Cops and Bloggers

Posted On Thursday, June 17, 2021

officers save man balcony croppedTrigger Warning: suicide
On June 9, police were called to a downtown apartment building shortly after 6 am about an injured man trying to harm himself.
Csts. Dan Jessop, Mark Talbot, Sydney Klager and Rachel Robinson arrived to find a man straddling the balcony and struggling with two people trying to hold on to him.
“Normally I would try to speak to a person in distress to get them to come back to safety on their own,” said Cst. Jessop, who’s been...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 15, 2021

senior elder fraudSome scams sound too good to be true with an easy-money windfall, others exploit your love for your family and then there are scammers who go after your honest nature and desire to help. That’s what happened earlier this month to a senior Ottawa resident, when he was asked to help his bank catch a credit card fraudster.
“Everyone thinks they won’t fall for a scam, but these people are incredibly convincing,” says Cst. Andrew Worth, who investigated...

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Posted On Friday, June 11, 2021

Police Communicator Celine MarchandA stroll turned scary for a 12-year-old girl on May 15 when she became lost in the woods in Kanata.
She used a disconnected cell phone to call 911.
Police Communicator Celine Marchand answered her call around 9 pm, when it was just getting dark. “A lot of people don’t realize a phone without a sim card can dial 911,” she said.
The girl was frightened and upset, but Celine, who was hired by Ottawa Police in January 2021 told her, “I won’t...

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Posted On Friday, May 28, 2021

Constable Kewei Xiao I grew up in Hunan Province, China. At the time, many families sent their children to study abroad. Canada was chosen by my parents with no specific reason. At the age of 17, I arrived in Canada and studied at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. 
Although I spoke English, everything was new to me. I liked Canada for the beauty of the geography, its large natural spaces and the nice people. After many years of studying and living here, I decided to stay. My...

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Posted On Wednesday, May 19, 2021

09-SAAM Twitter ENSexual assault is never your fault. The blame is always with the assailant, no matter the circumstances.
As a survivor of sexual assault, your medical and emotional needs are most important. There are supports in our community to help you recover and get you back to the person you were before this happened to you.
There is no ‘right’ way to get through the trauma of sexual assault. Each person must choose what is most comfortable for them. We want you to know...

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