Ottawa Police results from long weekend safety initiative

Special to WC Online

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Police continued its enforcement activities in the ByWard Market and Montreal Road areas, these past Friday and Saturday nights, as part of their ongoing community safety initiatives. They were accompanied by OC Transpo special constables.
The foot patrol-based enforcement initiatives are aimed at disruptive and illegal behaviours in key areas of the city and are being carried out regularly during the summer months.
Twenty-six Provincial Offence Notices including liquor offences, bylaw and offences under the Trespass to Property Act were issued by our team on Aug. 3 and 4. Several open liquor pour-outs were conducted and warnings issued for smoking marijuana. One man was arrested for fraud and two stolen bicycles were recovered.
Officers conducted walk-throughs of several local bars with agents from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, conducting compliance checks in accordance with The Liquor Licence Act. They also responded to complaints of fights, thefts and a medical call involving to what appeared to be alcohol intoxication.

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