Ottawa Police Service: West Carleton weekly activity update (Aug 7 – 14)



Weekly Activity Update: August 7th 2012 – August 14 2012

Patrol Officers in the West Carleton  and  Rideau-Goulbourn area responded to 252 general calls for service from the public for the reporting period of August 7th to August 14th 2012. From these calls for service the following is a partial breakdown of incidents by Community:


  • South March: 1 Break and Enter
  • Burritts Rapids: 1 Break and Enter
  • Manotick: 1 Break and Enter
  • Half Moon Bay: 2 Theft from Motor Vehicle, 1 Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • North Gower: 1 Break and Enter


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.

Break and Enter


12th August- South March- In the early hours of 12th August residents in Bathurst Street reported that access had been gained to their house via an unlocked garage door and the suspects had taken items from the fridge inside the house.


12th-13th August-Burritts Rapids- The owner of a residence in the 3000 Block of Donnelly Drive, discovered that a shed on his property had been broken in to and an ATV stolen.


13th August- Manotick- A homeowner on Viewbank Road returned home to find someone had forced access to their home but were likely scared off by the alarm system. No property was stolen.


12th August-North Gower- Police were called to a residence on Fourth Line Road after a male was seen approaching homes and vehicles in the early hours of the morning, one home owner discovered that tractor keys had been taken from their cellar. A male was located close by  Police and arrested, property was recovered and returned to their owner.

Theft from Vehicle

8th August- Half Moon Bay- During the overnight hours of 8th August there were two theft from motor vehicle reports. At one residence on Freshwater Way, two vehicles parked in the drive way were left unlocked and suspects stole a wallet from one of the cars. Another vehicle in Riverset Crescent also parked on a driveway had a wallet taken from it.

Theft of Motor Vehicle

9th August – Half Moon Bay- Overnight on 9th August a car was stolen from the laneway of a residence in the area of Cambrian Road and Grand Canal Street.

There have been numerous thefts from vehicles in the Half Moon Bay and Stonebridge area over the last few weeks. Residents are encouraged to remove all their valuables from their vehicles where possible and lock their vehicles. Please report suspicious persons and activity in your area by following the “Make the right call” protocol listed below.



Traffic Enforcement

In the month of July  Ottawa Police Officers issued 982 Traffic tickets in the West Carleton and Rideau/Goulbourn area, 227 of these related to speeding offences.

Volunteers Required


If you are interested in becoming a Police Volunteer and have a few hours a week you can give to the Community then please contact either of the CPC’s and request an application form.


Neighbourhood Watch


If you are interested in setting up a Neighbourhood Watch in your community please contact your local CPC for advice. Our Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators will be happy to provide you with all the information you require.


Make the right Call:


To reach the Rideau/Goulbourn Community Police Centre call 613-236-1222 ext. 2314. To reach the West Carleton Community Police Centre call 613-236-1222 ext.2982. The Centres  are   “community problem-solving centres” and are responsible for the delivery of the Ottawa Police crime prevention programs.

It is important to note that the Community Police Centres are 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-TIPS (8477), 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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