Cops and Bloggers

Posted On Thursday, September 17, 2020

Operation #NoiseMakerWith Covid-19 restrictions, more people stayed home this summer, only to find their neighbourhoods disturbed by stunt driving and noisy mufflers.
“We heard from a lot of residents and quickly concluded this is a city-wide problem,” said Acting Inspector Marc-Andre Sheehy, who is responsible for the Ottawa Police Traffic Unit.
Police started an education, awareness and enforcement campaign called Project #NoiseMaker, bringing in partners from Ottawa Bylaw Services,...

Read More...

Posted On Thursday, September 03, 2020

Susanne-and-Michael *Warning some readers may find the following content about suicide disturbing.
In June 2019, Special Constables Michael Bednarek and Susanne Kelly were driving on Laurier Avenue when they were waved down by frantic pedestrians as a suicidal man had climbed over the railing of the bridge and began wrapping a extension cord around his neck, the other end of the cord had been tied to the bridge. 
Both Special Constables exited their work vehicle and ran toward the...

Read More...

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...

Read More...

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...

Read More...

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....

Read More...

Contact Us