Crime Report for April 15, 2014
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This past week in Half Moon Bay there were 2 reported incidents.

  • 1 Theft of Vehicle on April 11th at Song Sparrow St and River Mist Rd.
  • 1 Theft from Vehicle on April 13th on Watermusic Bay

Elsewhere in Barrhaven there were several more crimes reported:

  • 1 Theft of Vehicle
  • 4 Thefts from Vehicle
  • 3 Break and Enter
  • 7 Thefts

 

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Common Driver Errors
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This Defensive Driving website is put together by a retired police officer.  I’m posting an excerpt here to give you a taste of what’s in there and I encourage everyone to go and take a visit and read the entire thing (bookmark it so you can return).  The page I’m sending you to is about Common Driver Errors, which I find to be the largest problem in the Barrhaven area.  In all honesty, I’ve been driving for over 40 years without collisions and I’m of the opinion that Barrhaven has the worst drivers in Ottawa.  Having said that, I’m not saying who is bad or good at driving as that’s not my job and really who cares what I think anyway.  In any case this website is really worth the read.

The six most common driver errors that may cause a crash or result in a collision.

Excessive speed – 2/3rds of all drivers report they occasionally exceed what they consider to be the maximum safe speed on the road they regularly travel.

“Many drivers believe that traffic laws are guidelines, especially speed limits.”

Even 5 miles over the posted speed is an unsafe or excessive speed under certain driving conditions. The posted speed limit is the safest maximum speed….

…The following is examples of time saved on a 10- mile trip.

At 55 miles per hour the actual time would be 10 minutes 54 seconds. – Time saved: 1 minute and 6 seconds. – Risk of death: 1.5 times higher than at 50 miles per hour.

At 65 miles per hour, the actual time would be approximately 9 minutes and 14 seconds. – Time saved: 2 minutes 46 seconds – Increased risk of death: 3 times higher.

At 75 miles per hour, the actual time would be 8 minutes. – Time saved: 4 minutes – Increased risk of death: 6 times higher.

Please Continue reading!

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Looking for witnesses to an incident on Cedarview Road
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The Ottawa Police Major Crime section is seeking the public’s assistance in relation to a blood stain metal bar that was located in a wooded area on the west side of Cedarview Road approximately 300 meters north of Cambrian Road.

Anyone with information with respect to this incident, is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Major Crime Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS), or toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.

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Railway Crossings – Barrhaven
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I’m sure everyone has either heard or witnessed the problems we’re having in Barrhaven with Via Rail crossings.  Malfunctions on a level too high to tolerate and of course be safe.  Watch the CBC News video for the latest reporting.  Please slow down and look both ways before crossing the tracks.

Here are a few words passed on to you from Jan Harder’s Newsletter.

The level of angst is growing in our community as VIA signals continue to malfunction. As you have likely heard from me or someone else VIA does not know when their equipment fails and relies on us to let the City know who in turn advises VIA. What’s new? The Transport Minister has called it an “unusual number of malfunctions” and has asked that extra staff be posted at each crossing in Barrhaven. They are Merivale, Woodroffe, the Transitway (on Fallowfield), Fallowfield, Greenbank, Jockvale, and Strandherd. Certainly there will be some delays as crew persons will get out at each crossing and walk the train across the intersection. Safety trumps speed however as I am sure we will all agree. Keep us posted at the City at 3-1-1 if you witness anything concerning. Be safe everyone.

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Men Speak Out on Violence Against Women
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Together We Can: Men Speak Out on Violence Against Women

What can boys and men do about violence against women? Glen Canning, Rehtaeh Parsons’ father, will help answer this question at our upcoming speaker series event. Join us for this honest and compelling discussion about positive masculinity.

With recent events on university campuses in the city and beyond, many men in the community want to help. Now’s the time to step up.

Our panel of speakers will touch on questions including: What does it mean to be a man? What lessons can we draw from high profile events-both good and bad-in terms of how we view and treat women? How can boys and men model positive behaviours?

Let’s talk. Together, we can make a difference.

Presenters:
Glen Canning, activist and Rehtaeh Parsons’ father
Chief Charles Bordeleau, Ottawa Police Service
Caroline Andrew, Chair, University of Ottawa Task Force on Respect and Equality
Councillor Shad Qadri, Chair, Crime Prevention Ottawa Board of Directors

Chair:
Adrian Harewood, Anchor, CBC News: Ottawa

When:
Monday, May 12, 2014 from 10:00 am to12:00 noon
Coffee at 10 am, program at 10:30 am

Where:
City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers)
Questions will be encouraged in both official languages.
R.S.V.P. to Crime Prevention Ottawa at cpo@ottawa.ca<mailto:cpo@ottawa.ca> or 613-580-2424 ext. 22454

*Please note that space is limited.*

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