Category Archives: Neighbourhood Watch

Weekly bulletins from our neighbourhood police department.

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-06-10

This week’s topics:

  • STEP in June – Speeding and Construction zones.
  • “Constable Scarecrow” – Cardboard (metal) cut-out of a local officer with a radar gun.
  • Community Equity Council – Police response to racist graffiti.

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Wolf Sighting

This is an advisory to raise awareness of a potential risk to smaller animals and maybe even children.

Description of a sighting on Saturday May 18 provided by a homeowner along Clearview Ave and Patricia Ave, which backs onto the Champlain Woods:

…you mentioned seeing a wolf-like creature in the NCC woods behind our property.
Any skepticism I may have had back then disappeared Saturday evening when [we] both saw what I’m almost certain was a wolf walking the fence line. Much larger and heavier than a coyote (which we often see at our golf club) and certainly not a dog. Perhaps a mix of some sort but definitely a predator from the way it moved through the brush.
The entire area back there is flooded right now and impassable to foot traffic but I wonder if we shouldn’t create some awareness of the risk to smaller animals and maybe even children?

If you happen to see a wolf or other danger, please email info to

P.S. Deer were seen in the woods last week. And years ago during a dry summer a family of black bears came across the river from the Gatineau Hills and wandered around Tunney’s Pasture. So we could easily see other wildlife in the neighbourhood.

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-05-13

This week’s topics:

  • Police Week 2019 – Several events this week.
  • Garage 529 app – Register your bike, get an alert when nearby bikes are stolen.
  • OPS supporting Ottawa charities – Snowsuit Fund and Operation Come Home.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-05-06

This week’s topics:

  • STEP in May – Motorcycle and pedestrian safety.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-04-29

This week’s topics:

  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Blitz – A third of inspections failed.
  • Disorderly conduct a target – Byward Market and similar places.

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Community Policing Forum Registration

From: PIA <>
Sent: Tue, Apr 23, 2019 2:40 pm
Subject: Ottawa Police Service Community Policing Forum Registration ~ Inscrivez-vous pour la forum sur la police communautaire service de police d’Ottawa

Dear Community Partner,

You are invited to join us for a full day Community Policing Forum; Building Trust Together.

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Package Thief Spotted

Subject: News from Ottawa Police Service / Les nouvelles du Service de police d’Ottawa
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:12:05 -0400
From: Dawn Neilly <>

1. On Monday, April 8th, 2019 at approximately 1:30 pm frontline officers responded to a vehicle in the area of Holland Avenue and Island Park Drive where its occupants were observed attending multiple residences stealing parcels left on their doorstep. Officers were able to locate and arrest a lone male who had numerous packages with none addressed to him.

Ottawa Police request the residents in the area bound by Scott Street, Carling Avenue, Holland Avenue and Preston Street who received notifications of delivered packages but where no packages were present to contact Ottawa Police Criminal Investigative Unit as they may have been recovered.
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