Category Archives: Neighbourhood Watch

Weekly bulletins from our neighbourhood police department.

Ground Floor Break-ins Notice

Subject: Fwd: Neighbourhood Watch Notice
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:33:07 -0400
From: Dawn Neilly <>

Please see attached.

1064 Wellington Street West
tel: 613-236-1222, ext 5287/5871

Neighbourhood Watch Notice

Attention Centertown area,

Over the past few weeks there have been several break and enters into ground and second floor apartments. The incidents have been occurring during the daytime and evening hours and the suspect(s) are entering the apartments through unlocked windows.

Nothing more specific than that at this point, please pass this on and be alert!
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-06-18

This week’s topics:

  • Thefts from vehicles – Including our neighbourhood recently.
  • Share the road – Cyclists can take the whole lane.
  • New OPS South Campus – Planning feedback event June 26.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-06-11

This week’s topics:

  • Looking for Mary-Ann Eaton.
  • Public consultation for OPS Strategic Plan – Future of policing.
  • Results of community safety initiative June 1 – 2 – The usual Byward Market troubles and open drinks.
  • STEP in June – Cycling and construction zones.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-05-28

This week’s topics:

  • Still looking for Mary Papatsie.
  • On-line threats against Carleton University.
  • Community safety initiatives – Byward Market and Downtown Rideau.
  • Crime Stoppers – 33 years in Ottawa.

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Local Crime Rash

Several people have been reporting minor theft from cars in the neighbourhood. If it happens to you, feel free to warn other neighbours by contacting your Neighbourhood Watch block captain, sending a message to the webmaster, or by posting on the neighbourhood Facebook group. If this gets bad enough, the Neighbourhood Watch can arrange for an education meeting about theft prevention. Though is a good place to start (hmmm, there’s a section on what to do if your vehicle is broken into).

Please also let our local constable Dawn Neilly know so that even if they can’t catch the thieves, they can track the kind and locations of the crimes.

Here’s a report from one of our neighbours about an event on the wee hours of May 17:

Just wanted to report that my car at xxx Cowley was broken into last night at around 2:45 AM. Nothing was stolen but the 2 culprits (both wearing black hoodies, one in beige pants) were heading North down the last block of Cowley towards the Ottawa River. During my drive around, I noted a few other cars around the neighbourhood with their doors ajar, or dome lights on so this may not be the only notification you receive.

Then there was a post last night (May 19) on the Facebook group about sunglasses being stolen overnight from a car, leaving the interior light on and door ajar. Car reportedly was locked. There’s another report of small change being stolen. Someone noted that baby gear is never stolen, so we can rule out desperate mothers as the thief :-).

– Alex

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-05-14

This week’s topics:

  • Emergency preparedness – Supplies and planning, with stories.
  • Drug advisory – Purple putty mixed maybe with Fentanyl.
  • Avoid break and enters – Warm weather and unsecured sheds.
  • Police Week 2018 – This year’s theme is community partnerships.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-04-30

This week’s topics:

  • Looking for Marie Wegelin – Missing person on Carling.

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