Ottawa Police Service: West Carleton Weekly Activity update (July 8 – July 14)

OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE
WEST CARLETON
Weekly Activity Update: July 8/12 to July 14/12
        
Patrol Officers in the West Carleton area responded to 60 general calls for service from the public for the reporting period of July 8th to July 14th. From these calls for service the following is a partial breakdown of incidents by Community:

 

ATTENTION MARCH RURAL COMMUNITY. Over the past couple of weeks the Ottawa Police Service received several reports of mischief and theft from vehicle incidents in your area.   Please take the time to remove all of your valuables from your vehicles and lock the doors at all times. There have been some unidentified culprits – carhopping in the Dunrobin and March Roads area in search for some easy money and electronic goods.  Remember, you are the eyes and ears in the neighbourhood – report all suspicious and unusual activity to police and to your neighbours. Take the time to speak to your neighbours about the recent theft from vehicle incidents and work together to keep crime at bay.

 

Disturbance:

 

July 8  Bayview Drive, Constance Bay: Police were called into the bay at around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday for a report of a noisy party. Information on the call indicated that there was lots of shouting and loud music coming from the beach front property.  Witnesses identified this issue as an ongoing problem.  The cottage owner was verbally warned about the noise by-law and was instructed to switch the music off and move the partygoers inside.

 

Mischief:

 

July 8  Pine Valley Court, West Carleton: A homeowner reported that unidentified pranksters threw toilet paper and red ‘goop’ all over her front lawn sometime between 10:15 and 11:15 p.m. on Sun., July 8. No other mischief was reported in the neighbourhood.

 

July 13 Bathurst Street, March Rural: Sometime during the overnight hours on Thurs., July 12 an unidentified culprit tampered with at least two vehicles in the Bathurst neighbourhood causing a potential safety hazard. Upon being alerted to the mischief by a neighbour, the complainant checked her vehicle’s tires and discovered that the lug nuts to the rear passenger side tires were all loosened. This discovery only came after she drove her vehicle into work, which was over 50 km away, at highway speeds.

 

Suspicious:

 

July 9  Bathurst Street, March Rural: As a result of an ongoing problem with theft from vehicle incidents in the Dunrobin and March Roads area, a complainant took notice of a suspicious vehicle that had been driving up and down the dead end street of Bathurst over the past several days between the hours of 3 and 4 a.m. Upon confronting the driver the complainant was told that he was “just dropping off a friend. ”  The driver was described as a white male, 45-50 years old, brown hair, brown eyes, approx. 5’11” tall, skinny build and a moustache. He was wearing a pair of large frame glasses. The vehicle was described as a grey Volkswagen 4-door sedan.

 

Theft:

 

July 12 800 block of Bayview Drive, Constance Bay: Sometime during the overnight hours on Wed., July 11 an unidentified culprit stole a youth’s dirt bike that was left parked in the homeowner’s laneway. The bike was described as a Baha 50cc dirt bike with red stickers.

 

July 13 Bathurst Street, March Rural: Sometime between 4 p.m. on Thurs., July 12 and 11 a.m. on Fri., July 13, a womenís bicycle was stolen off of the complainantís property by an unidentified culprit. The unsecured bike was last seen in front of the complainant’s residence and was described as an Iron Horse Adventure 21-speed racing bike, dark silver in colour, 18-19î frame, mountain bike handle bars and a gel seat. On the front forks was the word ‘Odessa’ written in white.
Theft from Vehicle:

 

July 9  Wayburn Avenue, March Rural: Sometime between 1:30 p.m. on Sun., July 1 and 11 a.m. on Mon., July 2, an unidentified culprit rummaged through an unlocked vehicle that was parked on the street. Nothing was reported stolen.

 

July 9  Bathurst Street, March Rural: Sometime during the overnight hours on June 25 an unidentified culprit entered into an unlocked vehicle and stole two music CD’s. The vehicle was left unattended in the ownerís driveway.

 

July 11 Rochon Way, March Rural: Sometime during the overnight hours on Tue., July 10 an unidentified culprit rifled through an unlocked vehicle and stole several items.  Reported stolen were a garage door opener, a Garmin GPS unit, a radio transmitter, and a brown leather wallet containing personal identification.  The garage door opener code was changed for security reasons.

 

July 13 Bathurst Street, March Rural: Sometime during the overnight hours on Thurs., July 12 an unidentified culprit rummaged through a vehicle that was left parked in the complainantís driveway and stole some electronic items.  A Garmin GPS unit and a white iPhone cable were reported stolen. The complainant was unsure if the vehicle was locked and there were no signs of forced entry reported.

 

July 13 Bathurst Street, March Rural: A locked vehicle that was left in the owner’s laneway was broken into sometime between 5 p.m. on Thurs., July 12 and 5:30 a.m. on Fri., July 13. The unidentified culprit pried open the driverís door window trim and rummaged through the vehicle. Reported stolen were $2 in change and five music CDís.
July 13 Houston Crescent, March Rural: A homeownerís two vehicles were rummaged through sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Thurs., July 12 and 8:45 a.m. on Fri., July 13. The unidentified culprit entered into the unlocked vehicles and stole $30 in change, a Tom Tom GPS unit, and a Motorola blue tooth device. The electronic devices were later found inside of a neighbour’s vehicle and returned to the owner.

 

July 13 Houston Crescent, March Rural: Sometime during the overnight hours on Thurs., July 12 an unidentified culprit rummaged through an unlocked vehicle that was left parked in the complainant’s driveway. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.

 

July 13 Campbell Ried Court, March Rural: A homeowner reported that her unlocked vehicle was entered into sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Thurs., July 12 and 5:15 a.m. on Fri., July 13. Nothing of value was taken from the vehicle and the driver’s door was left wide open and the centre console and glove compartment were rummaged through.

 

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 ‘community problem-solving centre’ 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:
  • 911 – for life-threatening emergencies or crimes in progress;
  • 613-230-6211 – other emergencies, i.e.: suspicious incident or disturbance;
  • 613-236-1222, ext. 7300 the O.P.S. call centre, to report a theft, missing person or stolen vehicle; and
  • 311 – for Bylaw Dispatch Services.
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.
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