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Posted On Friday, July 31, 2020

A young man climbed over the guard rails of the Chaudiere Crossing on Tuesday morning, ‘because the voices in his head were telling him to jump’.
Police were called after a man was reported weaving in and out of traffic. Officers closed the bridge and Ottawa Police and Ottawa Fire Services positioned their boats under the bridge.
Sgt. Jason Riopel, who has been a police officer for thirteen years, was one of several officers on the scene.
Approaching the...

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Posted On Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Cst. Forgie demonstrates the two-wheel bunny hopThree brothers whose bikes were stolen a month ago have them back, thanks to an officer who stopped to chat with them.
On July 23, Ottawa Police Cst. Troy Forgie was patrolling on bike in the Bayshore area when a young resident showed him a ‘pop-a-wheelie’. When the boy challenged him to do one, Cst. Forgie showed him another trick he calls the ‘two-wheel bunny hop’ a jump with both tires off the ground at the same time. The boy was impressed, as were...

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Posted On Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Communications Centre staff who took the 9-1-1 callLast month, Ottawa Fire Services Sector Chief Bill Bell saved a woman after her car landed in the Ottawa River and she was unable to escape. In the fifteen minutes leading up to her rescue, Ottawa Police 911 Communications staff tried to locate the woman so they could send help, while racing against time as her car filled with water. This is that story.
OPS Communications clerk Victor Fuenmayor answered the call transferred from MRC des Collines at about 12:15 am on June 21....

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Posted On Thursday, July 23, 2020

Signal Amplifier - courtesy of Toronto Police FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 23, 2020   2:15pm  
(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service recently noticed a 42 Division of Toronto Police Service public advisory about a number of overnight vehicle thefts from driveways occurring in Toronto, where vehicles with a keyless entry system or FOB system are being targeted. 
In these most recent thefts, the thieves are using a signal amplification device.  
How this device works...

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Posted On Friday, July 17, 2020

Cst. Andrea Cohen ensured the safe return of six-week-old puppies to their motherIn a situation taken straight from 101 Dalmatians, OPS Cst. Andrea Cohen worked doggedly this past weekend to ensure the safe return of six-week-old puppies to their mother.
On July 11 at about 2 pm, she was dispatched to assist another agency with a dispute of ownership of the puppies and enforce an order for them to be returned to the owner of the mother dog. When Cst. Cohen arrived, the woman at the residence claimed the puppies weren’t there , even though she could...

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