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Posted On Thursday, November 21, 2019

CollisionThe new Neighbourhood Resource Team (NRT) nabbed a hit and run suspect with the help of Patrol and Traffic officers as well as members of the public.
They were working in Vanier at 12:30 pm Tuesday when a 911 call came in for a hit and run collision on Montreal Rd. A vehicle traveling westbound had turned suddenly in front of an eastbound car and the driver took off before police arrived.
The NRT, along with Traffic and Patrol officers, searched the area and located the...

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Posted On Friday, November 15, 2019

Senior Safety The Ottawa Police Service is encouraging families and care takers to reach out to their elderly loved ones and help them adopt safety measures to reduce the chance of becoming a victim of crime.
“Our senior population is more vulnerable to certain types of crime, like fraud and abuse,” says Sergeant Linda Leung, head of the Ottawa Police Elder Abuse Section. “They may not be online and therefore are not necessarily accessing the majority of information available...

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Posted On Tuesday, November 12, 2019

tacticalSometimes, people need help but they don’t know how to ask for it.
That’s exactly what happened on November 4, when a 59-year-old man called 911 to say he wanted to kill himself. And, because he added he would shoot any officers who came to his house, the OPS Tactical Unit was dispatched.
“These situations are always potentially dangerous because they’re unpredictable. For instance, we didn’t know if he was armed,” said the Tactical...

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Posted On Friday, November 08, 2019

2019-11-7 child found sleepingThis past weekend, officers did their best to bring kindness and compassion to a tragic situation. They were called to a home in the east end where a woman collapsed after knocking on a stranger’s door. When officers arrived, Constables Gurprit Dhaliwal, Cristian Malurica and Shawn Jones tried to resuscitate the woman; but sadly, she passed away from an apparent heart attack in hospital.
While one officer attended the hospital, the other two officers kept investigating...

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Posted On Wednesday, November 06, 2019

by Constable Linda Nethercott
I’m Constable Linda Nethercott and I work in the Missing Persons Section at Ottawa Police Service.
Missing persons cases can be understandably emotional; families and friends are worried about their loved one and concerned for their safety and well-being.
What is involved in an investigation? First of all, I want to clarify, you do not have to wait 24 hours to report someone missing.
It should also be noted that not all missing...

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