Major Incidents

Last Updated: Friday December 19, 2014 8:11 AM

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14286192
Publish Date: Dec 19, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 19, 2014
Location: EASTBRIDGE BLVD and BRIDGE ST W, WATERLOO ON Canada

On Friday the 19th of December 2014 at approximately 3:13 a.m. a white Mercedes Benz SUV driven by a 27 yr. old Waterloo woman was northbound on Bridge St. W., Waterloo approaching the intersection of Eastbridge Blvd. At the same time a blue Subaru driven by 23 yr. old Kitchener man was southbound on Bridge St. W. approaching the same intersection. As the Mercedes approached the intersection it began to veer left into the southbound lane. The Subaru braked and skidded before being struck by the Mercedes. The Subaru spun to a stop before catching on fire. The Mercedes broke through two wooden barrier poles before coming to a stop on a public pathway. The driver of the Subaru and his passenger, a 57 yr. Waterloo man escaped the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames. The passenger had minor injuries and was taken to Grand River Hospital where he was treated and released. Police attended and investigated. The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.

MVC PROP. DAMAGE
Incident #: WA14285682
Publish Date: Dec 18, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 18, 2014
Location: HIGHLAND RD W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Thursday December 19th, 2014 at approximately 12:14 p.m. a motor vehicle collision occurred at 563 Highland Rd W in the City of Kitchener. A white SUV while reversing through the parking lot, struck a parked and unoccupied motor vehicle and then reversed into the Thrift Store causing damage to the building. There are no injuries as a result of the collision. The total damage is estimated at $30,000. There are no charges pending.

ASSAULT
Incident #: WA14284839
Publish Date: Dec 18, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 17, 2014
Location: VICTORIA ST N, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Wednesday December 17, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. police responded to a 9-1-1 call from 1175 Victoria Street North, Kitchener. A thirty-one year old Kitchener male was found with a single stab wound and transported to hospital where his injuries were determined to be non-life threatening. Investigators continue to interview witnesses in this matter and request anyone with infomation to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 ext 4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14285409
Publish Date: Dec 18, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 18, 2014
Location: UNION ST E, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On December 18, 2014 at approximately 3:53am two males approached a taxi cab while it was picking up a fare on Union St E in the city of Waterloo. The males attempted to rob the cab driver while pointing an object resembling a hand gun. The males were scared off and left the area before obtaining anything . Both males were last seen running down Union St E toward Lucan Ave. No one was injured in the incident. This matter is still under investigation and anyone with further information is asked to call Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477 or Waterloo Regional Police North Division Detectives at 519 650 8500 ext. 6397.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14270946
Publish Date: Dec 17, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 28, 2014
Location: REGINA ST N, WATERLOO, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate a number of residential break and enters in the area of Regina St. North and University Avenue in Waterloo and are appealing to the community for help in identifying the male seen in these photos. The male is described as dark skinned, 18-25 years, 5'8" to 5'11", black hair and beard and wears large eye glasses. In these incidents, the alleged thief entered through unlocked doors and removed property, mostly electronics. Police are reminding residents to ensure their doors are locked when not supervised. Anyone with information about the pictured male, is asked to call North Division at 519 650 8500 ext. 6340 or make an anonymous tip via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

PROP. (LOST AND FOUND)
Incident #: WA14283720
Publish Date: Dec 17, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 15, 2014
Location: COLUMBIA ST E, WATERLOO, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police are urging anyone who recently received a package purportedly from a Waterloo business and containing a brown paste-like substance to not use the contents. On Monday December 15, a recipient of this product contacted the owner of the business who in turn reported the suspicious product to police. The substance was contained inside a zip-lock bag with instructions advising that it is a facial cream. The package also contains a logo for Gina's Spa. Police have been advised that the product does not originate with Gina's Spa or is a promotion for that business. Similar packages were delivered to homes in the Beechwood West district of Waterloo on December 13th and 14th, 2014. At this time, police are aware of one resident who had applied the substance to their face which temporally dyed their skin. Waterloo Regional Police Service has not yet confirmed the nature of the substance and are asking residents not to use the product. At this time the investigation remains ongoing. Anyone who has received this product or who has information on how the product came into circulation is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police Service North Division at 519 650 8500 ext. 6397.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA14284428
Publish Date: Dec 17, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 16, 2014
Location: WEBER ST N and COLUMBIA ST E, WATERLOO ON Canada

On Friday, December 12, 2014 at approximately 6:00 pm, a Dodge Caravan driven by a Woolwich Township man was southbound on Weber St North in the city of Waterloo when an object struck the driver's side mirror causing damage. The object was believed to be a projectile such as a metal BB or small caliber bullet. No one was injured. Police are requesting anyone with information to call WRPS North Division at 519-650-8500 x6399 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

DRUGS
Incident #: WA14283810
Publish Date: Dec 16, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 15, 2014
Location: ERINBROOK DR, KITCHENER, ON

On the 15th of December 2014 around 11:00pm, a police were conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Bleams Road and Trillium Drive, in the city of Kitchener. The officer observed a white Chrysler motor vehicle, apparently driving in excess of the speed limit and conducted a vehicle stop as short distance away on Erinbrook Drive. While speaking to the driver the officer became suspicious about the presence of a controlled substance. After further investigation the officer located and seized quantities of marihuana and suspected ecstasy, a large knife and cash. A 19 year old Kitchener man has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance x2, Weapons Dangerous, and having open liquor. A 20 year old female from Kitchener has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance, Speeding, Drive with open liquor and driving with a blood alcohol concentration above zero. An 18 year old Kitchener male was also charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance and having open liquor. All 3 are scheduled to appear in court.

FIRE
Incident #: WA14284046
Publish Date: Dec 16, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 16, 2014
Location: KING ST N, WATERLOO, ON Canada

Approximately 10:15 a.m. on December 16, 2014, a lone employee was working in a business located in the food court of Conestoga Mall when a fire started in the area of the stove. Waterloo Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire and the mall was evacuated without incident. Normal mall business resumed after approximately one hour. No injuries were reported. Initial damage is estimated at $10,000 and the cause is being investigated by WFD Fire Prevention. The incident was confined to a single unit of the food court.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14204722
Publish Date: Dec 15, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 7, 2014
Location: UNIVERSITY AVE W, WATERLOO, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police have issued an arrest warrant for 51 year old Gerald NICHOLLS. NICHOLLS is accused of committing eight Break and Enters to offices at the University of Waterloo. Four incidents occurred in 2012 and another four happened in September 2014. NICHOLLS is also currently wanted by two other Ontario Police Services for similar Break and Enters. All of these Break and Enters involve University’s or College’s throughout Ontario. NICHOLLS is believed to be travelling between Ontario and Quebec and has targeted universities and colleges. Police are requesting the assistance of the public with any information that could lead to an arrest. Please call Waterloo Regional Police Detectives at 519-650-8500 ext 4406 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

MVC PROP. DAMAGE
Incident #: WA14282557
Publish Date: Dec 15, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 14, 2014
Location: GORDON ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On Sunday December 14, 2014 at approximately 2:45am, an unattended Mini Cooper motor vehicle rolled down Gordon Street, Cambridge crossing two lawns and striking a parked car in the driveway of 141 Gordon street . The vehicle continued, striking the wall of the garage at 145 Gordon St. Damage to the first vehicle is approximately $3000, $8000 to the second and $5000 to the residence. Anyone with any information regarding this incident please call 519-653-7700 extension 2299.

MVC FATALITY
Incident #: WA14282545
Publish Date: Dec 15, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 14, 2014
Location: FREDERICK ST, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On December 14 2014, at approximately 2;30 am, a 41 yr old Kitchener man was operating a 2013 Lexus on Frederick St in Kitchener. The passenger was a 49 yr old Kitchener woman and registered owner of the vehicle. The vehicle lost control, left the roadway struck a large tree, flipped onto its roof striking a residence landing on the front steps. The passenger suffered a fatal injury as a result of the collision. The driver was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries; treated and released. The driver was held for a bail hearing and is charged with Impaired Driving Causing Death and Dangerous Driving Causing Death. The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police Traffic Services at 519-653-7700 Ext 8792 or email traffic@wrps.on.ca

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14282764
Publish Date: Dec 15, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 14, 2014
Location: KING ST E, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On Sunday December 14, 2014 at approx. 12:27pm a lone male entered the Shoppers Drug Mart, at 1500 King St E, Cambridge and walked to the pharmacy counter. After demanding narcotics, he fled the store with a quantity of pills. Police are investigating to determine the male's identity. He is described as White, blue eyes, approx. 5'11", stocky build, wearing a black touque, black & white scarf wrapped around his face, burgency checkered jacket, grey track pants, black running shoes with white soles and red laces. No weapons were seen an no one was injured during the incident. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 519 650 8500 ext. 2299 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

DRIVING COMPLAINT
Incident #: WA14283134
Publish Date: Dec 15, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 15, 2014
Location: FAIRWAY RD N and KING ST E, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Monday, December 15th, 2014, at 3:11 a.m., police observed a motor vehicle being driven erratically without lights on Fairway Road North in the city of Kitchener. Police attempted to stop the vehicle with lights and siren activated, however the driver refused. Additional cruisers arrived and attempted to contain the vehicle. The vehicle side-swiped a cruiser and manoeuvered around it. Another attempt was initiated. The driver then left the road, striking a utility pole. The driver and one passenger are facing a number of criminal charges including Flight from Police, Dangerous Driving, Taking a Motor Vehicle without Consent and Driving a Motor Vehicle without a Licence. Both accused are Young Persons and as such their names can not be released.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA14259795
Publish Date: Dec 11, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 14, 2014
Location: KING ST N and HICKORY ST E, WATERLOO ON Canada

On December 11, 2014 a 19 year old Markham male was arrested by Waterloo Regional Police in connection to a double stabbing in the Waterloo on November 14, 2014. Investigators would like to thank the community for their assistance in this investigation.

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Published: Dec 10 2014 3:29PM
On separate dates since November 25, Waterloo Regional Police have arrested and charged four males in connection with a double stabbing which occurred at King St N and Hickory St in the City of Waterloo during the early morning hours of November 14th 2014. Vipusanth SINGESWARAN, Venujan VIJAYAKULAN, Umaeshaan KUMARAKULASINGAM and Janishan BRABAHARAN, all 19 years old from Markham, are charged with two counts of Assault with a Weapon and two counts of Assault Cause Bodily Harm. Venujan VIJAYAKULAN and Umaeshaan KUMARAKULASINGAM are also facing additional weapons charges. Venujan VIJAYAKULAN is currently accused of similar offences resulting from his involvement in another double stabbing incident which took place outside an uptown Waterloo bar on September 25th 2014 (Occurrence 14-219285). At this time, police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an outstanding suspect and are releasing the attached photo to assist the investigation. Anyone who can identify this male or who has information related to this incident is requested to contact North Division at (519) 653-7700 x 6346 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Published: Nov 17 2014 8:59AM
On November 14, 2014 at approximately 2:30 am there was a disturbance at King Street North and Hickory Street in Waterloo Ontario between two groups of males. As a result two males were treated at hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police are requesting that anyone with information please contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 ext 6346 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) .

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA14279255
Publish Date: Dec 10, 2014
Incident Date: Dec 9, 2014
Location: WATER ST N, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada