Category Archives: Neighbourhood Watch

Weekly bulletins from our neighbourhood police department.

Neighbourhood Watch Extra for 2018-08-10

Subject: New warning about “distraction” fraud and thefts in Ottawa / Nouvelle mis en garde concernant vols et fraude par “détournement d’attention” à Ottawa
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:47:55 -0400
From: Dawn Neilly <wellingtoncpc@gmail.com>

The Ottawa Police Service would like to warn the public about a recent series of distraction thefts, frauds and robberies that have occurred in Ottawa and other cities across Ontario.

The suspects approach victims on the side of the road, parking lots, or outside their homes under the pretence of asking for assistance, either with directions or help. The suspects then distract, fraudulently scam, and/or forcefully remove the victim’s jewellery, depending on the circumstances. Victims are left with either worthless jewellery or no jewellery at all.
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin Extra for 2018-08-08

Subject: Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin extra
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 16:24:17 -0400
From: Dawn Neilly <wellingtoncpc@gmail.com>

A timely call to 911 on Monday morning led Frontline patrol officers, with the help of a canine tracker to arrest a man breaking into parked vehicles in the Old Irving Place area.
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-08-07

This week’s topics:

  • STEP in August – Pedestrian safety and roundabouts.
  • New Deputy Chief – Uday Jaswal.
  • Arrest in Westboro – Break-in at 1200 block of Wellington (at Holland plus or minus several blocks).

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-07-30

This week’s topics:

  • Bitcoin scam – Blackmail of porn viewers.
  • Maryssa Smith is missing.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-07-23

This week’s topics:

  • Public Opinion Research Survey extended to August 6.
  • Gold fraud – Jewellery in exchange for gas money.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-07-16

This week’s topics:

  • Scam targeting Chinese community (updated: news release also in Mandarin).
  • Creation of Community Equity Council.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-07-09

This week’s topics:

  • Scam targeting Chinese community – Mandarin spam phone calls and devious double profit con.
  • STEP in July – Impaired driving and red light running.
  • Public input sought on policing services.
  • Operation Access – Emergency access to buildings.
  • 2018 OPS Gala beneficiaries – OSEG & GCTC.

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