Major Incidents

Last Updated: Thursday January 29, 2015 8:36 AM

PROPERTY DAMAGE
Incident #: WA15021065
Publish Date: Jan 29, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 29, 2015
Location: WILSON AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On January 29, 2015 at 12:47 am, Police responded to the area of Wilson Ave and Franklin St for a male wearing shorts with no shirts and shoes standing in the middle of the road. Police had also received information from a nearby homeowner that their window had been smashed by this man. Police located the male and apprehended him under the Mental Health Act. The male faces charges of Mischief Under $5000 and Assault Police.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA15020730
Publish Date: Jan 29, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 28, 2015
Location: QUEENS BLVD and SPADINA RD W, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Wednesday January 28, 2015 at 3:38 PM a 77 year old Waterloo man was driving his 2002 Buick Regal motor vehicle northbound on Spadina Road in Kitchener. He attempted to make a left turn onto Queens Blvd and in doing so struck a 63 year old male crossing guard in the west crosswalk. The crossing guard was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car was charged with failing to stop for the crossing guard under the Highway Traffic Act. The Waterloo Regional Police Traffic Branch is investigating.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA15010152
Publish Date: Jan 28, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 15, 2015
Location: CHEESE FACTORY RD and WAYNCO RD, NORTH DUMFRIES ON Canada

On January 28, 2015 the 23 year old driver of the vehicle was charged with Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle - Cause Bodily Harm. The male was released on a Promise to Appear to attend court in March, 2015.

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Published: Jan 15 2015 9:20AM
On January 15, 2015 at approximately 2:18 a.m. a single motor vehicle collision occurred on Cheese Factory Rd near Waynco Rd in North Dumfries Township. A 23 year old Cambridge male was driving his Buick southbound on Cheese Factory Rd when he lost control going off the left shoulder striking trees. A 16 year old male passenger from Cambridge sustained serious injuries. The driver and an 18 year old Cambridge male passenger received minor injuries. All three were transported to hospital via ambulance. Speed is believed to be a factor with charges pending.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA15017933
Publish Date: Jan 28, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 24, 2015
Location: BISMARK AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police are requesting the public's help for any information that will lead to the current whereabouts of a missing Kitchener man. Gerald DEROUIN, 55 years, was last seen in early December 2014. Mr. Derouin is White 5'7", 214 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes. A photo is attached to this release. Police would like to check on his wellbeing. Anyone having information is asked to call police at 519 653 7700 ext. 8405

THEFT UNDER $5000
Incident #: WA15016682
Publish Date: Jan 27, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 23, 2015
Location: KINGSWAY DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On January 23rd, 2015, members of the Waterloo Regional Police attended a shoplifting call at Walmart located at 2960 Kingsway Drive in Kitchener. As a result of the investigation that followed, a 22 year old Cambridge male was arrested and held pending a bail hearing for charges including theft of a motor vehicle, theft and possession of stolen property, mischief and breach of probation. In conjunction with the arrest and the recovery of some stolen property, Police are asking residents in the Heiman Street and Highland Road area of Kitchener who may be missing items from their vehicles to contact Central Division at 519-653-7700 x 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA15018712
Publish Date: Jan 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 25, 2015
Location: BLUEVALE ST N, WATERLOO, ON Canada

The Waterloo Regional Police Service requests the help of the public in locating a missing female. Paula BURNLEY described as a white female, 5'7", 120lbs, thin-average build, long brown hair usually up in a ponytail or bun and blue eyes was last seen on Wednesday January 21, 2015 in the City of Waterloo. BURNLEY is believed to have left in a 2006 red Ford Ranger licence plate 7340RS. Anyone with information is asked to please notify Detectives of the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA15017431
Publish Date: Jan 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 24, 2015
Location: COUNTRY HILL DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On January 24, 2015 a fight between two men, ages 32 and 21, on Country Hill Drive in Kitchener resulted in both facing criminal charges. One man is charged with possession of weapons for a dangerous purpose, theft and possession under $5000. The other stands accused of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. The weapon involved was a replica gun and there was no threat to the public as a result of this altercation. Excessive alcohol consumption is considered a factor in the incident. Both men were released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA15017077
Publish Date: Jan 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 23, 2015
Location: SAGINAW PKY, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On January 23, 2015, Waterloo Regional Police arrested a 33 year old Cambridge man in connection with an investigation into illegal drugs. The male was found in possession of quantities of cocaine powder, crack cocaine, cannabis resin, and Canadian currency. A Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was executed at the male's residence. Further quantities of cocaine powder, crack cocaine, marihuana and thousands of dollars in Canadian currency were seized. The man was held in police custody charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking cocaine. Waterloo Regional Police are committed to working in partnership with the community to curtail illegal drugs and drug activity. Anyone noticing suspicious activity in their neighbourhood is encouraged to call police at 519 653 7700 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON
Incident #: WA15015399
Publish Date: Jan 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 21, 2015
Location: KOVAC RD and MUNCH AVE, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On Wednesday January 21, 2015, a suspicious vehicle was reported in the area of Munch Ave and Kovac Rd., in Cambridge. At approximately 3:30 p.m., an unknown male approached a 12 year old female and offered her a ride home. The girl declined and continued home. The male is described as white, approximately 50 years of age, clean shaven, with short dark hair operating a newer model grey or silver 4-door sedan. Children are encouraged to walk in groups and not interact with strangers or get into any unknown vehicles. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact South Division 519 650 8500 ext. 2299.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA15017171
Publish Date: Jan 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 23, 2015
Location: KINGSWAY DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On January 23, 2015 at approximately 9:04 p.m. a pedestrian was struck on Kingsway Drive in Kitchener. The 19 year Kitchener female was walking eastbound through the pedestrian crossover toward the mall when she was struck by a Mazda car being driven by a 47 year Kitchener woman who was traveling southbound on Kingsway Drive. The pedestrian was taken to local hospital with what is believed to be minor injuries. The driver of the car was not injured. Police are continuing their investigation, no charges have been laid at this time.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA15017368
Publish Date: Jan 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 24, 2015
Location: UNIVERSITY AVE W, WATERLOO, ON Canada

In the early morning hours of Saturday January 24th, 2015, a 20 year old Kitchener man was stabbed and punched during a disturbance in the area of 140 University Ave West in Waterloo. The man was transported to Grand River Hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing at this time.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA15017355
Publish Date: Jan 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 24, 2015
Location: UNIVERSITY AVE W, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On January 24, 2015 at approximately 215am, several males engaged in a verbal confrontation in the area of 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo. A male youth brandished what appeared to be a pistol. A physical altercation ensued and police were contacted and identified several witnesses. The male youth was later arrested. It was determined that the pistol was a pellet gun and it was recovered. A 17 year old Waterloo male was released on a charge of Possession of a Weapon for A Dangerous Purpose. No injuries resulted from this incident.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON
Incident #: WA15018193
Publish Date: Jan 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 25, 2015
Location: ELGIN CRES, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On Sunday January 25, 2015 at approximately 2:57am, Police responded to the area of Elgin Crescent and Regina St North in Waterloo for a report of a male prowler looking in windows. Upon arrival Police searched the area with the assistance of K9. Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity around this time is asked to contact General Division Detectives at (519) 650-8500 ext 6399 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

MVC PROP. DAMAGE
Incident #: WA15017891
Publish Date: Jan 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 24, 2015
Location: GREENFIELD RD, NORTH DUMFRIES, ON Canada N0B 1E0

On January 24, 2015 at approximately 6:12pm a Kitchener male was driving west on Greenfield Road in North Dumfries Township. There were slippery road conditions at the time, and the vehicle left the road and flipped onto its side. The male was not injured as a result of the collision. Speed and alcohol are not factors in this collision.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA15016582
Publish Date: Jan 23, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 23, 2015
Location: KING ST N, WATERLOO, ON Canada

In the early morning hours on Friday January 23, 2015, 3 unknown suspects attended the Galaxy Cinemas at Conestoga Mall in Waterloo. They used a white Ford Econoline van to gain access the lobby and removed an ATM machine containing an unknown amount of cash. The suspects left the area in the white Ford Econoline van that had damage to the rear doors and windows. Damage is estimated at between $30-$35,000. Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the parties involved in this crime. A video of the incident is available at http://youtu.be/6AYB1MRf8pM Citizens having information on either the vehicle or the parties involved are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or North Division Detectives at 519-653-7700 Extension 6340.

IMPAIRED DRIVER
Incident #: WA15016529
Publish Date: Jan 23, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 23, 2015
Location: COURTLAND AVE W and DAVID ST, KITCHENER ON Canada

On January 23 2015 at approximately 2:50 am, police responded to a hit and run at the intersection of David St and Courtland Ave in the City of Kitchener. The driver of the remaining vehicle advised police that a white pick up truck had rear ended him and fled from the area. Police responded to the area and located the pickup nearby driving in an erratic manner. The vehicle was stopped and a 25 year old Kitchener male was arrested and charged with Impaired driving, Over 80, fail to remain at the scene of the accident and possession of a controlled drug. Both vehicles received extensive damage. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA15005520
Publish Date: Jan 21, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 8, 2015
Location: SAMUELSON ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On January 21st, 2015 a 38 year old Cambridge male was arrested for break and enter, possession of break in instruments and possession of stolen property under $5000. The male was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

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Published: Jan 20 2015 2:54PM
On January 8th, 2015 at approximately 9:30 pm an unknown white male broke into the Tire Depot located at 162 Samuelson Street in Cambridge. The suspect entered into the business by prying open the front door with a crow bar causing $300 worth of damage. Once inside the suspect stole $900 worth of winter tires and a candy machine of unknown value. The suspect was then observed on surveillance video leaving the scene in a vehicle resembling a Buick Rendezvous. Anyone with information is asked to contact South Division 519 650 8500 ext. 2299 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

ASSAULT
Incident #: WA15011897
Publish Date: Jan 21, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 17, 2015
Location: KING ST N, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On the 17th of January 2015, at approximately 2:22am an altercation occurred at a restaurant in the uptown Waterloo area. As a result of that altercation a 26 year old male from Cambridge received a broken arm. He was taken to Cambridge Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. On the 21st of January 2015, a 22 year old male from Waterloo turned himself into police. He was charged with Aggravated Assault and held for a bail hearing.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA15014928
Publish Date: Jan 21, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 21, 2015
Location: DOON VILLAGE RD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On January 21, 2015 at approximately 4:15 am, two unknown males entered the Mac's Convenience store located at 585 Doon Village Rd in the City of Kitchener. The two suspects entered wearing ski masks while brandishing handguns. One went to the Mac's counter and demanded money while the second attended the Subway counter and did the same. The suspects fled the store on foot toward Doon Village Road with an undisclosed amount of money. Description of both males are: Suspect #1 Black male - 20yrs 5'9" - 5'11" 150 - 160lbs thin build Wearing: black and white running shoes blue jeans blue jacket black gloves black hood Suspect #2 Male black - 20 Yrs 5’9” thin build black jacket grey hoodie black jeans black gloves blue running shoes Police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call General Division Detectives 519 650 8500 ext. 2299 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

UNWANTED CONTACT
Incident #: WA15012977
Publish Date: Jan 20, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 18, 2015
Location: ROSE ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On January 18, 2015, Waterloo Regional Police received a complaint that a male had continued making unwanted contact with two Cambridge women known to him, after previously being warned by police to stop. The contacts involved repeated texting, emailing and phone calls over approximately a 10 month period. No physical injuries occurred. On January 20, 2015, police arrested a 26 year old Cambridge man. He has been charged with Criminal Harassment (x2) and was held for a showcause hearing.

FIRE
Incident #: WA15013435
Publish Date: Jan 19, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 18, 2015
Location: CORA DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On January 19, 2015, at approximately 7:15 a.m., Waterloo Regional Police and the Kitchener Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire on Cora Drive in the City of Kitchener. The fire had been extinguished prior to the arrival of emergency services. There was extensive heat and smoke damage to the residence. No one was injured. The circumstances of this fire are suspicious and police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 519-650-8500 ext. 6340, or provide information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

MVC HIT AND RUN
Incident #: WA15012970
Publish Date: Jan 19, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 18, 2015
Location: WESTMOUNT RD E and GREENBROOK DR, KITCHENER ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police are requesting the public's help locating a maroon-colored Chrysler PT Cruiser that was involved in a motor vehicle collision. On Sunday January 18, 2015 at approximately 12:40pm, a gray Toyota Prius was turning left at a signalized intersection from Greenbrook Drive to Westmount Drive in Kitchener. The Prius was struck by the PT cruiser which had been driving on Westmount Road. The driver of the PT Cruiser left the scene. The driver of the Prius was not injured. Police are attempting to locate the driver of the PT Cruiser which will have front end damage. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has information is asked to contact North Division 519 650 8500 ext. 6399.

DRUGS
Incident #: WA15011909
Publish Date: Jan 19, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 17, 2015
Location: WEBER ST E, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12 a.m., a 25 year old Kitchener male jumped off a retaining wall behind the Freshco located at 1111 Weber Street East in the city of Kitchener. The subject landed onto Highway #8, injuring himself in the process. Police apprehended this male minutes later in the interest of safety. As a result of a search incident to arrest, police located a controlled substance in his possession. The male was treated at Grand River Hospital for minor injuries. A 27 year old Kitchener male was charged with the possession of marihuana.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON
Incident #: WA15011591
Publish Date: Jan 19, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 16, 2015
Location: STRASBURG RD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Friday, January 16, 2015 at approximately 6 p.m., police responded to a residence Strasburg Road near Block Line Road in the city of Kitchener. A 13 year old girl reported that while she was walking home, she saw four males inside an older four door grey sedan parked opposite her residence. As she got closer, the driver spoke with a Spanish accent telling her to come over. She ignored the male and continued to walk home. The driver exited the vehicle and walked eastbound down Strasburg Road. He is described as Hispanic in his 20’s wearing a black coat, dark jeans with black hair and then build, shorter than 5’11”. The front passenger of the vehicle moved to the driver’s seat and drove the vehicle following the male. The female continued to walk to her residence and notified WRPS. No licence was obtainable and no further description of the male parties inside the vehicle is available. Anyone witnessing this incident is asked to call Central Division 519 650 8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

ASSAULT
Incident #: WA15010972
Publish Date: Jan 19, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 16, 2015
Location: UNIVERSITY AVE W, WATERLOO, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate this assault and are releasing a security camera image of a male to identify. Anyone who recognizes the individual or has information that can assist police is asked to call North Division 519 650-8500 ext. 6399 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

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Published: Jan 16 2015 1:44PM
On January 16, 2015 at approximately 2:00 a.m. police responded to an altercation at 150 University West, Waterloo. Three men assaulted the victim, a 24 year old Waterloo man. The victim received non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the hospital before being released. An 18 year old Kitchener male and a 24 year old Kitchener male were arrested leaving the area in a vehicle. A quantity of methamphetamine and cocaine was located and seized during the arrest. The 2 men were held for court, charged with aggravated assault and 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. The 3rd suspect fled the scene and is described as a male, darker complexion, 5'6" - 5'7", thin - average build with long dark wavy hair, wearing a green t-shirt, green sweater, khaki pants and white shoes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 x6399 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA15012564
Publish Date: Jan 19, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 17, 2015
Location: KEATS WAY, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On Saturday January 17, 2015 at approximately 10pm, an adult male was assaulted on Ring Road near the University of Waterloo. The victim was struck in the face and head area by 2 unknown suspects who fled in a white sedan. The victim's personal property was taken as a result of the incident. The victim suffered minimal injuries. The suspects were both wearing dark clothing and balaclavas. Police are reminding the community to be extra vigilant at night and to travel on well-lit pathways. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police Detectives at 519-653-7700 ext. 6310 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA15012748
Publish Date: Jan 19, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 18, 2015
Location: FRANKLIN BLVD and ELGIN ST N, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On Sunday January 18th, 2015 at approximately 4:30am a collision occurred on Franklin Boulevard, south of Elgin Street in the city of Cambridge. A 39 year old Police Officer was stopped along Franklin Blvd facing southbound with headlights, rear lights and amber roof bar lights activated, assisting with another investigation. Another southbound vehicle being driven by a 55 year old Cambridge man struck the rear of the cruiser. Both drivers were transported to Cambridge Memorial Hospital for non life threatening injuries. They were treated and released. The 55 year old driver has been charged with careless driving. The investigation is ongoing. Police are reminding the public to remain alert when driving and to be cautious when approaching an emergency vehicle.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA15011190
Publish Date: Jan 16, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 16, 2015
Location: LINE 86, WOOLWICH, ON Canada N3B 2Z3

On January 16, 2015 at 10:08 am a tractor trailer collided with a Subaru station wagon on Line 86 just east of Wallenstein. The tractor trailer was eastbound on Line 86 when the truck began to lose control and jack knife, crossing over into the westbound lanes. The westbound Subaru struck the truck on the passenger side causing the truck's fuel tank to leak. The occupants of the Subaru, a 56 year old Cambridge man, and a 20 year old Kitchener woman sustained non life threatening injuries as a result of the collision. The truck driver, a 32 year old man from Brampton, was not injured. The road was closed for several hours due to the a significant quantity of diesel fuel that was leaked onto the roadway and into the ditch. The Ministry of Environment was notified and a HAZMAT team was dispatched to the site. Speed and alcohol were not factors, however, road conditions are believed to be a significant factor in this collision. The investigation is continuing.

THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE
Incident #: WA15010992
Publish Date: Jan 16, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 16, 2015
Location: COURTLAND AVE E and E HWY 7 8 TO COURTLAND AVE, KITCHENER ON

On January 15th 2015 at approximatley 4:00 p.m., Police located a stolen pickup in a parking lot on Chandler Drive. While police continued the investigation, the vehicle reversed out of the lot striking the officer, and then fled. A female passenger was arrested at the scene without incident for occupying the stolen motor vehicle. On January 16th 2015 at approximatley 2:53 a.m. Police observed the same stolen pickup driving on Courtland Avenue in Kitchener. Police followed the vehicle to a driveway on Highland Road, where the driver reversed the vehicle, ramming a police cruiser. The driver was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody without further incident. A 32 year old Guelph man was held for a bail hearing charged with Possesion of Stolen Property over $5000 x 3, Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle x2, Breach Probation x2, Drive Disqualified x4, Flight From Police, Assault with a Weapon. There were no injuries in either incident.

FIRE
Incident #: WA15010957
Publish Date: Jan 16, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 16, 2015
Location: JESSIE LEE LANE, WOOLWICH, ON Canada

On January 16, 2015 at 1:34 A.M., Waterloo Regional Police, Township of Woolwich Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to Martins Grove Trailer Park regarding a trailer fire. Two trailers within the park were fully engulfed. Both trailers were occupied at the time of the incident but all residents were evacuated. One occupant was transported to St Mary's Hospital and was treated for smoke inhalation. Woolwich Fire is continuing to investigate. the cause of the fire.

SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
Incident #: WA15010328
Publish Date: Jan 16, 2015
Incident Date: Jan 15, 2015
Location: FRANKLIN BLVD and SAVAGE DR, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On Thursday January 15, 2015 Waterloo Regional Police conducted Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement in the area of Franklin Blvd and Savage Dr in Cambridge. Approximately 10 vehicles were stopped resulting in 18 Highway Traffic Act charges.

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