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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 11:40 am

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (SACA) Section has charged an Ottawa man following an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault.

In November 2014, an adult female reported to Ottawa Police that she was assaulted in her home by a male working as a door to door salesman. The incident occurred in October 2008, in an apartment located near Merivale Road and Kirkwood Avenue. There are no further details released in order to protect the identity of the victim.

Dodji Serge WILSON, 39 years old, of Ottawa is charged with Sexual Assault, Assault, Forcible Confinement, Criminal Harassment and Possession of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to appear in court today.

SACA investigators are concerned that there could be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.

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CONTACT:
Media Relations Office
Tel. 613-236-1222, ext. 5366

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 1:10pm

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service Break and Enter Unit is seeking public assistance to identify a male suspect following a Break and Enter at a residence on Russell Avenue and releasing video footage.

After 2:00pm on May 7th 2015, the suspect male entered a residential unit and committed a Break and Enter.

The male is described as a black male in his early 20’s, medium build weighing 140-160lbs (64 – 73 kg). He was wearing a dark hat, camouflage tank top, blue jeans and Nike shoes.

Anyone with information in relation to this investigation is asked to contact Det. Shane Henderson from the Ottawa Police Central District Break and Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 4533. 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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CONTACT:
Media Relations Section
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5366

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 8:10 am

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

On May 11, 2015, at approximately 2:35 pm, a lone male entered a convenience store situated along the 0-100 block of Jolliet Street. The male was brandishing a large kitchen knife as he entered. The suspect demanded money. The suspect fled the premise with an undisclosed quantity of cash. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, 20-25 years, stocky build, bald or hair is cut to the skin. He was wearing a Halloween style mask in the form of a white cat, and a black Nike winter coat.

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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CONTACT:
S/Sgt. Michael Haarbosch
Robbery Unit
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5445

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Ottawa – The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on impaired driving and construction zones during the month of June.

Impaired Driving:

Between 2009 and 2013, there were 1703 collisions resulting in 726 injuries and 24 fatalities.

Construction Zones

In Ottawa, between 2007 and 2011, 981 collisions occurred in construction zones resulting in 212 injuries, nine of which were serious. Four construction workers were actually struck and injured on the job by a motorist.

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 more information:

Ottawa Police Media Relations
613-236-1222 ext. 5366

Gatineau Police Media Relations
819-243-2345 ext. 7666

City of Ottawa Media Relations
613-580-2450

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