Possibly Malicious Window Damage

Subject: Champlain Park – re: malicious damage to property
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:54:37 -0400
From: Sarah Livermore <>


Could you please put this out to our community members. I have anonymized the sender. However, this kind of property damage is really dangerous and if anyone knows anything she or he can contact me or Const. Dawn Neilly at the Hintonburg Community Centre.

Thank you.


Sarah Livermore, B.A. (Hons.), M.A.

Subject: malicious damage to property
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:06:58 -0400

Sarah Livermore
Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator
& Michael Cheng
Block Captain, Carleton Av.
Champlain Park

Hi Sarah,
This is just a note to let you know that my home has been the victim of malicious damage to our front bay-window.
Since we did not hear it happen – it may have happened when we were not at home – we do not know exactly when it happened. We think the damage was caused sometime in the early weeks of August this year. Our south facing window was attacked by some form of projectile that left a 1/2 inch hole in the outer pane of our thermopane bay-window. The window itself faces the street and measures 37″ wide by 49″ high. The hole is about 2 inches from the top and about 13 1/2 inches from the left (west) side.
Since the projectile did not penetrate the inner pane of glass, we surmise that it was not caused by a bullet. We think more likely that it was caused by the pellet from some form of air gun, though we cannot be sure. In either case, the damage will necessitate the complete replacement of the window which will amount to several hundred dollars.
The incident has been reported to Const. Dawn Neilly at the local Community Police Centre (Report number 15-208693). We are concerned that it may have been caused by one of the youth that live in Champlain Park. Hopefully, this kind of damage has not been perpetrated on any other home in our community.
We would be grateful if you would pass on this information to residents of our community through the Champlain Park website so that other residents can be informed of the incident. Someone, somewhere may have knowledge of who may have been responsible. If anyone has information that could help identify the perpetrator I would be grateful if they would contact us or the Community Police Centre at 613-236-1222, ext. 5871.

3 responses to “Possibly Malicious Window Damage

  1. Alexander Davidson

    This is naturally of concern. But you didn’t by any stretch anonymize the sender.

  2. Alexander Davidson

    Sorry, actually, you did anonymize the victim, but I’m sure people in the neighborhood can figure out whose window was damaged. When I was involved with a different neighborhood watch, some time ago, the parents of the youths involved were in incredible denial and concluded their good-family kids (sons of lawyers and doctors) were being unfairly criticized by neighbours. That the kids were identified as committing crimes didn’t impress the parents. Denial reigned supreme. I think this sort of post is important. Only if people know what is happening and how it impacts local residents can people respond.

  3. wow this exact thing happened at my house last year. I didn’t report it for other reasons.