Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-11-25

This week’s topics:

  • Dale Southwind missing.
  • Traffic stop race data reports.
  • Human Rights Learning Forum: From Recommendations to Action.
  • Help when you need it – It’s okay to ask for help.
  • Extra – Renovation Fraud.

If you’re interested in helping out, see our Neighbourhood Watch Page.

– Alex

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Subject: Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for November 25
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:03:36 -0500
From: Dawn Neilly <>

Attached is the Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for November 25, 2019. Please feel free to pass it along to anyone who might be interested in receiving it. Any comments, information or requests to be added to or deleted from the list may be sent to

To contact Cst. Dawn Neilly directly (west of O-Train, Line 2), please use or call 613-236-1222, ext. 5871.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin Extra

The Ottawa Police Service Organized Fraud Unit has charged an individual after a renovation / construction scam was reported to them.

Between November 2018 and June 2019 Linfra Developments Inc. fraudulently obtained funds in relation to renovation projects at various locations across the City of Ottawa. Funds were supposed to be used to pay for sub-contractors and materials at the project sites. However, this was not the case, as they were redirected for personal use. Over $250,000 was obtained.

Frank BARAKI, 34 years old, of Ottawa has been charged with 8 counts of Fraud exceeding $5000 and 1 count of obtain by false pretence exceeding $5000. BARAKI is scheduled to appear in court today, November 25, 2019.

The Ottawa Police is looking for assistance with possibly identifying additional victims of fraud in relation to Linfra Developments Inc. for the time frame of November 2018 to June 2019. If you have information that could assist the Ottawa Police Organized Fraud Unit please call 613-236-1222 ext. 7300 to make a report.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or
L’Unité des fraudes organisées du Service de police d’Ottawa vient d’inculper un individu relativement à une arnaque de rénovation et construction qui lui a été signalée.

Entre novembre 2018 et juin 2019, Linfra Developments Inc. obtint frauduleusement des fonds en lien à des projets de rénovation en divers lieux à travers Ottawa. Cet argent devait servir à rémunérer des sous-traitants et payer des matériaux sur les chantiers. Cependant, tel ne fut pas le cas, puisque l’argent fut détourné à des fins personnelles. Plus de 250 000$ furent obtenus ainsi.

Frank BARAKI, âgé de 34 ans et d’Ottawa, fut inculpé de huit chefs de fraude de plus de 5000$ et d’un chef d’obtention par faux semblant de biens – dépassant 5000$. BARAKI doit comparaître devant les tribunaux aujourd’hui, le 25 novembre 2019.

La Police d’Ottawa sollicite de l’aide en vue d’identifier d’autres victimes de fraudes perpétrées par Linfra Developments Inc. entre novembre 2018 et juin 2019. Si vous détenez des renseignements susceptibles d’être utiles à l’Unité des fraudes organisées de la Police d’Ottawa, merci d’en faire le signalement au 613-236-1222, poste 7300.

Vous pouvez fournir anonymement des renseignements par la voie d’Échec au crime en composant sans frais le 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) ou au