Category Archives: Police, Fire & Paramedics

Charges laid in Iber Road marijuana dispensary robbery

(via Ottawa Police)

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


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Police seek witnesses to fatal crash at Fernbank-Eagleson Sunday

UPDATE, Oct 31: 

(via Ottawa Police)

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


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Police seek suspect in residential theft on Smoketree Crescent

(via Ottawa Police)

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


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9RUNRUN: Photos and tweets from today’s races


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List of road closures for 9RUNRUN on Saturday, October 15

(Photo: Runners at the 2013 9 Run Run event.)

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


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LINKED: Family of double murder-suicide continues to seek answers

Judy Trinh writes in Ottawa Magazine:

In our initial conversations in 2016, Jon Corchis was unable, emotionally, to go into depth about the events of January 13, 2013. Instead, he directed me to his lawyer’s office, which helped fill in the blanks. The paper trail of his decimated life is stuffed into a 25-centimetre-thick brown legal file. It contains transcripts of interviews, copies of Alison’s diary, medical notes, and the coroner’s report detailing the deaths of three people…

Jon Corchis contacted me, three years after I initially reached out to him through family members. I had covered the murder-suicide for CBC News when the story first broke. As a mother of a boy and girl close to the ages of the Corchis children, I was haunted by the story. I couldn’t understand the crime and wondered about the welfare of the man whose life and loves were destroyed. Meanwhile Corchis had hired a lawyer to seek advice on how to push for an inquest but was discouraged from doing so as it would prove too difficult and too expensive. But Corchis wanted the loss of his wife and children to result in some good. He wanted to tell his story. Perhaps it would be therapeutic. Perhaps it would help someone else.

You can read the full story here…


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Police seek “persons of interest” in robbery of Uber driver

(via Ottawa Police)

Update, Sept 9: Persons of interest and suspect identified

Following the media release yesterday, two of the three persons depicted in the attached image, as well as the suspect described in the initial release, attended the Elgin St. station. The third person in the image has also been identified. The three persons were interviewed by investigators. At this time no charges have been laid and the matter remains under investigation.

The Robbery Unit appreciates the assistance of everyone that assisted in the dissemination of the image.

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the robbery of a ride sharing driver and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying several persons of interest that were present at the time of the robbery.

On August 11, 2016, at approximately 2:20am, a group of people contracted a ride sharing driver to pick them up at a bar situated at Kanata Centrum on Roland Michener Drive.

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Ottawa Fire responds to possible bus fire on West Ridge

Ottawa Fire responded this afternoon to a report of a possible bus fire at Westridge Drive and Barracks Way, south of Fernbank. Traffic is being affected.

More to come…


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ALE restaurant evacuated after gas line hit

ALE Restaurant in Amberwood, along with the golf course and pool, were evacuated today after construction crews working nearby hit a gas line. The restaurant remains closed.

UPDATE: The restaurant will re-open Thursday at 11am.

“At approximately 1:30 PM, a gas line was damaged in our parking lot. All customers and staff have been evacuated safely and in a calm manner. We would like to thank Ottawa Emergency Services for their swift response. At this time, ALE is closed until further notice. We will keep you all updated as we learn more information,” they posted to their Facebook page. Continue reading


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Man in critical condition after motorcycle crash on Jinkinson

(via Ottawa Paramedics)

UPDATE (Sept 1): The Ottawa Citizen reports that Aaron Orlik, the driver of the motorcycle, has died.


Paramedics responded to a call for single vehicle collision that occurred on Jinkinson Rd near Hazeldean. The Ottawa Paramedic Service Communications Centre received the call at 1:50pm on Wednesday.

Paramedics treated a male driver of the motorcycle, believed to be in his 40s for traumatic injuries after his motorcycle left the road, ending up in a field. The man was without vital signs at arrival of paramedics and is in critical condition in hospital.

 


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Police search for senior citizen with Alzheimers, last seen in Stittsville

(via Ottawa Police)


Update, August 6: “The Ottawa Police Service wishes to thank the public for the assistance. Mr. Gregoire has been located and returned home safe and sound.”

The Ottawa Police Service is asking for assistance in locating missing person Yves Gregoire, 72 years old, from Ottawa. His family is concerned for his well-being.

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Gas leak near Fernbank & Hartsmere

Crews from Enbridge are on the scene responding to a gas leak on James Lewis Avenue, near Fernbank and Hartsmere. Paramedics and firefighters have also responded. Nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution.

More to come…


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Multiple injuries, including 4 kids, in crash on Queensway near Eagleson

(Via Ottawa Paramedics)

Paramedics responded to a call for a single vehicle collision that occurred on the Queensway westbound near Eagleson Rd. The Ottawa Paramedic Service Communications Centre received the call at approximately 17:23 hrs today July 27th, 2016.

There were 7 occupants in the vehicle of which paramedics treated 5 patients for various minor injuries as a result of the collision:

–       37 year old female with neck and back injuries in stable condition

–       8 year old female with neck and back injuries in stable condition

–       3 other children (ages 6, 10 and 14) were treated and transported as a precaution

Additionally there were 2 other patients assessed and released on scene.

 


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