Crime Report for September 11, 2014

There has been a rash of Theft from Vehicle in the recent past so we’re asking members of our community to please read the letter below from our Barrhaven Community Police Officer, Preventing theft from your vehicle.

Crimes since September 5 in Half Moon Bay (and HMB South) and Stonebridge areas.

  • 5 Theft from Vehicle reported with 4 in Half Moon Bay
  • 3 Thefts reported all in Half Moon Bay (and HMB south)


Preventing theft from your vehicle.

Presently thieves are active in Half Moon Bay and have been accessing unlocked vehicles and stealing the valuables that have been found within. There are steps that you can take to reduce the odds of your car being accessed by a thief.

Thieves generally look for unlocked vehicles, which they will enter and steal absolutely anything of value such as CD’s, GPS, DVD’s, sunglasses, wallets, computers, tablets, loose change, phones and game players.

You should never leave anything of value inside your vehicle.

  • Don’t leave personal identification, original vehicle registration ( leave a photo copy) or financial cards inside your car.
  • Remove valuables and shopping bags from view, including loose change.
  • Never leave your car running while unattended.
  • Always lock the doors and wind the windows up.
  • Never leave your car or house keys inside your vehicle.
  • If possible, park in well lit areas with pedestrian traffic.

Consider that if you keep an automatic garage door opener in your unlocked car, that thieves will be able to gain access to the interior of your garage.

I’m aware that there are some people who choose to keep their car door unlocked, figuring that if the door is locked, the thief will smash a window to gain access.

Ask yourself if a thief would smash a car window to gain access to the interior of a car that appears to be completely void of anything valuable? Smashing a window risks the thief getting caught and the thief is very likely not going to risk getting caught breaking into a car that appears empty.

If you notice people checking car door handles or peering in car windows, don’t hesitate to report your observations to the police by calling 613-230-6211 or 911 if you observe a crime in progress.

Sometimes home owners forget to close their garage doors when they retire for the evening, so it is certainly a good idea to double check that it is closed and locked.

If you would like an Ottawa Police “All Valuables Removed” placard to display inside your vehicle, please contact your Half Moon Bay Community Association or Half Moon Bay Neighbourhood Watch.

If you are a victim of having had someone steal items from inside your car, it is very important that the incident is reported to police. Reports from community members help us to identify problem areas, track follow ups and deploy our resources appropriately. A report can be easily made by phone, by calling 613-236-1222 ext. 7300 or online at .

The theft from vehicles that have recently occurred is presently under investigation by the West District Investigations Section.

Cst Tim Murray

Barrhaven Community Police Officer
2014 09 11

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In Love and In Danger

In Love and In Danger

Up to 30,000 Ottawa high school students are learning how to build healthy relationships each year thanks to the innovative program, In Love and In Danger. The program is the result of a partnership between Family Services Ottawa, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the Ottawa Catholic School Board. CPO has provided funding to allow the program to integrate research into sexual violence and social media.

For the next two years, In Love and In Danger will work with students at conferences and in the classroom to talk about media literacy and safety in dating relationships, and to encourage students to use social media to advance anti-violence initiatives.Learn more about the difference it is making in this video.

More on Crime Prevention and our Youth

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Crime Report for September 5, 2014

85246-lgBack to School started this week and so did traffic congestion getting to work.  Seems like half the city had the entire summer off.

Crime is also picking up in Half Moon Bay with 6 reported crimes since our last report Aug 22.  Here are the reported crimes for HMB and Stonebridge areas.

  • 8 Theft from Vehicle with 1 on Millers Sound Way, 1 on Grand Canal St and 1 on Seelys Bay.
  • 4 Break and Enter with 1 on Baynes Sound Way and 1 on Andre Audet Ave
  • 2 Theft with 1 reported at River Mist Rd and Dundonald Dr.

Theft, theft and more theft in different ways.

Keep your valuables out of sight and your doors locked.  This is a recording.

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Bank Robbery in Ottawa

Published on Aug 27, 2014

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is releasing a portion of a video captured at the time of the August 12th Centrepointe Drive bank robbery. The suspect arrived holding an umbrella over his head. It is felt he may have walked to and from the bank, at least for some distance. The clothing worn is distinctive. More photos available at

Investigators are hopeful that someone in the community may recognize this individual and/or may have seen him before or after the robbery.
Anyone with information with respect to this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.

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Crime Report for August 22, 2014

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a number of crimes in Half Moon Bay and Stonebridge communities.  They are listed below.

A short update, Gatineau and Ottawa Police Service (STEP) focused on cycling safety and red light running for July resulting in 503 charges being laid.

  • Theft from Vehicle 1 in HMB at Forrest Water Way and River Landing Ave plus 5 more in Stonebridge.
  • 2 Break & Enter at Egret Way and River Mist Rd. plus 1 in Stonebridge. Also 1 at the farm land just north of HMB in the 3400 block of Greenbank Rd. just below the Jock River.
  • 1 Theft at Switch Grass Cres and Andre Audet Ave plus 5 more in Stonebridge


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