Cornwall, ON – A 32-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on November 22nd, 2013 and charged with breach of a non communication order for having communicated with someone he was not supposed to. It is alleged that on November 21st, 2013 the man contacted a 38-year-old woman despite being on conditions not to. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the man was arrested, charged and remained in custody for a bail hearing as he was already in custody. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.
Cornwall, ON – A 32-year-old Cornwall man was arrested on November 22nd, 2013 and charged with breaching his recognizance for having communicated with his 21-year-old ex-girlfriend despite being on conditions not to. On November 22nd, 2013 police attended a Seymour Street address in relation to a disturbance. Once on scene they found the man to be in the company of the woman that he was not to communicate with. He was taken into custody, charged accordingly and transported to police headquarters where he was held for a bail hearing. His name was not released as it might identify the victim in the matter.
THEFT UNDER $5000
Cornwall, ON – Kimberly Stephenson, 37 of Cornwall was arrested on November 23rd, 2013 and charged with theft under $5000, breach of probation and an undertaking for failing to keep the peace. It is alleged that on November 23rd, 2013 the woman attended a Ninth Street store and selected razors and a head band then paid for other items in her cart, however made no attempts to pay for the items she concealed. The Loss Prevention Officer stopped the woman as she exited the store and police were contacted. The woman was taken into custody and charged accordingly. She was then transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.
Cornwall, ON – John Laffin, 50 of Cornwall was arrested on November 24th, 2013 on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged that the man failed to attend court on November 7th, 2013 and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On November 24th, 2013 police conducted a traffic stop and found the man to be a passenger in the motor vehicle. He was taken into custody, transported to police headquarters and held for a bail hearing.
Cornwall, ON – Richard Barbe, 55 of Cornwall was arrested on November 24th, 2013 and charged with threats. It is alleged that on November 24th, 2013 the man was angry over a Face Book message and threatened to kill a 29-year-old man all the while holding a knife. Police were contacted and an investigation ensued. During their investigation the man was taken into custody, charged accordingly and released with a court date of December 17th, 2013.
Ottawa Police Service
Join us for a celebration of Chanukah on November 28th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 22, 2013 1:08 pm
(Ottawa)—In partnership with the Chabad of Centrepointe, the Ottawa Police Service will celebrate Chanukah by displaying and lighting a Menorah at the 474 Elgin Street police station, on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 4:00p.m.
The Menorah is a symbol of Chanukah and will be on display for the remainder of the festival. Light refreshments and cake will be served. Members of the community and media are cordially invited to attend.
Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish Holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE, Chanukah is observed for eight days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.
The festival also commemorates the “miracle of the container of oil”. According to the Talmud, at the re-dedication following the victory of the Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire, there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days, which was the length of time it took to press, prepare and consecrate fresh olive oil.
The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a very special candelabrum, the eight-branched Menorah or Hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. An extra light called a ‘Shamash’ is also lit each night for the purpose of lighting the others, and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest.
For more information, please visit www.chabadcentrepointe.com/chanukah
Ottawa Police Prostitution « John » Sweep in Vanier
(Ottawa) — In an ongoing effort to deal with community-identified prostitution and prostitution-related problems, the Ottawa Police Service conducted a prostitution John sweep in Vanier on November 20 and 21, 2013.
A total of 18 John/Males were arrested. 10 of these males qualified to attend the Pre-charge Diversion Program, which includes attending “John” School. “John School” is a project that applies a restorative justice approach to the effects of prostitution within our communities and focuses on education.
The remaining eight were charged with a variety of offenses including communicating for the purpose of prostitution, mischief, offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act, breach of conditions from a previous judiciary release. A total of 15 criminal charges were laid.
Ottawa Police seeks assistance in solving a violent swarming
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 22, 2013 9:45 am
(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in solving the violent robbery of a delivery driver.
On November 19, 2013, at approximately 7:45 pm, a driver attempted to make a food delivery along the 100 block of Ritchie Street. When the driver arrived at the unit, he learned the occupants had not placed a food order. He was then approached by two suspects, who made a demand for money. The victim attempted to flee but was chased down and assaulted. The victim suffered serious injuries including broken facial bones. He has since been released from hospital.
At this time, suspect descriptions are limited. The Robbery Unit is seeking to identify two suspects:
#1-Caucasian male, 5-4″(163 cm), medium-“thick” build, wearing a black hooded top and dark jeans
#2-Caucasian male of darker complexion or of middle eastern descent, 5’9″ (175 cm), thin build
A release was issued October 3, 2013 with respect to the violent robbery of a delivery driver on Farrow Street. Investigators are exploring the possibility of a linkage between the two incidents.
Anyone with information with respect to this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222 ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
Male Arrested with Loaded Handgun
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 22, 2013 2:10 am
(Ottawa) – On Thursday the 21st of November 2013 at approximately 10:30 PM, members of the Ottawa Police Neighbourhood Office – Central Division arrested a male for communicating for the purpose of prostitution in the area of Gladstone Avenue at Bell Street. As the result of this arrest, officers located and seized a 22-calibre Phoenix Arms handgun. The handgun was loaded at the time of seizure. The driver, an Ottawa man, was identified as John BABIN (44 years) and is charged with the following criminal offences:
CC 86(1) – USE/HANDLE/STORE FIREARM, ETC. CARELESSLY
CC 88(1) – POSSESS WEAPON, ETC./DANGEROUS TO PUBLIC PEACE
CC 91(1) – UNLICENCED PERSON POSSESS UNREGISTERED FIREARM
CC 92(1) – POSSESS FIREARM KNOWING NO AUTHORITY
CC 94(1) – OCCUPY MOTOR VEHICLE WITH FIREARM
CC 95(1) – POSSESS LOADED REGULATED FIREARM
CC 96(1) – POSSESS FIREARM, ETC. OBTAINED BY CRIME
CC 213(1)(c) – COMMUNICATE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROSTITUTION
CC 430(1)(d) – MISCHIEF – DID WILLFULLY INTERFERE WITH LAWFUL USE AND ENJOYMENT OF PROPERTY
BABIN was held in custody to appear in a Show Cause hearing. The Guns and Gangs Section continues the investigation.