OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE
Weekly Activity Update: Feb. 12/12 to Feb. 18/12
Patrol Officers in the Rideau/Goulbourn area responded to 48 general calls for
service from the public for the reporting period of Feb. 12th to Feb. 18th. From these
calls for service the following is a partial breakdown of incidents by Community:
Stonebridge: 1 Mischief, 1 Theft-fr-Veh.
North Gower: 1 Accident1, 1 Fire
Richmond: 1 Suspicious, 1 Theft
Donnelly: 1 Suspicious
Manotick: 1 Attention
Kars: 1 Suspicious
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 MANOTICK COMMUNITY. Please take note that the Manotick
Community Police Centre is in the midst of moving and will be closing its doors at
1131 Clapp Lane on Feb. 29. At this present time officials continue to work on
identifying a CPC office and an official announcement is expected in the near
During this transition phase community policing services will still be available by
calling 613-236-1222 ext. 2314 and leaving a message in the Manotick CPC voice
GOOGLE OVER DEER. Just in case you didn’t hear, the deer collision counter can
now be found on the Manotick Neighbourhood Watch website. Enter the following
URL into your Internet browser’s address bar and hit the enter key to start grazing:
www.manotickneighbourhoodwatch.com/deer — If you have any thoughts, ideas,
comments or suggestions we love to hear from you.
For week seven rural west Ottawa reported in three more deer collisions from the
West Carleton ward. If you were wondering, this time last year West Carleton
reported in a total of nineteen deer collisions while Rideau-Goulbourn reported in
a total of five.
So, the score now stands at 17 to 3 in favor of Rideau-Goulbourn.
Feb. 21 Church Street, North Gower: Police responded to a report of a two vehicle accident
in North Gower at around 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
The investigation reported that a garbage truck struck the right side of a passing
car as the operator attempted to execute a left hand turn onto Carolin Court from
On conclusion of the investigation the operator of the commercial vehicle was
charged under the Highway Traffic Act for failing to ensure that it was safe to put
the truck into motion from a stopped position.
Break and Enter:
Feb. 16 3400 section of Donnelly Drive, Rideau-Goulbourn: An early morning break and
enter was unexpectedly cut short when three unidentified culprits were caught off
guard by the sudden appearance of the homeowner and scared off.
The culprits, who were described as white males between the ages of 18-20 years,
entered into the house through a locked garage door. A glass window pane on the
door was smashed in with an unknown object and once inside the culprits had
unfettered access to the main living section of the house.
It is suspected that the culprits choose this particular house because of its isolated
location and unoccupied appearance. At the time the vehicle and driveway were
covered in snow and the interior of the house gave the appearance that it was
uninhabited as it was undergoing renovation and the owner was living in the
As the culprits scurried about the house in search of items to steal one suspect who
ventured into the basement met face to face with the homeowner who awoke to the
strange noises and made a sudden appeared from out behind a makeshift curtain.
As the culprits made a hasty retreated from the house they took with them a
wooden guitar, a wallet, a digital camera and some loose change.
Feb. 13 Church Street, North Gower: Emergency services were dispatched to North Gower
at around 4 p.m. on Monday for a report of a house fire.
Very little information was available on the call other than the firefighters from
station 83 making short work of the fire.
Feb. 12 Ashbourne Crescent, Stonebridge: A complainant reported that two vehicles
belonging to the same household were vandalized by a suspect sometime before
2:30 a.m. on Sun., Feb. 12.
The complainant stated that derogatory messages were spray painted on the
vehicles and on the front steps.
Feb. 14 6117 Perth Street, Richmond: In the early evening hours on Tue., Feb. 14, an
unidentified male was scared off from the curling club when he was challenged by
an employee who recognized him as the same individual from Monday’s theft
The employee told police that she spotted the male entering the club at around
9:30 p.m. and immediately proceeded to follow him. When the male noticed that
he was being followed he turned and ran outside.
As the employee followed in close pursuit she watched the male enter into a black
4-dr car, possibly a Mazda 3 with Ontario licence BPMA, and drive off.
The male was described as having brown hair and blue eyes, and was wearing a
light blue shirt.
Feb. 15 Dorack Drive, Kars: While out for a stroll with her dog a walker happened upon a
makeshift fort that caused her some concern.
The walker indicated that the fort is located behind the Rideau Valley Middle
School and that a large hole that is boarded over is located beside it.
A few years ago a fairly large fort was discovered in roughly the same area and was
dismantled by the community. Inside of the old fort were numerous stolen items
taken from the neighbourhood.
Feb. 18 Donnelly Drive, Rideau-Goulbourn: A passerby reported into police an unusual
event that she felt needed to be investigated.
While out and about in the community at around noon on Saturday the passerby
noticed a maroon coloured Hylander parked at the side of Donnelly Dr. near
Fairmile Rd. Causing her concern were the combination of several oddities: the
vehicle was unoccupied, there were tracks leading into the woods, a pair of boot
covers were discarded onto the ground in front of the vehicle, and her callouts for a
response went unanswered.
Police checked the area a short time later but the vehicle was nowhere to be found.
Feb. 13 6117 Perth Street, Richmond: The Richmond Curling Club reported a theft incident
that occurred sometime between 6 and 8 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 13.
The complainant stated that an unidentified culprit entered into the men’s locker
room and stolen three sets of car keys and some cash from at least two wallets.
The wallets were later found stashed on top of the toilet stall with only the cash
missing and the car keys were located in the corresponding vehicles.
At this time nothing has been reported stolen from the vehicles.
The complainant noted that between 7:30 and 8 p.m. an unidentified male entered
into the men’s locker room. He was described as a white male, 17-19 yrs-of-age
with dark hair, and was wearing a black jacket.
If you are a victim of crime, then report it to police—do not allow crime to slip
through the cracks of silence.
See the suspicious incident report above.
Theft from Vehicle:
Feb. 13 Calderwood Way, Stonebridge: Sometime during the overnight hours on Sun., Feb.
12 an unidentified culprit entered into an unlocked vehicle but did not disturb
Even though nothing was stolen from the vehicle the complainant want to inform
the police that someone had been lurking around in the darkness.
Make the right Call:
The Rideau/Goulbourn Police Centre is located at 1131 Clapp Lane in Manotick and can
be reached at 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.