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Our neighbourhood watch volunteer Sarah has forwarded a few crime and missing person items that may be of interest:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service is asking for assistance in locating Jon Moberly, 50 years old, of Ottawa. His family is concerned for his well-being.

Moberly has been missing since the 30th of March 2015, and was last seen in Westboro. He is white, 6’2” (188 cm) and weighs 240 lbs(109 kg). He has short black hair, brown eyes and a dark moustache. He wears glasses and is clean shaven (See picture attached). He was last seen wearing a black Gore-tex fleece lined zip-up jacket, black “Keen” winter hiking boots, and had winter gloves in his pockets. He is believed to be driving his tan 2007 Dodge 4 door car, with Ontario licence plates BDSM614.

If you know where Moberly currently is, please immediately contact Ottawa Police Dispatch at 613-230-6211. If you have information that could assist investigators, but do not know where he is currently, please contact the Missing Persons Unit 613-236-1222 x 2355 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, daily.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ottawa – The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on school zone safety and cycling safety during the month of April.

School Bus / School Zone Safety:

Between 2009 and 2013, there were 29 collisions resulting in 5 injuries involving school buses or occurring in school zones.

Cycling Safety

Between 2009 and 2013, there were 1568 collisions involving cyclists with 1245 injuries and 15 fatalities.

The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading community partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment.

Also participating in the Safer Roads Ottawa Program are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sureté du Québec, Department of National Defence’s Military Police and Gatineau Police Service to improve road safety for all residents of the national capital region.

Ottawa residents have identified traffic safety as a top priority. The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is committed to using available resources to make Ottawa roads safer for residents.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10:45 am

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is investigating a retail robbery and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspects responsible.

On March 26, 2015, a lone male suspect entered a retail store situated along the 100 block of Rideau Street. Two persons had arrived by cab and one entered the premise. Inside, that suspect produced a handgun and made a demand for valuables. When the storeowner did not immediately respond, he was struck by the suspect with the handgun. The suspect fled the premise with personal property belonging to the victim. The suspect fled to the waiting cab. The victim required medical treatment afterward for minor injuries.

The Robbery Unit is seeking to identify the two occupants of the cab. The primary suspect in the robbery is described as being a black male, approximately 5’9″(175 cm). He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey jogging pants, black running shoes, white gloves and a white balaclava or similar.

The second person of interest, who remained in the cab, is also being sought by investigators. He is described as being a black male (images attached.)

Anyone with information with respect to this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Ottawa Police 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 iOS app.

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