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“WHERE WORLDS COLLIDE”: How police are adapting to Stittsville’s growth

(PHOTO: Cst. Mike Dosdall of the Ottawa Police. He’s one of several officers who regularly patrol the Stittsville area. Photo by Devyn Barrie.)

Cst. Mike Dosdall pulled into Brown’s parking lot on a Sunday morning in early May. As he drove in, there was a cash register drawer sitting next to a Tim Horton’s coffee cup near the garden centre.

“Just leave the cash drawer in the middle of the parking lot,” he said, as he parked in an empty section.

“We’re in the underbelly of Stittsville,” he joked. Continue reading


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LOCAL HEROES: Father and son honoured for lifesaving rescue

(PHOTO: Terrance Davidson, and his son Geoffrey received a Certificate of Valour for their actions to save a man’s life in January 2016. Photo via Ottawa Police Service – Imaging.)

(via Ottawa Police)

On Monday, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and Ottawa Police Services Board Chair Eli El-Chantiry hosted the 2017 Community Police Awards Ceremony at Ben Franklin Place.

Two Stittsville residents were among the recipients of a Certificate of Valour, awarded to people  who, in an act of personal bravery or highly-meritorious service, provided assistance to another individual. Continue reading


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Police issue warning about break-ins into sheds and garages

(via Ottawa Police)

The Ottawa Police Break & Enter Unit has started to see an increase in reports of break & enters into insecure sheds & garages.

With the arrival of warmer weather, the Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Unit has started to see an increase in the number of break & enters to insecure sheds and garages across the City. It takes moments to enter a garage or shed and make off with commonly stored items within, such as powered yard equipment and bikes.  Continue reading


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SWAT team responds to “public safety concern”; one man arrested

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.”

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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.

More to come…

A CTV cameraman on scene with a member of the police tactical squad. Photo by Devyn Barrie.
A CTV cameraman on scene with a member of the police tactical squad. Photo by Devyn Barrie.

 


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Ottawa Police to hold info sessions about new community policing strategy

(via Ottawa Police)

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.

Date

Time

Location

Monday, January 16, 2017

7-8:30 pm

Nepean Sportsplex, Hall C and D

1701 Woodroffe Ave, K2G 1W2

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

7-8:30 pm

Kanata Recreation Complex, Upper Hall A

100 Charlie Rogers Place, K2V 1A2

Thursday, January 19, 2017

7-8:30 pm

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.

For more information about the SI, visit ottawapolice.ca/serviceinitiative or email serviceinitiative@ottawapolice.ca.


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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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NOTEBOOK: Live music at Quitters, Huntmar’s truck problem

MORE MUSIC AT QUITTERS

I was at Quitters on Saturday night for trivia and two notable things happened.

For one, my team won. That’s a first. Congrats to J, Lorrie and Greg, aka the smart people on my team.

Second, Quizmaster Rick announced that Quitters will be launching some new programming this fall, including a live music series featuring Kathleen Edwards and other musicians.  Watch for details soon.

Photo by Katie Shapiro
Photo by Katie Shapiro

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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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Teens, young adults and bush parties a bad mix, say police

(Photo: Maybe or maybe not the leftovers of a bush party, near Abbott Street.)

(Article via Crime Prevention Ottawa)

Every Friday afternoon when high schools let out in Ottawa’s neighbourhoods, some teens head straight for a “Tequila Sunrise.” It’s slang for the bush parties teens attend to kick off the weekend. Many young adults attend these parties too. With warmer weather upon us, we’re in prime season for these off-the-beaten-track get togethers.

They take place in parks, trails, forests, private lands and green spaces throughout the city and our rural areas. What may seem like harmless “teens being teens” to some parents comes with a range of risks. Here’s what you should know. Continue reading


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NOTEBOOK: Road rage on West Ridge; townhomes proposed for Wildpine

ABOVE: Traffic calming pilot on West Ridge Drive. Photo by Barry Gray.

WEST RIDGE TRAFFIC CALMING
If you ever want to inspire road rage, try driving the posted speed limit down West Ridge Drive. It’s signed at 40km/h, and if you stick to that speed chances are you’ll be tailgated, honked at, and maybe even passed. The “flex signs” help, but they don’t solve everything. Just days after a new traffic calming project was launched earlier this month, police clocked a car travelling at 21km/hr over the speed limit. Continue reading


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Schools issue warning after suspicious incident on Forest Creek Drive

UPDATE MAY 6: We asked Constable Phong Le (Ottawa Police) if police had any update. Here’s what he said:

  • Police don’t believe there was an attempted abduction. It was a vehicle with a younger driver, asking a child if they wanted a ride, and there was no attempt to physically pull anyone into a car. It may have been a teenager playing a prank that got out of hand. The school’s resource officer spoke to the boy originally reported the incident, and as of now the file is closed.
  • “I don’t want to minimize what happened but I don’t want to make it something it’s not,” he said.
  • Constable Le also was concerned about the photos of vehicles that were posted to social media. “If it was something we wanted people to pass on there would be an official media release, and at that point people can send that out.”  

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Several local schools sent a note to parents after a suspicious incident on Forest Creek Drive on Tuesday morning.  Here’s a letter sent to parents from the principal at Stittsville Public School. Continue reading


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Police ask for public’s help after incident on OC Transpo route 262

(via Ottawa Police)

UPDATE, 9:20pm: “The Ottawa Police Service wishes to advise that the male has been identified and the matter continues to be investigated.”


The Ottawa Police Service West District Investigations Unit and the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section are trying to identify a male involved in a suspicious incident on an OC Transpo bus last week. Continue reading


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Police make arrest in connection with attempted robbery of senior

(Via Ottawa Police)

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has laid charges in connection to an overnight robbery.

On April 13, 2016, at approximately 11:15pm, a female in her 70’s was walking to her car in a parking lot situated at the Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre. She was approached by a lone male suspect armed with a knife. The suspect made a demand for the woman’s car keys. The woman refused to comply and walked away. Continue reading


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Robbery charges laid following swarming at Eagleson and Hazeldean

(press release from the Ottawa Police)

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a swarming that occurred overnight and has charged two young persons.

On April 3, 2016, at approximately 2140 hrs, police responded to a reported swarming in the area of Eagleson/Hazeldean Rds. The victim attended a pre-arranged meeting with an individual but at the agreed upon location, encountered two suspects. The victim was thrown to the ground and assaulted. Continue reading


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