Cops and Bloggers

Posted On Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A man walking with his dog got stuck in the mud last monthLast month, a man in his seventies who went for a walk with his dog and got stuck in the mud for several hours was found thanks to an alert birdwatcher.
Marcel Gahbauer gets out for a walk daily, but only visits Bruce Pit about once a month. That’s where he headed on August 13.
He was stopped on his way in by an officer who advised him they were searching for a missing man.
As Marcel goes out to see wildlife, he walks quietly and listens for their sounds rather...

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Posted On Friday, August 13, 2021

boy's legsAn alert Ottawa resident who called police when she saw something out of place ensured a wandering boy was found safe.
Chris was driving in the area of Bayshore Drive and Richmond Road on August 2 at about 3:05 am when she saw a boy walking aimlessly on the sidewalk. Looking around, she saw no adult with him.
She stopped, rolled down the window and called to him. The boy climbed over the metal rail and walked towards the mall. Chris works with children and she had a gut...

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Posted On Wednesday, August 11, 2021

generatorThe owners of Stoked food truck were happy to get their stolen generator back last month, and they are now believers about the importance of reporting crimes like thefts to police.
The generator was one of several items stolen from their storage shed in May. At the time, Sutton, one of the co-owners of the business, didn’t report it to police. “I figured there was no point. I didn’t have a serial number, nor a lot of confidence the police would do anything...

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Posted On Friday, August 06, 2021

tire You never expect a vehicle breakdown, but they happen anyway. On June 6, a woman had a tire blowout on the Nicholas Street off-ramp of the Queensway. She had a young child in the car with her, temperatures were sweltering, and the woman didn’t know how to change the tire. She also didn’t want to bother police with her problem.
Fortunately, Cst. Falyn Day was driving past and she stopped to help. “The car was in a dangerous spot, for the woman and her child...

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Posted On Tuesday, July 20, 2021

18-169_TCL_038 The 911 Communications Centre is staffed 24/7 with highly trained and dedicated people to help you when you need it most. Our police communicators are the first person you speak to when you have an emergency or need a police officer. Here’s an inside look at what they do.
Wednesday,  June 2 3, 2 021 from 4 pm to 7 pm
In this three-hour period, staff answered 86 calls for police on the non-emergency number and managed 166 calls to 911, generating 162...

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