Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-09-21

This week’s topics:

  • Stolen bicycle – Keep garage locked.
  • Enforcement in school zones – Lots of speeding tickets.
  • Officers save man’s life – Heart attack.

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

– Alex

—– Forwarded Message —–
Subject: Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for September 21, 2020
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:45:56 -0400
From: Darren Joseph <>

1.  Stolen bicycle

A resident living on Java Street reports that a mountain bike was stolen recently from a closed but not locked garage. It’s a good plan to keep your garage locked at all times when not in use. Also, consider registering your bicycle(s) with the 529 Garage program through the Ottawa Police Service. Check the OPS web site for details.

2.  Enforcement in school zones

This past week, the Ottawa Police’s Traffic Unit, along with Frontline and Neighbourhood Resource Team Officers, conducted enforcement in school zones, resulting in the ticketing of 126 speeders, 10 drivers who failed to stop at a stop sign, and issued four tickets for school bus infractions.

This morning, a school bus driver was caught speeding, at 59 km/h in a 40 km/h zone near Jeanne D’Arc Blvd.

Drivers are reminded to remain vigilant before and after school and in school zones.

For more road safety tips, go to Back to School Safety.

3.  Officers save man’s life

On September 18, frontline officers responded to a call for service concerning an unconscious man in a gym in the 100 block of Argyle Avenue.

When two constables arrived on scene, they were directed to a man who was on the floor, with a faint pulse, had deep shallow breathing and his lips were turning purple. One of the Officers, assisted by a gym staff member, engaged in CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation). The other Officer connected an EAD (Automated External Defibrillator) to the 39 year old man.

The man regained consciousness and was transported by Ottawa Paramedics to a local hospital for further care.

Police regularly respond to such urgent medical calls. They carry and are trained to perform CPR and operate the AED.

If you see someone in medical distress, please call 911. This call can possibly save a life.


Contact Cst. Darren Joseph directly at