Canada Day in Ottawa: 12 arrests and 50 criminal charges laid

Canada Day in Ottawa: 12 arrests and 50 criminal charges laid

The Ottawa Police Service had deployed a major Canada Day device (archives).

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) indicates making 12 arrests and laying 50 criminal charges during his five-day Canada Day operation.

From June 29 to July 3, the SPO had considerably increased its manpower in order to avoid any overflow. But that didn't stop the arrest of 12 people.

On June 29, a man causing a disturbance on Parliament Hill was notably arrested and returned to Toronto, where he had an outstanding warrant.

On Friday, four people were charged: one, during a police operation on 417 and Anderson Road, and three others for a choking incident at the National War Memorial. The first person charged faces charges of breaching a bail order and various provincial traffic offenses. The other three individuals are charged with assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, causing disorder, and assault by choking.

30 June, a choking incident took place at the National War Memorial and three people were charged (archives).

On Canada Day, a man was also charged, near the corner of Booth and Fleet streets, for carrying arms for a purpose dangerous to the public peace and breach of probation. An assault near the corner of George and Cumberland streets also led to the arrest of two people charged with assault with a weapon, carrying a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, carrying a concealed weapon, and breach of probation.

The next day, two people were arrested in the ByWard Market for multiple gun and drug offenses and a man was charged with multiple gun and drug offenses in Sandy Hill. /p>

Finally, on July 3, a woman was arrested for drunkenness on a public road near the intersection of Nicholas Street and Daly Avenue, after assaulting an officer by spitting in his face. Charges against her include causing a disturbance and assaulting a peace officer.

In their downtown operations report, police also state that four counts were also laid downtown under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

The OPS also adds that other investigations are underway into two cases of painting on public property in Strathcona Park as well as on Wellington Street.

The OPS notes that no major incidents have been reported elsewhere in the city.

In a statement released Tuesday, Ottawa police believe that thanks to careful planning, judicious deployment and strong intervention, the police were up to the challenges posed by this important event and several demonstrations, while Canada Day took on a special character this year, due to the return of in-person and larger celebrations.

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