Crime Report for July 20, 2015

Summer is well underway and the weather is doing it’s thing as well as it does in Ottawa. Have a safe and fun summer but don’t forget to stay safe. Lock doors to your home, car and garage. It only takes a few minutes for someone to slip into your garage and take your bike or golf clubs. Lock the door from the garage into your home. Remove all valuables from your car (out of sight). Don’t tempt the would be thief with valuables sitting in the hatchback in plain sight. If they’re not there they can’t get stolen.

Here is the report from June 8 – July 19th.

  • 1 Weapons Offence reported at Grand Canal and Cambrian
  • 3 Thefts reported in Half Moon Bay
  • 1 reported Theft of Vehicle in Stonebridge
  • 1 reported Theft in Stonebridge
  • 2 Thefts from Vehicle in Stonebridge
  • 1 Sex offence (voyeurism) in Stonebridge

As you can see, theft in several forms but it is still theft. Keep your belongings safe from theft. Lock them up and out of sight.

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Theft from Vehicle Alert

I received this email today from a resident in Half Moon Bay letting us know of potential Theft from Vehicle in our community. The email is as follows. Thank you for submitting this to us as a heads up. School is indeed out for many and now the fun starts. As you have been made aware of in the past, most of these types of crimes are committed by teens that are bored and looking for excitement and maybe some profit. Often times the teens are from our own communites.

Does anyone remember this quote? “It’s 11 o’clock, Do you know where your children are?”

11:00 PM last night my neighbour on Espin Heights text us to let us know there were 2 teens looking inside our vehicle trying to get in. He started to walk towards them and they ran like hell towards Jockvale Road and then hopped on a bus at Abetti and Jockvale. They were two male teens, carrying back packs…Not much of description, but just want you to be aware it is happening. School must be out…

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Phone Scammers Alert!

Cancelled due to miscommunication!

Beware of phone scammers claiming to be from the Police Association of Ontario

The Ottawa Police Service is informing the public on an ongoing scam where a caller states that he/she is from the Police Association of Ontario and is looking for donations for “underprivileged kids.”

scam-alertOttawa Police can confirm that neither the Police Association of Ontario nor the Ottawa Police Association are conducting such a campaign.

The call comes from a 613-627-3200 number. When you call that number back, an automated message answers that you have reached the Police Association of Ontario—however, this number is not associated to the Police Association of Ontario and to the Ottawa Police Association.

This is a reminder for victims giving personal and financial information to such scams. Please be vigilant when asked to provide financial/banking information by phone. You can view tips.

The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit is advising the public that are or have been victims of this scam to contact the Ottawa Police and make a report at 613-236-1222 ext 7300. The call centre is actively tracking all complaints and forwarding them to our Organized Fraud investigators.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.

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Crime Report for June 8, 2015

Since May 21st there has been only one reported crime (that I can find) in Half Moon Bay. That was a weapons offence on May 22nd on Damselfly Way (Half Moon Bay South).

Other than that there were several reported crimes in Stonebridge community.

  • 3 reported Theft from Vehicle
  • 1 reported Theft
  • 1 reported Break and Enter
  • 1 reported Assault

School is out in about in just over a week so be prepared. Not really sure how you do that.

Please report all crimes and suspicious incidents. Link to our Reporting page.


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Speaker Series Invitation

Home Takeovers: Prevention, Identification and Intervention
Tools and Ideas for service providers and the community

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Coffee at 9:00 am, program starts at 9:30 am

City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers)

About the session
Through research and community consultation, the problem of home takeovers has been identified as a serious and complex phenomenon in our community. Crime Prevention Ottawa established a committee to develop tools, techniques and resources to help service providers and the community deal with the issue. Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OCAPDD) has been leading this work. Come learn from our panelists, contribute your ideas, watch our video and get copies of our resources.

Nicole Li, Community Development Coordinator, Home Takeovers Project, OCAPDD
Lisa Finateri, Coordinator, Rooming House Services, City of Ottawa
Alison Timmons, Coordinator, Elder Abuse Response and Referral Service, Nepean, Rideau & Osgoode Community Resource Centre
Corey Bourguignon, Community Safety Services, Ottawa Community Housing
Roberta Della-Picca

R.S.V.P. to Crime Prevention Ottawa at or 613-580-2424, ext. 25393.
*Please note that space is limited.*

For more information about Crime Prevention Ottawa, please visit

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