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Posted On Tuesday, December 22, 2020

hoopstars christmasStart small. Dream big. Spread kindness. 
What started as a modest holiday outreach initiative for the Ottawa Police Hoopstars, has grown into a city-wide celebration that this year raised $10,000 and will put a full Christmas feast on the tables of more than 100 families across Ottawa. 
In previous years, the Hoopstars would select one or two families around the holiday season and show up at their door with gifts and a food basket. This year, with the help of...

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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,...

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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...

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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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