Ottawa Police Service: West Carleton weekly activity update (Aug 15 – 22)

OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE
WEST CARLETON and RIDEAU-GOULBOURN
Weekly Activity Update: August 15th 2012 – August 22nd 2012

Patrol Officers in the West Carleton and Rideau-Goulbourn area responded to 242 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:

Constance Bay: 1 Break and Enter
Huntley North: 1 Break and Enter
Manotick: 3 Break and Enters, 6 Theft from Motor vehicles
Half Moon Bay: 1 Break and Enter, 1 Theft of Motor Vehicle
Stonebridge: 4 Break and Enters
Kars: 1 Break and Enter
Richmond: 1 Theft from Motor Vehicle

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

14th-15th August-Manotick- Suspects gained entry to vehicles parked in a driveway on Potter Drive and used garage door openers from the vehicles to gain access to the garage, it is not known at this time if property was stolen from the garage.

15th August- Manotick-Thieves gained entry to a home on Long Island by smashing a window in a front door. The incident occurred at about 7pm and the thieves made off with jewelry and a laptop.

15th August- Kars- Thieves gained entry to a garage of a residence on Cherrystone Drive, through an unlocked door during the day. Fishing rods and tackle were stolen.

18th August – Constance Bay- A cottage on Bayview Drive was broken in to overnight on 18th August, damage was caused to the property. Three people were arrested by Police at the scene.

19th-21st August – Huntley North – A residence in the 4000 block of Carp Road was broken in to, access was gained by forcing a rear door and property was stolen.

21st August- Manotick- Between 10:30am and 11am, suspects entered an open garage and gained entry to an unlocked vehicle taking DVD players.

16th August- Halfmoon Bay- At 4:20am a resident of Carina Crescent was sitting on his front porch when he heard a noise from inside the house. A male had gained entry through an open rear patio door, he fled when disturbed by the homeowner.

16th -21st August- Stonebridge- Four homes in the Stonebridge area were broken into during the overnight hours. The incidents on Shadehill, Sandgate Ridge and Bentgrass involved the suspects gaining access through unlocked/open patio doors or window.

21st August – Manion Corners – A home owner returned home during the day to find that suspects had forced entry to the residence, the suspects were disturbed in the act by the property owner. The suspects fled the scene with a television.

Given the increase in Break and Enters in the areas of Stonebridge, Halfmoon Bay and Manotick residents are encouraged to lock windows, patio doors and garage doors. For more crime prevention advice please visit the Ottawa Police Website at http://www.ottawapolice.ca.

Theft from Vehicle

21st-22nd August – Manotick – During the overnight hours of the 21st and 22nd August there were six thefts from vehicles in the Manotick area. Incidents occurred in the areas of Potter Drive, Clothier Court, South Island Park Drive, Whitewood Avenue, Beaverwood Road and North Drive. All vehicles were parked in the driveway, one vehicle had a window forced open but the majority of others were unlocked. Items taken included wallets, GPS systems and cash. A white vehicle was seen at 3am leaving the scene of one of the thefts.

21st August – Ricmond – A vehicle parked in a driveway on Fowler Street was broken in to and property stolen overnight.

22nd August – Halfmoon Bay- An unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway on Fallingwater Circle was broken in to between 6pm and 7am.

Arrests made – In the early hours of 23rd August, two youths were arrested in the areas of Halfmoon Bay and Stonebridge following a call to police from a member of the public who had witnessed a theft from vehicle in progress. Both males have been charged with numerous offences of theft and possession of stolen property.

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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