Update: Man charged following a series of Break and Enters in the Industrial Park area (East end)

Posted On Wednesday December 01, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:30 pm

(Ottawa) – On November 30th, 2021, the Ottawa Police Break and Enter Unit charged a man in relation to a series of Break and Enters that occurred in the Industrial Park area in the East end of the City. 

Between October 17th and November 15th, 2021, a man broke into several commercial properties for the purpose of committing thefts. The suspect was captured on video surveillance.

On November 8th, we had issued a release asking for the public’s assistance in order to identify the man. 

On November 29th, 2021, the Ottawa Police Break and Enter Unit, assisted by the Vanier Neighbourhood Resource Team (NRT), arrested a man matching the description of the suspect. Further investigation led to the recovery of some of the stolen property.

Jean-Luc LAROCQUE, 35 years old, of Saint-André-Avellin, Québec, was charged with the following Criminal Code offences: 

  • Breaking and Entering and Committing an Indictable Offence x6
  • Mischief under $5000
  • Possession of Break-in Instruments x4
  • Theft under $5000
  • Breach of Probation x8

He is scheduled to appear in court today. 

For further information on how to protect your house against break-ins, please consult our website.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents are asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Break and Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 4533. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.   

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CONTACT:

Media Relations Section                  

Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5366

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 8, 2021        3:10pm 

Public Assistance sought to identify break and enter suspect

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service is investigating three recent commercial break and enters in the St Laurent Blvd / Industrial Rd area and is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible.  

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, heavy-set build, with short brown hair and a distinct tattoo on his right hand.  He was wearing a blue jacket in one incident and in another incident, a white ball cap with lettering “Goat” across the front and a red jacket(see pictures).

Anyone with information regarding this break & enter, or any other break & enter, is asked to call the Ottawa Police’s Break & Enter Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 4533. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at crimestoppers.ca. 

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CONTACT: 

Ottawa Police Media Relations

Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5883