Shooting investigation on Debra Avenue

The Ottawa Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance with information on a shooting that took place on November 23rd, at 4:50am on the 900 block of Debra Avenue.

Officers attended a call for service of gunshots heard on Debra Avenue around 4:50am. Officers investigated on scene, but found no evidence to the information gathered from complainants. No injuries were reported.

At 4:00 pm, officers returned to the 900 block of Debra Avenue to investigate evidence found at a home with bullet holes in the front window, and bullets found lodged in a wall inside the home.

Guns and Gangs Investigators are looking for public assistance for any information pertaining to this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police’s Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not ask your name or record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest, you could qualify for a cash reward of $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.




Ottawa: Suspicious death on walking trail

The Ottawa Police Service and Crime Stoppers are seeking the assistance of the public with information on a suspicious death in the Southeast end of the city.

At 7:00am today, a passerby called in to report the finding of a man’s body on a walking trail approx. 100 to 200 meters from the Airport Parkway near Hunt Club Road.

This suspicious death is being investigated by the Major Crime Unit. No further information about the deceased will be released until next of kin has been notified.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police Major Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5493 or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and twitter. Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000.




Ottawa: robbery of another elderly female in Carlingwood area

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance with the identity of a male suspect responsible for the robbery of another elderly female in the same area as the previous two robberies.

On May 20, 2014, a female victim, age 85, was walking along Iroquois Rd. at approximately 2:00 pm. The victim uses a walker to assist her. As the victim turned onto Haymarket St. from Iroquois Rd., the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her purse.   The suspect fled through a parking garage at the Carlingwood Mall. The victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, approximately 5’10” (178 cm) tall, thin build, with short dark hair. He was wearing a black shirt and black pants at the time.

This is the third similar incident in this area, which the Robbery Unit believes are likely linked. The Ottawa Police Service is asking people in this area to be vigilant as the investigation progresses. In one previous incident the suspect used a bicycle. Investigators are seeking any information from the public on a possible suspect in these robberies.

Anyone with information with respect to either of these incidents, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).You can follow us on facebook, youtube and twitter. Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Ottawa: Arson at 55 Byward- Market Square

The Ottawa Police Arson Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance with the identity of person(s) responsible for an arson at 55 Byward Market on Tuesday May 13th at 2:15am.

The fire was set to cardboard boxes located in an alcove area subsequently causing damage to adjacent businesses. At the time of the incident a group was seen fleeing from the area of the fire.

If you have information on the identity of the suspect(s) or other criminal activity call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and twitter. Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Ottawa: Arson on Victoria Island Log Cabin

The Ottawa Police Arson Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance with the identity of persons responsible for an arson at the Aboriginal Experience Village located on Victoria Island.

The arson occurred on Wednesday May 7th at approximately 1:00am causing damage to the log structure but as well irreplaceable ceremonial artifacts and other valuables. The estimated loss is $50,000.00. This is the fourth arson reported to authorities.

If you have information on the identity of the suspect(s) or other criminal activity call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and twitter. Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Ottawa: Robbery of an elderly female

The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a robbery of an elderly female.

On May 8, 2014, at approximately 2:10 pm, an elderly female, age 87, was walking in the area of Prince Charles/Saville Row when she was approached from behind by an unknown male. The male threw the victim to the ground and stole her purse.   The suspect then fled on foot, last seen running northbound on Saville Row and to then turn onto Black Friars Rd. The victim was transported to hospital, and remains in hospital, having suffered a fractured arm.

The suspect in this case is described as a Caucasian male, 20-40 years of age, black wavy or curly hair, and he wore a black jacket.

The Robbery Unit is investigating the potential link to a purse snatching that occurred on May 7, 2014, at approximately 3:15 pm. On that date, an elderly female, age 104, had been walking along a pathway in the area of Cleary Ave/Richmond Rd when she was brushed by a male cyclist who rode past her. It was not realized until a short time later that the suspect had grabbed and made off with her purse. The cyclist was described as a Caucasian male, in his 40’s. There were no injuries in this incident.

Anyone with information with respect to either of these incidents, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).You can follow us on facebook, youtube and twitter. Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000.

 

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Ottawa: Arson at Orleans Construction site

The Ottawa Police Arson Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance on the identity of a suspect responsible for setting a fire to a construction trailer located at 3014 St.Joseph boulevard in Orleans on April 18th 2014 at approximately 03:30am.

An hour prior to this, a similar incident occured at another construction site located on Preston St. at Sidney in Little Italy. Also the site of a SOHO development.

Arson investigator believes the series of recent arsons targeting constructions sites in Ottawa are related. Please view the attached photo.

Two structures were damaged by fire at the SOHO Champagne condominium work-site located at 125 Hickory St.  The damage caused by the fires was estimated to be $150,000.

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Anyone with information with respect to these arsons, please contact Sergeant Christie at 613-236-1222 x 3771 or call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Downtown ATM users be Alert

In late March 2014 during the early hours an unidentified male approached a individual using an ATM in downtown Ottawa begging to borrow money with the promise of paying it back.

The suspect may use a factious story such as losing his car keys with his wallet locked inside and give fake contact information with the assurance of returning the borrowed money. When a victim calls to request the borrowed money returned find the number does not exist.  No violence has been reported by victims of this crime thus far.

Investigators believe this may be more common than expected as victims don’t bother reporting it. Police are advising good Samaritans to be aware of this scam while using ATM machine in downtown Ottawa. The suspect is wanted for fraud related offences.

Desc;  Caucasian male, 30’s years of age, 6’3, 200lbs, full brown beard,  wearing a black toque, red sweater and a black pea-coat.

If you have information on the identity of the suspect or other criminal activity call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). You can follow us on facebook, youtube and twitter. Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000.

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Ottawa: Distraction Thefts in Parking Lots

The Ottawa Police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance with the identity of individuals involved in distraction thefts.

In the past month there have been several incidents of distraction thefts reported where the suspects would approach the victim after they’ve visited a banking institution or a retail store. The suspect would approach the driver once they are inside their vehicle and advise they have a flat tire on the rear right side. Signs of push pins/tacks were observed on the ground then the suspect would offer assistance with changing the tire. The suspect would then direct the driver to pick up the push pins while a second accomplice would enter the vehicle and steal the driver’s purse and other valuables.

In two incidences the victims observed the suspicious persons in the area and provided the following description.

–          Possibly Asian/native male

–          Short male approx. 5’5”

–          40yrs of age

–          Poor English

–          Wearing a baseball cap

If you encounter a similar scenario you should BE WARY of a possible distraction theft and take the necessary measures.

  •  Make note of their physical appearance and clothing description for the police
  • If you do not feel safe, remain in your vehicle and call for assistance (police)
  • If you don’t have a cell phone you may remain in your vehicle until the suspect leaves or exit when it is safe and head to the nearest place of safety for assistance.
  • If you need to exit your vehicle do not leave your purse or valuables unattended and immediately lock your car door

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police  613-236-1222,or call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). You can follow us on facebook, youtube and twitter. Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000.

 




Ottawa: Residential Break Ins

 The Ottawa Police Service Break & Enter Team and Crime Stoppers are warning the public of a series of residential break-ins that have occurred over the past three weeks across the city. A total of nine break-ins have occurred in the daytime and involve forced entry into secure homes.

The suspect(s) is targeting the homes of persons of Asian descent with the goal of getting high-end jewellry and accessories such as handbags.

In some cases, safes were defeated to gain access to them and steal the contents. Ottawa Police would like to urge the public who may have valuable jewellery and/or gold bars and coins to consider placing these items in a safety deposit box and not keep these items in their home.

There are no suspects at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Break & Enter Team at 613-236-1222, ext. 2638 or call Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS). You can follow us on facebook, youtube and twitter. Remember Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, we will not record your call and you are not required to testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest or a charge, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000.