Home Invasion – Robbery Suspect from Durham Private
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On December 18, 2014, at approximately 7:30am, a 101 year old man was alone in his apartment in a residential building located in the 1-100 block of Durham Private, when a male suspect buzzed in at the reception door identifying himself as a City of Ottawa employee.

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Winter Driving Safety
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With freezing rain in the forecast the Ottawa Police Service would like to provide safety tips to drivers.

* Make sure to clear all ice/snow from your vehicle. While travelling, ice/snow that has not been removed may dislodge and fly onto other vehicles. This may cause injury and/or damage.
* Give yourself distance between vehicles. First, this will give you enough distance to stop. Second, it may give you time to react if ice/snow, coming off another vehicle, is heading towards your vehicle.
* Be cognizant that not all vehicles have the ice/snow removed. In the case of larger vehicles, like transport trucks, there may be ice/snow on the roof of their trailers.
* Reduce your speed and drive according to the road conditions.
* Give yourself more time to get to your destination.
* Have your car winter ready. Having winter tires, proper windshield wipers can make your drive safer.

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Winter Overnight Parking Restriction in Effect
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December 10, 2014  No Overnight Parking Tonight!

Winter overnight parking regulations are in effect throughout the city from November 15 to April 1. There is no parking on city streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. when 7 cm or more is forecast by Environment Canada in the Ottawa area. This includes any forecast for a range of snow of more than 7 cm (for example, 5 to 10 cm). Vehicles that remain parked on the street during an overnight parking restriction will be ticketed and could be fined.

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Crime Report for Half Moon Bay – December 5, 2014
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Over the past three weeks there have been a number of reported crimes in Half Moon Bay.  Below is a list of the offences reported. The types of crimes are getting more serious in HMB this year with Robberies and Weapons offences showing up in the reports.

  • Weapons Offence on Riverset Cres on Dec 3rd
  • B&E on Foxhound Way Nov 22nd and 1 reported in Stonebridge the day before.
  • 2 Thefts reported on River Mist and on Soldats Riendeau St. at River Mist Rd Nov 13th and 26th. 1 Theft reported in Stonebridge as well.
  • Robbery on Meadowhawk Cres on Nov 12th (Robbery is theft by force or by threat of force putting the victim in fear)

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Please encourage your neighbour to join HMB Watch so we can get these types of reports at the time they happen rather than weeks later.  I think it’s important to me and you to know what is happening in your neighbourhood in a timely fashion rather than waiting for it to become history rather than current events. Please report all crimes and suspicious events to this site and the police.  Use the reporting page link above and it will be distributed to all members within hours by electronic newsletter.

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Sexual Assault in Barrhaven
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‘(Ottawa)-The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section is investigating the report of a sexual assault that occurred in a private home near the intersection of Cedarview Drive and Maravista Drive in Barrhaven on November 25, 2014, shortly after 7:30pm.

In the early evening, a woman in her twenties was in her home when an intruder entered the residence through an unlocked front door. The woman was sexually assaulted inside her home, and the male suspect fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect, who had a knife and wore a disguise over his face, was described as 5’8″ (173 cm) thin build, wearing a grey hoodie, black athletic pants and runners. He may have had tanned colored skin.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS), toll free at 1-800-222-8477 or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.’

I recommend residents keep their doors locked while they are inside the home. Before unlocking and opening the door to anyone who knocks, first take a look and see who is actually at the door. If you do not recognize the person and you do not feel comfortable opening the door, then simply do not open the door. If you fear for your safety or the person on the other side looks suspicious, then please call police at 613-230-6211. If any person ever tries to gain entry to your home, please immediately call 911.

Constable Tim Murray

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