Break and enter suspect armed with knife arrested in Stittsville

Ottawa Police officers arrested a man armed with a knife breaking into homes overnight in Stittsville. Frontline Patrol Police were called to Jonathan Pack Street at about 12:35am when a home owner saw a suspect in their backyard attempting to break in or steal something.

While there, another resident on the same street approached officers to say a man just kicked his door down.

Shortly after, there was a third report of an attempted break-in on a nearby street with the same suspect description. 

Officers located the man and approached him to place him under arrest. He produced a knife and ran. After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect was arrested without further incident. 

Zachary J. White, 31 years old, of Ottawa, is charged with:

  • Break and enter with intent x2
  • Trespassing at Night
  • Mischief under 5000 dollars x2
  • Resisting arrest
  • Assaulting police with a weapon

White will appear in court today. Police believe there may be other victims. 

If you live in this area and experienced a break-in or theft overnight, call the Ottawa Police Service Break and Enter Section at 613-236-1222, extension 5747. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477, or


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