Vehicle theif charged with four attempts

Ottawa man charged with four incidents of Thefts from vehicles

OTTAWA – A stalker of unlocked vehicles has been charged with four counts of robbery.

Early yesterday (April 9), frontline officers arrested a male wanted for numerous thefts from inside vehicles in the east end of Ottawa.

Frontline Directorate (FLD) officers set up in an area where thefts from vehicles were high. K9 officers did a proactive search and located the male suspect inside a vehicle in the 3000 block of St. Joseph Blvd.

He was arrested without incident after a foot pursuit involving K9 Trix.

The East Criminal Investigation Unit charged Adam Randall David Reid, 30-years-old of Ottawa with:
•       Four counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
•       Four counts of Failure to comply with a Recognizance
•       11 counts of Fraud or Attempted Fraud
•       11 counts of Use of a Credit Card obtained by an Offence
Reid was also wanted on numerous outstanding warrants. The investigation is ongoing and it is anticipated that more charges will be laid. He appeared at show cause court yesterday.

“This is a great example of proactive work by FLD officers and Canine Unit, who set up containment for a canine track and subsequently arrested a wanted suspect,” said Community Relations and Frontline Operations Supt. Joan McKenna. “Their efforts combined – aligned with the investigative work by Criminal Investigations – brought us to this result.”

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the East Criminal Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 3566. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.