Police looking to ID male in multiple thefts on Rideau St

UPDATE: Suspect identified.

 

The Ottawa Police Service Central Criminal Investigations Unit and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect involved in multiple thefts.

In early March 2018, the suspect, on multiple occasions, entered a store, concealed items, and left the store without paying. The store was located in the 300 block of Rideau St.

Please see photo’s below provided by investigators.

If you know the identity of the individual call the Ottawa Police Service Central Criminal Investigations Unit (613) 236-1222 Ext 5166 or 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 their identity, you could qualify for a cash reward of up to $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

 




Police seeking info on residential break and enter rural south end

 (Ottawa)-  The Ottawa Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the person(s) responsible for a residential break and enter.

In early February 2018 a residential break and enter occurred in Ottawa’s rural south end resulting in the theft of a large comic book collection consisting of an estimated 900 magazines.

Anyone with information regarding this break & enter, or any other break & enter, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Break & Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, Ext 3515. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.




Ottawa man wanted for Attempted Murder

UPDATE: SUSPECT ARRESTED

(Ottawa) –The Ottawa Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit is seeking public assistance to locate Yaheya BENAMIAR. He is wanted in relation to the shooting on Anderson Street on March 24th.

Yaheya BENAMIAR, 19 years old of Ottawa, will be charged with:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Discharge Firearm
  • Use of firearm in the commission of an Offence
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon

He is described as a light skinned male, 5’10” (178cm), 143lbs (65kg) young looking with a bit of a belly, medium length curly/wavy black hair, and peach fuzz on his cheeks. He was wearing a black jacket, dark pants and black high tops (see picture.)

He is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach him; please contact 911 if you see him.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police 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), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

 




Suspects sought in armed robbery on Montreal Road

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has been investigating the recent robbery of a marijuana dispensary and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspects responsible.

At approximately 12:50 pm, on February 17, 2018, three suspects, all disguised, entered a marijuana dispensary situated along the 200 block of Montreal Road. One of the suspects jumped a counter, gained access to the employee area, and also then opened a door for one of the other suspects. The suspects made a demand for cash and related products. A struggle ensued between one of the suspects and a victim. A second victim tried to hide within the premise. During this time, one of the other two suspects discharged a firearm within the store. The projectile did not strike any person. The victim was then assaulted with the handgun. The suspects fled with a quantity of cash and related products, and were last seen running south on Lajoie St. The suspects may have fled the area in a dark colored vehicle, possibly similar to a Chrysler Sebring. The victim sustained serious injuries during the assault that necessitated transport to hospital, and later surgery.

Police have obtained some images of the suspects and are releasing these to the public in an attempt to identify the suspects responsible.

The suspects are described as follows:

#1-Black male, approximately 5’9”-5’10” (175 cm – 178 cm), approximately 180 lbs (82 kg). At the time he wore a black jacket with red stripes (front and back), dark grey pants, white gloves, white running shoes, a black hooded jacket, and a light blue baseball cap.

#2-Black male, approximately 5’10”-6’0” (178 cm – 183 cm), approximately 180-190lbs (82 kg – 86 kg). At the time he wore a black jacket with a hooded jacket underneath, grey jogging pants, black gloves, and black running (Adidas) shoe with white stripes.

#3-Caucasian male, approximately 5’7”-5’9” (170 cm – 175 cm), approximately 190 lbs (86 kg). At the time he wore a black jacket with two front pockets (chest area), with a hooded jacket underneath, a black ski mask, black gloves with white or grey coloring around the wrist, black Adidas pants with white stripes, white running shoes (possibly Adidas).

Anyone with information regarding this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.




Arrested Marcus MATAMBA wanted for multiple thefts of laptops

(Ottawa)— Between January 11, 2018 and February 9, 2018 several thefts have occurred in local universities where higher end laptops have been taken.

The thefts mostly occurred in study areas and targeted students that had left the property unattended briefly or were distracted.

The Central Criminal Investigation Unit has requested an arrest warrant for the arrest of Marcus MATAMBA, a 19 year-old male from the Gatineau/Ottawa area.  He is charged with:

  • Theft (under 5000$), 6 counts
  • Breach probation, 6 counts

MATAMBA is about 175 cm (5’,9”) and weighs approximately 56 kg (123 lbs).

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477. 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 their identities you could qualify for a cash reward of $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.




Suspect charged in financial robbery and additional suspects are being sought

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating the robbery of a financial institution yesterday. Charges have been laid against one suspect and two others remain outstanding.

On January 23, 2018, at approximately 10:55 am, three suspects gained entry to a bitcoin related financial institution situated along the 0-100 block of Concourse Gate. The suspects, armed with handguns, gained control of, and bound, four employees. A fifth employee was in another office and contacted Police. The suspects fled empty-handed. Officers arriving in the area observed one suspect running into a ravine area north of Colonnade Rd. Extensive resources were deployed to the area and that suspect was later arrested without incident. The two other suspects remain at large. One victim was struck to the head with a handgun and required additional medical attention at hospital.

Jimmy St-Hilaire, age 19 of Ottawa, is charged with the following offences:

• Five (5) counts of robbery with a firearm
• Five (5) counts of point a firearm
• Five (5) counts of forcible confinement
• Wear disguise
• Conspiracy to Commit and indictable offence
• Carry concealed weapon
• Possess firearm while prohibited
• Possess weapon for committing an offence
• Possess loaded regulated firearm

St-Hilaire will appear in court on January 24, 2018.

Police are looking for two additional suspects, both described as black males. Investigators are also interested in identifying and speaking to a person of interest that was inside the premise as the suspects arrived. That person did not remain at the scene.

Police will be back in this area today searching for additional evidence. Anyone that observed any suspicious persons or activity in that area yesterday morning is encouraged to approach or contact Police.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.


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Warrant for the arrest of Shawn Kenneth TANNER

UPDATE: Suspect no longer wanted.

 

(Ottawa) –The Ottawa Police Service Human Trafficking Unit (HTU) is seeking public assistance in locating Shawn Kenneth TANNER, 46 years old of Ottawa wanted for Human Trafficking offences.

TANNER is described as a Caucasian male, 180 lbs (82 kg), 6’ (180 cm), with a shaved head, trimmed beard and thick eyebrows (see picture).

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police’s Human Trafficking Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5683. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

 




Warrant for the arrest of Nikolay KRIVOSHEIN

(Ottawa) –On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, the Ottawa Police Service Internet Child Exploitation Unit (I.C.E.) executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Barrette Street. Electronic devices were seized.

Investigators are now looking for Nikolay KRIVOSHEIN, 45 from Ottawa. He is facing charges of:
• One count of Child Pornography
• One count of Access Child Pornography

KRIVOSHEIN has possibly fled the country. Investigators are looking for information that could assist in locating him. He is described as white male, blue eyes, light brown hair. (view picture)

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police’s ICE unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5644. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.




Warrant for fraud offences

(Ottawa) –The Ottawa Police Service Fraud Unit has obtained a warrant for the arrest of Jody FAUCHER. He is wanted for defrauding twelve (12) stores from August till present.

FAUCHER targets small businesses that accept credit card numbers over the phone for payment. He pays for orders using stolen credit cards. He then asks for the items to have money placed in them, like enclosing cash in an envelope with an order of flowers or currency to be placed into food orders. He then picks up the orders himself or has a friend do it.

Jody Faucher, 48 of Ottawa, is described as a Caucasian male, 5’10” (178 cm), 161 lbs (73 kg), acne/pimply complexion, medium build (view picture.)

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477. 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 their identities you could qualify for a cash reward of $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

 




Wanted male suspect for Forcible confinement and sexual assault

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Criminal Investigations Section is looking for Marwan AHMAD, 33 years old of Ottawa. AHMAD is wanted for the forcible confinement and sexual assault on an eighty year old male.

The incidents occurred between August 18th and September 11th 2017 within the 300 block of Somerset Street West in Ottawa.

AHMAD is described as a Middle Eastern male, approximately 160 lbs (73 kg), 5’7″ (170 cm), balding on top and back of head, and possibly with a goatee. He was last known to be wearing a black waist length jacket, black pants and shoes, carrying a brown brief case and a dark suitcase. (see photo)

He is charged with the following offenses:
• Forcible Confinement
• Sexual Assault
• Assault with a weapon
• Assault
• Mischief under five thousand
• Uttering threats

The victim sustained non life-threatening injuries.

Please see photo of AHMAD below

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477. 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 their identities you could qualify for a cash reward of $2000. You can follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.