serves the community.
At the information sessions, residents will learn about their Community Police Officers, how to access policing services, where to direct concerns about safety in their neighbourhood, and more.
Three sessions are being hosted across the city. Spaces are limited (100 spots per session) so residents are asked to register online, starting today.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Nepean Sportsplex, Hall C and D
1701 Woodroffe Ave, K2G 1W2
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Kanata Recreation Complex, Upper Hall A
100 Charlie Rogers Place, K2V 1A2
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, Hiawatha Park Room
1490 Youville Drive, K1C 2X8
A number of changes have already been made to the OPS service delivery model – such as a new organizational structure for investigative units and the Strategic Operations Centre, a hub for frontline, day-to-day operations and acts as a virtual back-up for officers on the road.
Effective January 23, 2017, the OPS will be launching the last of the major SI restructurings, the new Frontline Deployment Model, which is aimed at improving community safety by making it easier to move resources across the city to where they are needed. The new model will also have more streamlined processes for partners and the public to access services.
Paramedics responded to a call for pedestrian struck by a snowplough that occurred in the parking lot of a commercial shopping area on Stittsville Main. The Ottawa Paramedic Service Communications Centre received the call just before 9:30am today Continue reading →
Via Ottawa Fire: “Ottawa Fire Services received a 911 call reporting fire in an attached garage at a single detached residence at 31 Wintergreen Drive on December 12 at 7:35pm. Upon arrival fire fighters gained entry to the garage and reported heavy smoke conditions. The vehicle in the garage was not involved. A small fire which had self extinguished was determined accidental. Damage is estimated at $5,000 for contents and $5,000 for building. No one will be displaced and there were no injuries.” Continue reading →
The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the robberies of several marijuana dispensaries and charges have been laid in connection to three incidents.
Year to date in 2016, the Robbery Unit has received seven reports related to the robbery of marijuana dispensaries. Six of those incidents have been in October-November and investigations have been ongoing. Continue reading →
UPDATE: Police are investigating a stabbing in Glen Cairn on Sunday night. One media report says it took place near John Young Elementary School / Rickey Place Park, while the initial report from the Ottawa Paramedic Service placed the incident near Hazeldean and Castlefrank. Continue reading →
The Ottawa Police Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal collision which occurred at 5:35 pm on October 30, at the intersection of Eagleson and Fernbank Road. The collision involved a red Hyundai Accent driven by a 47 year old male and a Honda motorcycle driven by a 59 year old male. Continue reading →
The Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Unit is investigating a break & enter to a residential property and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in that investigation.
During the night of September 3-4, 2016, unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered a residence situated along the 0-100 block of Smoketree Crescent in Stittsville. Amongst items taken were credit cards that were used at various west end locations a short time later. Continue reading →
In late May of 2016 and early June of 2016, the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) forwarded the Ottawa Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) two reports they had received from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) CyberTipLine. Continue reading →
With less than two weeks until race day, spots are nearly sold out for 9RUNRUN. Now entering its seventh year, 9RUNRUN has raised thousands of dollars for causes such as Do It For Daron and project S.T.E.P.
The event was started as a way to show support for the region’s Emergency Services’ personnel, while encouraging health and fitness in the community. It includes a half-marathon, 10K as well as a “2Kish” race loved by families and kids. Continue reading →