Man facing sex assault charge who was ‘erroneously’ released from Ottawa jail back in custody

A 22-year-old man charged with sexual assault and assault who was “erroneously released” from an Ottawa jail is now back in custody, officials say. “An arrest warrant was executed today and Brendon Spurrell, wanted for sexual offences, was taken into…

Man charged in July 2019 Orléans collision that killed 13-year-old cyclist

Posted January 17, 2020 10:03 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Months after a vehicle struck and killed a 13-year-old boy riding his bike on an east-end road, Ottawa police say…

Noise complaint leads to seizure of 3 long guns from Ottawa apartment: police

Posted January 16, 2020 4:05 pm Updated January 16, 2020 6:23 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A noise complaint about an Alta Vista apartment earlier this week concluded with the…

Wanted man should not have been released from custody, Ottawa police say

A 22-year-old man facing charges of assault and sexual assault should not have been released from custody earlier this week, Ottawa police say. Police are searching for Brendon Wayne Spurrell, who is wanted on a judge’s bench warrant and is…

2 teens facing charges after stolen car crashes in Barrhaven, Ottawa police say

Posted January 15, 2020 1:17 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ottawa police say they were quickly able to retrieve a stolen car Wednesday morning after the teenage driver allegedly refused…

Man charged after allegedly stabbing sleeping man in Old Ottawa South

A man sought by police after allegedly stabbing a sleeping man in an Old Ottawa South business last week has been arrested and charged, Ottawa police say. Police reported on Thursday that a male suspect approached a 59-year-old man around…

Robbery suspect who threatened security guard with syringe sought by Ottawa police

Ottawa police say they need help identifying a robbery suspect who allegedly threatened to stab a loss prevention officer who tried to stop him from stealing perfumes from a downtown store in November. Police say the man they’re seeking entered…

Community police teams returning to 3 Ottawa neighbourhoods in 2020

Teams of neighbourhood police officers will be returning to the ByWard Market, Centretown and Bayshore neighbourhoods later this year, the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) announced on Tuesday. The ByWard Market and Lowertown area is getting its neighbourhood resource team (NRT)…

3 loaded handguns, 1 shotgun seized in 2 weekend incidents: Ottawa police

Posted January 13, 2020 10:34 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ottawa police say their guns and gangs unit seized four guns and made arrests in two separate incidents over the…

Police release video of 2 persons of interest in fatal downtown Ottawa shooting

Ottawa police need help identifying two people shown in a video clip running down Gilmour Street, where a fatal shooting took place on Wednesday, and investigators are pleading for more footage from that morning. The downtown shooting claimed the life…