Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Crime Alert and Crime Reporting website

Please see www.crimereports.com and type in your address, or a nearby intersection, to get an accurate map of the crimes reported in the community.  The drop down boxes, allow you to select the date criteria and which types of offences you can see on the map. This tool is also an excellent way to examine one community or neighbourhood in relation to another.

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The Ottawa Police Service urges residents to protect their property by removing valuables from parked vehicles, locking and securing all doors and windows when left unattended. Since June 1st, 2013, an increase in reported thefts from vehicles has continued in concentrated areas- Approximately 100 reported incidents in Kanata South (primarily Bridlewood, Katimavik and Glen Cairn), 27 in Kanata North (Morgan’s Grant and Shirley’s Brook), and 22 in Stittsville (Fairwinds and Bryanston Gate).

Police have laid some related charges against different individuals. However, it is difficult to catch thieves in the act given that this is an extremely easy offence to commit, especially if vehicles are left unlocked with possessions inside.

West District Inspector Michael Rice stated that a number of individuals are believed responsible. He emphasized that residents need take preventative measures to safeguard their own property as the most effective approach given the ease and speed of these offences.

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