OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE
Weekly Activity Update: Mar. 11/12 to Mar. 17/12
Patrol Officers in the Rideau/Goulbourn area responded to 59 general calls for
service from the public for the reporting period of Mar. 11th to Mar. 17th. From these
calls for service the following is a partial breakdown of incidents by Community:
Stonebridge: 1 Assist, 1 Theft, 1 Suspicious
Manotick: 1 Disturb, 1 Fire, 1 Suspicious
Fourth Line: 1 Suspicious
Stittsville: 1 Suspicious
Pierces Corners: 1 B&E
Donnelly: 1 B&E
In addition to the calls for service, patrol officers are also proactively enforcing the
Highway Traffic laws, responding to false 9-1-1 and alarm calls, and assisting the
Ottawa Fire, Paramedics and By-law services.
ATTENTION RIDEAU-GOULBOURN RESIDENTS. An anonymous caller from the
North Grenville County reported to the Ottawa Police Service on Sat., Mar. 17 that
the OPP have been notifying area residents about child luring incidents involving a
Chevy Astro van in the Kemptville and Merrickville areas.
The caller then went on to say that a similar looking vehicle was seen in the area of
Dilworth Rd. and Hwy 416 at around 4 p.m. and that an older looking male was
observed taking photos of children from outside of his vehicle.
The driver was described as an older looking male, 5’ 10” tall, 50’s, 240 lbs.,
balding with salt and pepper hair.
The vehicle was described as a white 2006 Chevy Astro van.
OPS patrol officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspicious van.
Remember, you are the eyes and ears in the community and together we can help
keep our communities safe and secure.
Please report all suspicious and unusual activity to police and to your neighbours.
DEER COLLISIONS—THREE FOR THE PRICE OF ONE? Last Friday evening a
driver reported hitting three deer at the same time as he made his way along March
For tracking purposes, this deer collision will be counted as one even though three
deer were bowled over.
Looking for a completely different take on rural west Ottawa? Then, head on over
to the Manotick neighbourhood watch website:
www.manotickneighbourhoodwatch.com/deer — and graze on the data! You will
be surprised by what you will see.
Week eleven in rural west Ottawa ended with two deer collisions being reported in
West Carleton and one in Rideau-Goulbourn.
This time last year the total count stood at 32 to 1o for Rideau-Goulbourn. Now it
stands at 27 to 5 in favor of Rideau-Goulbourn.
Mar. 17 Jock River, Stonebridge: Shortly before 3 p.m. on Sunday emergency services were
called to the Stonebridge area after a 911-caller spotted an overturned canoe and
two boaters wearing life vests being dragged down the Jock River.
Before emergency services arrived on scene the canoeists were able to safely make
it back to shore.
According to the canoeists, they were canoeing from Greenbank to Carleton Lodge
on the Jock River when their canoe suddenly capsized and was pulled underwater.
It then broke up in the strong current.
Break and Enter:
Mar. 13 3027 Pierce Road, Pierce Corners: At around noon on Tuesday two unidentified
suspects forced their way into a decommissioned church in Pierce Corners and
remained inside for approx. five minutes before leaving empty handed.
The culprits used a pair of rusty bolt cutters to break the lock that secured a side
A witness told police that a lone stranger was observed casing out the church at
around 11:30 a.m. He was described as a white male, 18-20 years of age, 5’ 8” tall
with light brown hair. At the time he was wearing a plain red sweater with a red
After walking around the building to check out the doors and windows the lone
male drove away in an older model silver sedan with tinted windows.
About half an hour later the same vehicle returned to the Pierce Hall parking lot;
this time with two males onboard.
After exiting the vehicle the males made their way over to the church carrying a
black roots backpack. The backpack was later recovered near the church with the
bolt cutters stashed inside.
The second stranger was described as a white male, 18-20 years of age, with
shoulder length hair and a skinny build. He was wearing a black hooded sweater.
If you witness a crime in progress please do not hesitate on calling police right
away for assistance.
Mar. 14 3000 Donnelly Drive, Rideau-Goulbourn: At around 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday a
homeowner was jolted from her sleep by the sounds of her dogs barking and a loud
After switching on the exterior porch light the homeowner peered outside to see
what was going on—two strangers had exited their parked on Donnelly Dr. and
were walking up her laneway.
The strangers were described as white males in their late teens to early twenties
and were wearing dark and grey coloured hoodies.
After calling 911 the homeowner returned to her front window to keep a watchful
eye on the strangers from the safety of her home. As she continued to look on one
of the male’s spotted her standing in the front window and took off running
towards the car.
Police searched the area but were unable to locate the culprits.
On investigation police discovered that the culprits entered into the garage through
an unlocked door and rummaged through the homeowner’s vehicle. However,
nothing was reported stolen.
A wet boot print that was later found on the front door was associated to the loud
banging that awoke the homeowner and her dogs.
Mar. 17 Currier Street, Manotick: Police were called to the LCBO store in Manotick for a
report of a woman causing a disturbance.
Information on the call indicated that the woman was upset that customers were
unwilling to purchase alcohol for her.
Mar. 17 South Island Park Drive, Manotick: Emergency services were dispatched to an
island residence for a report of a fire just shortly before midnight on Friday.
According to the homeowner the smoke detector started going off at around 11:30
p.m. and upon investigation it was discovered that the unfinished basement was
quickly filling with smoke.
All members of the household safely exited the house and no injuries were
The fire was quickly extinguished; however, damages were estimated in the tens of
thousands of dollars.
According to the fire inspector the fire was accidental and electrical in nature.
Mar. 12 Ironstone Court, Stittsville: An unidentified vehicle was observed parked in front of
a complainant’s residence shortly before 11 p.m. on Monday for no apparent
The complainant indicated that a single occupant was barely visible inside of the
light coloured vehicle.
The vehicle left the area before police arrived on scene.
Mar. 13 5000 section of Fourth Line Road, Rideau-Goulbourn: A resident reported that his
vehicle was entered into sometime during the overnight hours on Mon., Mar. 12.
Apparently, the unidentified culprit disabled the interior and exterior lights and
readjusting the driver’s seat; however, nothing was taken from the vehicle.
Mar. 13 5344 Long Island Road, Manotick: At around 4 p.m. on Tuesday a male was
observed driving around the St. Leonard’s school yard on a mini bike.
The 911-caller stated that the rider was not wearing a helmet and the bike was not
The rider was described as a white middle aged teenage, slim build with dark
brown hair. At the time he was wearing a light blue t-shirt and blue jeans.
Mar. 17 Dundonald Drive, Stonebridge: Shortly before 6 a.m. on Saturday a lone male was
observed on security camera entering into a secured compound at a construction
site in the Stonebridge community.
Before police could arrive on scene the culprit made off with some stolen material
in a white Chevy Cavalier.
The security monitoring team from Toronto was able to capture the licence plate
number of the vehicle and described the culprit as a white male in his early 30’s,
slim build, 5’ 6” tall. He was wearing a white shirt and a dark coloured pair of
Mar. 13 Dundonald Drive, Stonebridge: A security guard from Toronto called police at
around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday after a culprit was spotted on surveillance cameras
entering into a secured construction compound in the Stonebridge community.
The caller stated that the male entered into the locked compound and walked off
with a roll of copper wire.
The culprit was described as a white male dressed in a light coloured hoodie and
Police searched the area but were unable to find the copper thief.
Make the right Call:
To reach the Rideau/Goulbourn Community Police Centre call 613-236-1222 ext. 2314.
The Centre is a “community problem-solving centre” and is responsible for the delivery of
the Ottawa Police crime prevention programs.
It is important to note that the Manotick CPC is not an emergency response centre and
that we do not dispatch cars to complaints or crimes in progress. When these situations
arise, it is important to know the numbers to call for an appropriate response:
911 – for life-threatening emergencies or crimes in progress;
613-230-6211 – other emergencies, i.e.: suspicious incident or disturbance;
613-236-1222, ext. 7300 – the O.P.S. call centre, to report a theft, missing person
or stolen vehicle; and
311 – for Bylaw Dispatch Services.
All of these numbers along with other useful information can be found in the red pages at
the front of your residential directory.
If you have any information regarding any criminal activity, call Crime Stoppers at 613-
233-TIPS (8477), or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
Finally, if you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should call police, or you cannot
remember the non-emergency numbers, call 9-1-1. The caring and professional 9-1-1 Call
Takers will steer you in the right direction.