Robin Street Neighbourhood Watch

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1954 - 2021

The Robin Street Neighbourhood Watch was created by the late, great Martin Tremblay. Still revered by the residents of Robin St, Martin was a quiet man with a big heart. This is his story.

Martin Tremblay lived and worked in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario his entire life. For the last 7 years of his life, Martin had been a resident of Robin Street with his family, including three children of his own.

Martin knew just how important it is to keep an eye on our children and on all of our surroundings, especially in today’s day and age.

With general crime steadily on the rise and petty theft skyrocketing, Martin decided it was time to do something in his own neighbourhood. Launching this neighbourhood watch was his way to reach other residents as well as parents in the area who want to work together to fortify our local community.

Whether you have children enrolled at St. Mary’s French Immersion Catholic school or if you are simply a concerned citizen who is interested in looking out for one another together, you have come to the right place.

leader of Robin St Martin
Robin St - Martin Tremblay

Martin had three children enrolled in school in Sault Ste. Marie. With the rise in crime in the surrounding area, Martin figured there is no better way to protect one another than by banding together to form a neighbourhood watch.

His intention in creating this neighbourhood watch is not to spy on neighbors or to create a localized police state. Instead, Martin was simply seeking to build a loyal bond and a sense of camaraderie among everyone in the local community.

Martin believed that if we get to know one another and stick together, that there is power in numbers, especially when it comes to protecting our children and our most vulnerable citizens.

The purpose of this neighbourhood watch is not only to protect, but also to inform local residents of how they can stay safe in their surroundings at all times. We strive to bring members of the community together, especially during tough times. By sticking together, we can help ward off criminals, prevent crime, and keep criminals from targeting our town and children.

With our neighbourhood watch, we work together to keep an eye out for petty thieves, suspicious passersby, and even violent criminals and thugs who find their way into our community.

Martin built this website to provide another platform to connect with those who are involved, especially during potential crimes and when immediate communication is necessary.

Martin wanted to create an online presence for our families to help other residents in the community, to help get to know more about the work we do, when we meet, and how they can get involved and take action themselves. Martin knew how challenging it can be to find local resources, especially when it comes to the safety and security of our children.

No. We realize that not everyone who lives in Sault Ste. Marie and near Robin Street is a parent, and that is okay. We are open to accepting residents of the nearby area and community so long as they have a positive standing within the community.

Anyone who is living in the area is welcome to apply to and join the neighbourhood watch to keep an eye on a range of crimes including crimes involving children, theft, robbery, and even property damage or violence.

Martin highly recommended joining the neighbourhood watch where you are the parent of a child or if you are simply interested in ensuring the privacy, safety, and protection of the community. Joining the neighbourhood watch provides numerous benefits, such as:

  • Receiving instant alerts whenever a crime or criminal is reported using our own internal systems and/or social media platforms
  • Staying informed of the latest developments in terms of crimes, tracking down criminals, and even identifying criminals and/or suspects
  • Get to know other members of the local community, including residents and even your own neighbors. Knowing our community can help us to keep our children safer and even more protected.
  • Learn more about the specific streets and areas of your own neighbourhood to get a better idea of which local spots are safest, and which should be avoided whenever possible
  • Discover the most crime-ridden areas in Sault Ste. Marie near and around Robin street, and keep track of surrounding areas where crime is also on the rise
  • Report sightings of vandalism, property damage, and theft to help community members to come together to beautify and repair local areas that have fallen on hard times
  • Keep track of potential criminals and suspicious individuals by communicating as a group

Sadly, in early 2021, the leader of Robin St Martin Tremblay fell victim to the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Martin contracted the virus while visiting family in Toronto, unfortunately deteriorating rapidly, never returning to Robin St. Martin is survived by his 3 beautiful children and wife Marie.