OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE
Weekly Activity Update: June 10/12 to June 16/12
Patrol Officers in the West Carleton area responded to 60 general calls for service from the public for the reporting period of June 10th to June 16th. From these calls for service the following is a partial breakdown of incidents by Community:
- Constance Bay: 1 Fire, 1 Theft
- West Carleton: 1 Suspicious
- Carp Business: 1 Com-B&E
- Galetta Village: 1 Trespass
In addition to the calls for service, patrol officers are also proactively enforcing the Highway Traffic laws, responding to false 9-1-1 and alarm calls, and assisting the Ottawa Fire, Paramedics and By-law services.
THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM. There is something to be said about safety in numbers and carrying around a good set of golf clubs, especially after you spot a naked man playing- okay you get the picture.
It was around the noon hour on Tuesday when three golfers, who were making their way into the number four tee box at the Carleton Golf and Yacht Club, took notice of a stranger standing off in the distance, just outside of the perimeter of the golf course. As they focused in on the man the threesome quickly realized in unison that his pants were hanging down and he was intently staring at them. Not only was he fully exposed to the world but he was also busy playing with his golf club.
Unsure of how to react, the women continued on with their game but maintained a close eye on the stranger’s activities. Because they didn’t have a cell phone with them they were unable to call for help or alert security right away.
As the ladies moved on they watched him pull up his pants and slowly walk along the property line, all the time staring at them from beyond the trees. Eventually, the male ducked behind a storage shed on someone’s property and walked off towards Upton Rd.
Upon reaching the clubhouse the ladies alerted the staff members and the police. The unidentified subject was described as a Caucasian male, approx. 50 years-old, 5’10” tall, 160 lbs, slim build with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a grey striped t-shirt and long dark coloured pants.
Whether it is a wolf or a bear or a human being acting abnormally, it is always important to think safety and to report all suspicious and usual activity to police and to the community. We must all work together to help keep our communities safe and secure.
DEER MOOSE- with Ottawa being almost 80 per cent rural it is very likely that you will happen upon some wildlife grazing in the ditches or wandering across the roads. Coexistence is a challenging issue that we must all face on a daily basis out here in rural Ottawa. This challenge is part and parcel of our rural community fabric and will continue to be that way for years and years to come. So, with that said, letís make it a habit to scan the shoulders and ditches for wildlife and keep a lookout for deer and moose, especially during the dusk and dawn hours.
Week twenty-four ended with seven more deer collisions being reported in rural Ottawa- three in the West Carleton ward, two in Rideau-Goulbourn, and two more in the rural east end.
The deer collision counter now stands at 42 to 21 in favor of Rideau-Goulbourn. This time last year the collision counter stood at 63 to 37, in favor of Rideau-Goulbourn.
To keep tabs on the deer just follow the link to the Manotick Neighbourhood Watch website www.manotickneighbourhoodwatch.com/deer and see for yourself where the deer, moose and bears are hanging out.
Break and Enter:
June 11 Cardevco Road, Carp Business District. Sometime between noon on Sat., June 9 and 1 p.m. on Sun., June 10 unidentified culprits forced their way into a secured storage compound by cut through a chain link fence and stole an outboard motor that was attached to a boat. The complainant reported that two large holes, approx. 6′ x 6′ were cut into the fence that surrounded the storage compound on Cardevco.
June 16 262 Len Purcell Drive, Constance Bay. Just before 11:30 p.m. on Sunday police received a report that some stranger was lighting fires in and around the Community Centre and that a box was lit on fire by the baseball diamond. Police investigated but did not find any suspects or evidence of fires being set.
June 13 Spruce Ridge Road, West Carleton. Just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday a homeowner called police after she observed a suspicious vehicle moving around her Spruce Ridge neighbourhood near Richardson Side Rd. She told police that a lone male with a baseball cap set on backwards was driving really slowly along the roadway and he did not appear lost or in search of anything in particular. When she attempted to make eye contact with the driver he deliberated looked away to conceal his face. The driver was described as a white male, 20 to 30 years of age, with a scruffy unshaven appearance. The vehicle was described as a navy blue late model Nissan sedan.
June 11 Bayview Drive, Constance Bay. A 15-year-old boy from the Greenlands area was challenged by a shopkeeper at the Constance Bay General Store for a shoplifting incident that occurred a day earlier on Sunday, June 10. When the boy returned to the shop on Monday afternoon and was confronted he admitted to the theft of a bottle of pop. Upon being asked for his name and home address the boy complied and provided the shopkeeper with the information. On investigation by police it was discovered that the boy provided a false last name and a correct home address. Police are working with the boy’s parents to address this and other matters.
June 10 Mohrs Island, Galetta Village. Several teens were spoken to by police and instructed to move on after a complainant spotted them hanging around on a private island, shortly before 4 p.m. on Sunday. Initially, when spoken to by the complainant the teens refused to leave; however, they subsequently changed their minds when police showed up and instructed them on the trespass to property laws.
Make the right Call:
The West Carleton Police Centre is located at 5670 Carp Road and can be reached at 236-1222 ext. 2982. The Centre is a ìcommunity problem-solving centreî and is responsible for the delivery of the Ottawa Police crime prevention programs.
It is important to note that the West Carleton CPC is not an emergency response centre and that we do not dispatch cars to complaints or crimes in progress. When these situations arise, it is important to know the numbers to call for an appropriate response:
All of these numbers along with other useful information can be found in the red pages at the front of your residential directory.
If you have any information regarding any criminal activity, call Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS), or toll free at 1-800-222-8477 .
Finally, if you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should call police, or you cannot remember the non-emergency numbers, call 9-1-1. The caring and professional 9-1-1 Call Takers will steer you in the right direction.