(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 →
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 →
Police vehicles including vans and a trailer, along with an ambulance, were on the scene at Sacred Heart High School from late Friday afternoon into the evening. The photo above was taken just before 7pm and shows the parking lot on the west side of the school. Continue reading →
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.
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.
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 →
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 →
(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 →
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 →
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.”
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →