Attempted Break-in in the Community
We have been informed of an attempted break-in which occurred in our community a couple of weeks ago. The homeowners were out for the day, and the vandals attempted entry through a sliding glass door at the rear of the house. The handle of the door was damaged.
We are alerting homeowners of this issue and hope that it will be timely reminder to be vigilant with home security.
The following incident occurred on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at approximately 5:40 p.m. and was reported to the Homeowners’ Association. It was described by our community member as follows :
“ My husband and I were walking up Upton Road from Rideau Valley Dr. N. with our daughter in the stroller. Our friends who live on Upton were on the opposite side of the road heading west towards us. Our 6-year-old son biked the short distance ahead to meet them. We were at approximately 1274 Upton Rd when a van approached from the East and an older woman with curly hair in a dark blue or black VW Golf hatchback approached from the West. The van saw us and the other car approaching and had stopped completely before reaching our friends. We heard the VW Golf revving up before we even saw it. It was speeding so fast that we had no time to react to get our son to the side of the road. She had to have been going 60km/hr. The VW screeched to a stop two feet in front of our 6-year-old on his bike and my friend with her 3 young children. If we had not dressed him in bright orange, she probably would have hit him. We got our son out of the way and without rolling down her window or acknowledging anything, she took off down Upton and turned right onto Aston Rd. The van rolled down their window to make sure we were ok and then continued on. What can be done about the speeding in our neighborhood? I have filed a police report but we were in shock so did not get a license plate. If I see her again, I will update the report with her plate number. Most cars slow right down when they see us, tonight was too close for us. “
If you see this vehicle or witness an incident involving a speeding or suspicious vehicle, you are strongly encouraged to report it to Ottawa Police Services. The Ottawa Police do investigate ALL reports including speeding vehicles.
A report can only be made by the individual who witnessed the incident – the CGYHA Executive cannot submit a report on behalf of anyone.
The number to call is (613) 236-1222 ext.7300 (to report a theft, missing person, speeding vehicles) OR to file an online report with the Ottawa Police Service click here.
In the interests of safety, the Carleton Golf and Yacht Club Homeowners’ Association encourages residents to “Keep It To 40 km/h” and to ask that their visitors do the same.Did you know that:
- 5 per cent of pedestrians die when struck by a vehicle at 32 km/h?
- Fatalities increase to 85 per cent at only 64 km/h?
The CGYHA receives many complaints about speeding within our community, particularly on Upton Road and Fairway Drive.
We need your help!
What Can You Do To Help?
- Keep your speed within our community to the posted 40km/h;
- Encourage your neighbours, visitors and service providers to keep it to 40km/h;
- Report speeders to the Ottawa Police Service.
There are two ways to report speeders to the OPS:
- By calling the non-emergency line at: 613-236-1222, ext. 7300
- Via online reporting: ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Online-Reporting.asp
- make/model/colour of car
- any identifying features (company logo, personalized licence plate)
- licence plate # (or partial)
- any details about the driver (gender, colour of hair)
- date and approximate time and location, direction vehicle was travelling, noting outside what specific address, if possible.
The Manotick Village Community Association has launched a campaign to keep the speed limit to 40 km/h in the village.The impetus behind this initiative, even though the posted speed limit in the Village is currently 50 km/h, is to improve safety.
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY
- A resident of Bunker Road reported that, two nights ago, someone entered and stole items from his garage, The garage was closed, however, unlocked. No sightings were reported.
- Belongings have also been reported stolen from unlocked vehicles.
To protect your personal property, please remember to lock your vehicles and doors.
Report any suspicious activity and/or persons on your property to Ottawa Police by telephone at (613)236-1222 ext.7300 or on-line at ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Online-Reporting.asp
PROTECT YOURSELF & YOUR PETS
- As the days get shorter, darkness falls earlier and neighbours who walk in the evening become less visible to drivers.
To protect yourself, your pets and drivers on the road, please wear something that is brightly coloured. Consider wearing a reflective garment and/or light for you and your pet.
Drivers: please observe the posted speed limit in our community