Major Incidents

Last Updated: Monday August 31, 2015 1:35 PM

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT
Incident #: WA15185538
Publish Date: Aug 31, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 31, 2015
Location: COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES DR, WOOLWICH, ON Canada

On August 31, 2015 at approximately 10:48 A.M., Waterloo Regional Police and Emergency Medical Response responded to Country Club Estates in Woolwich Township for a workplace incident. A 27 year old general labourer fell from a ladder while trying to access the roof area of a construction site. Investigation determined that the worker fell approximately 30 feet, sustaining non life threatening injuries. The worker was transported to Grand River Hospital. The Ministry of Labour was contacted and is investigating the matter.

TRAFFIC - OTHER
Incident #: WA15184765
Publish Date: Aug 31, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 30, 2015
Location: HESPELER RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On August 30, 2015 at 9:19am the people parking their vehicles in the rear lot of Angels Diner on Hespeler Road were caught by surprise when a 45 year old Cambridge man aggressively drove his pickup truck into the lot, at a very high rate of speed, squealed his tires and swerved from left to right. Waterloo Regional Police traffic officers were in the area when he drove towards the four officers. The male was ordered to stop, was removed from his truck, and arrested for Dangerous Driving and Impaired Driving. The lone driver is scheduled to appear in court in October. The public is reminded that your blood alcohol concentration can still be above 80 milligrams (the legal limit) the morning after a night of drinking.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA15184380
Publish Date: Aug 31, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 29, 2015
Location: WELLINGTON ST N, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Thursday August 27, 2015 a lone adult male attended Christie Digital, located at 809 Wellington Street North, Kitchener and broke into a shipping container located on the property and stole office furniture valued at over $5,000. On August 29th 2015 the same adult male attended Christie Digital and was successfully arrested by Police. As a result of the investigation an adult male was charged with Break and Enter to Commit and Indictable Offence. Police were successful in recovering the stolen property which will be returned to Christie Digital.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA15184098
Publish Date: Aug 31, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 29, 2015
Location: CHARLES ST W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police and the family of a missing female would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating the missing female Aneta SALMON. She had been reported missing by family members on August 29, 2015 at approximately 10:30 a.m. The female was located later at 7:30 p.m. after a member of the public recognized her from a media release and police were contacted. The female was uninjured. Aneta SALMON was returned home to her family without incident.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA15183730
Publish Date: Aug 31, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 28, 2015
Location: CHANDLER DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On August 26th 2015, the Waterloo Regional Police arrested and charged Nathan JOHNSON with multiple counts of possession of stolen property and possession of stolen vehicles on Howe Dr. On August 28, 2015 members of the Waterloo Regional Police Central Core Team executed a criminal code search warrant at JOHNSON's residence in Kitchener. Additional charges are expected. As a result, numerous items of stolen property have been recovered and further charges are pending against JOHNSON.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA15182065
Publish Date: Aug 28, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 26, 2015
Location: FISCHER HALLMAN RD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Saturday, August 22, 2015 at approximately 1:00am, a nineteen your old Kitchener male was robbed by several males in the area of Fischer Hallman Road and Highland Rd West, Kitchener. The victim sustained several minor and moderate injuries and had personal property taken. The suspects are described in their early 20's, one being a white male, and two darker skinned males. It is not believed that the suspects had used any weapons. Waterloo Regional Police is requesting that anyone with information concerning this matter contact North Division at extension 6399.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA15181992
Publish Date: Aug 28, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 26, 2015
Location: PARKVIEW CRES, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

During the month of August 2015 the Waterloo Regional Police, began an investigation into a series of more than 12 break and enters committed between August 12, 2015 and August 26, 2015 in the Preston area of Cambridge. Many of the Break and Enters were committed during the daylight hours. Police quickly identified a Person of Interest, and on August 27th arrested a male suspect. The male was charged with multiple Break and Enter offences and held in custody. A variety of property connected to the Break and Enters, including jewelry, electronics and banking documents, was recovered. The total value of all stolen items is unknown at this time, but is expected to extend into the multiple thousands of dollars. This investigation is continuing and it is expected that additional property crime related charges will be laid. Waterloo Regional Police request that members of the public please contact the police with any information regarding these events.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA15176815
Publish Date: Aug 28, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 2, 2015
Location: CHARLES ST W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

During the month of August, the Waterloo Regional Police, Central Division CORE Team worked with a property ownership group in Downtown Kitchener after identifying a rash of break and enters into its building. During these break and enters high end bicycles that were secure within the building were being stolen. The Waterloo Regional Police, Central Division CORE Team were able to identify two subjects during the investigation and arrests were made. Police made two further arrests while working a proactive approach when two males attempted further thefts from the same location. Police laid 14 charges during the initiative. The Waterloo Regional Police ask that if you have any information in regards to this investigation or other to please contact them at 519-653-7700 ext. 4499 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT
Incident #: WA15181916
Publish Date: Aug 27, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 26, 2015
Location: MARTINS LANE, WOOLWICH, ON Canada N3B 2A1

A 28 year old construction worker from Elmwood Ontario was transported by air ambulance on August 26, 2015 from a construction site in Elmira. He fell from a crane platform behind Elmira Pet Products on Martins Lane, Woolwich. He is employed by Canadian Crane Rentals and they are assisting with the construction of an addition at the plant. The man suffered a head injury and was transported to Hamilton Hospital. The Ministry of Labour is investigating.

THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE
Incident #: WA15181749
Publish Date: Aug 27, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 26, 2015
Location: HOWE DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On August 26, 2015 the Waterloo Regional Police Central Division CORE Team arrested an adult male from Kitchener after being found in possession of two stolen motor vehicles on Howe Dr. Officers had been looking for the male party in relation to numerous outstanding warrants. Inside one of the motor vehicles police located a quantity of stolen items including evidence to other vehicle thefts, tools and personal documents. The male is being held for court on the morning of August 27, 2015. Further charges are expected. Anyone with more information regarding this occurrence is asked to contact the Central Division CORE team at 519-653-7700 ext 4409.

FIRE
Incident #: WA15181488
Publish Date: Aug 26, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 26, 2015
Location: TAMVALE CRES, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Wed Aug 26, 2015 at approx. 1:53am, a fire in the backyard of 25 Tamvale Crescent awoke neighbours as it spread to the nearby semi-detached residences, engulfing the dwellings. All parties were able to exit their residences, prior to the fire spreading inside Due to smoke inhalation one resident was transported to St. Marys Hospital to be accessed. The fire was deemed to be accidental and is not suspicious. The damage is believed to be approx. $300,000 for both residences.

SEX OFFENCE
Incident #: WA15178475
Publish Date: Aug 26, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 13, 2015
Location: PARK HILL RD W, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

The Waterloo Regional Police Major Case Branch - Internet Child Exploitation Unit Detectives have charged a 30 year old Cambridge female. The investigation stems from a report of Internet luring of a 15 year old male child from Waterloo Region. Between August 13th and August 21st, 2015, the accused and the victim conversed over a social network applications, eventually leading to an arrangement to meet in person. On August 25th, 2015, the female was arrested and charged with Luring a child and is scheduled to appear for a show cause hearing. Waterloo Regional Police Service remind all children to be aware of whom they are communicating with over the Internet especially while using social network applications. The Waterloo Regional Police Service is a member of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA15174808
Publish Date: Aug 26, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 17, 2015
Location: INDUSTRIAL RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

Between August 14th at 5 pm to August 17th 2015 at 8:30 am, unknown person(s) attended 1600 Industrial Rd unit 11 in Cambridge. The unknown person(s)went to the rear gated and locked compound and broke the latch off the gate, once inside two 300 Amp Tow behind welders valued at approximately $12000.00 each were taken. They were blue in color. One has the numbers RR8491 painted in orange on the side (Serial #MD250146E). The other has the numbers RR8059 painted in orange on the side (Serial #MD250146E). If any of these items have been seen please contact police at 519-650-7700

FIRE
Incident #: WA15180663
Publish Date: Aug 25, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 24, 2015
Location: KING ST E, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On August 24, 2015 at approximately 10:19 pm, emergency services were called to a fire at an apartment building on King St East in the City of Cambridge. The fire was accidental and determined to be caused by the occupant of the apartment not paying attention while cooking food. The occupant was taken to Cambridge memorial hospital to receive medical treatment for burns to his body.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA15178007
Publish Date: Aug 24, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 21, 2015
Location: CONNAUGHT ST, KITCHENER, ON Canada

In 2015, members of the Waterloo Regional Police General Investigations Branch Crime Management Team began an investigation into the unauthorized possession of firearms by a male suspect in the city of Kitchener. Based on this investigation, on August 21st 2015, Waterloo Regional Police executed a criminal code search warrant for a residence located in the area of Connaught St, and 9th Ave, Kitchener. Members of the General Investigative Branch Crime Management Team searched the residence and discovered a variety of items including; a large quantity of marihuana, a firearm, ammunition, and a small home-made explosive device. Due to the possible danger to the public, Waterloo Regional Police evacuated surrounding residences, and engaged the Explosive Disposal Unit, who disabled the device. As a result of the investigation, a male and female were arrested without incident, and charged with a variety of weapons and firearm related offences. Due to the large quantity of items and drugs seized, this investigation is continuing. Waterloo Regional Police are asking members of the public to please contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service Crime Management Team with any information relating to this event.

PROACTIVE INITIATIVE/PROJECT
Incident #: WA15177601
Publish Date: Aug 24, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 20, 2015
Location: HIGHLAND RD E, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Wednesday, August 19, a Waterloo Regional Police officer on a bicycle was struck by a fleeing vehicle following a traffic stop on Main Street in Cambridge. The suspect had been involved in several fail to stop incidents in both Kitchener and Cambridge, over the past several weeks. The Central Division CORE team and South Division Crime Management Team tracked the movements of the suspect to the area of North Bay and alerted the OPP. As a result, on August 21, the OPP located and arrested the accused, a 34 year old man from Kitchener, near North Bay. He is scheduled to appear in court in North Bay on Monday, August 24, on separate charges and then be returned to Kitchener where charges relating to the August 19 incident are pending.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA15178667
Publish Date: Aug 24, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 22, 2015
Location: KING ST E, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On August 22nd, 2015 at approximately 3:00 am, an altercation outside a Kitchener bar resulted in one suspect retrieving a handgun from his motor vehicle and pointing it at people in a crowd. The suspect then left the area with some associates. Police investigation in the following hours led to the arrest of an adult male from the GTA, who had been residing in local hotels in recent weeks. He was already being sought for a previous uttering threats incident which occurred in downtown Kitchener in recent days. Police obtained a search warrant for the room he was renting and motor vehicle he was driving. Police recovered evidence related to the weapons incident including a metal revolver which fires BB's. The adult male was held pending a showcause hearing for several violation of court orders, pointing a firearm, uttering threats, and weapons dangerous to the public peace. Police continue to seek witnesses to the event and encourage witnesses to call police.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA15179889
Publish Date: Aug 24, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 23, 2015
Location: COURTLAND AVE E and OTTAWA ST S, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Sunday August 23rd 2015 the Waterloo Regional Police Service responded to a complaint of a male driving a motor vehicle and pointing a firearm at other motor vehicles. The subject vehicle was located nearby the original complaint and all parties inside the vehicle were arrested as a result by police. The firearm located inside of the vehicle was a replica airsoft carbine rifle. Also located inside the vehicle was approximately 30 grams of marihuana. Two of the three parties were released unconditionally, and the driver of the vehicle was charged with pointing a firearm, possess weapons dangerous and possession for the purpose of trafficking a substance included in Schedule II under the controlled drugs and substances act. The driver was released on a promise to appear with an officer in charge undertaking.

IMPAIRED DRIVER
Incident #: WA15178523
Publish Date: Aug 24, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 21, 2015
Location: HIGHLAND RD W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Friday, August 21, 2015 at approximately 10:36 pm, a Toyota Corolla driven by a 22 yr. old Waterloo male was driving westbound on Highland Road West when it crossed over the center line and struck a Cadillac CTS driven by a 20 yr. old Kitchener male. The Cadillac caught fire however the driver and his 19 yr. old passenger were able to escape before fire engulfed the front interior of the car. The fire was extinguished by the Kitchener Fire Department. The driver of the Toyota was arrested for impaired driving and transported to Grand River Hospital before being transported in stable condition to Hamilton General Hospital by Air Ambulance. The driver of the Cadillac attended Grand River Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT
Incident #: WA15177260
Publish Date: Aug 21, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 20, 2015
Location: ERBS RD, WILMOT, ON Canada Route: RR 1

On August 20, 2015, an industrial accident occurred in Wilmot Township. A male excavator operator was driving a machine, when a small object flew from the excavator and struck a 19 year old worker. Emergency Medical Services attended the scene and transported the injured man to Grand River Hospital for treatment where he is being treated for serious injuries, but is stable. The investigation will be continued by the Ministry of Labor.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA15176481
Publish Date: Aug 20, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 19, 2015
Location: MAIN ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On August 19th 2015, at approximately 11:27 a.m. Police stopped a Mazda motor vehicle on Main St in the City of Cambridge. During the stop, the driver fled the scene striking a Police Officer causing minor injuries. The vehicle fled from Police. The driver has been identified and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-650-8500 ex. 2299.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA15175382
Publish Date: Aug 18, 2015
Incident Date: Aug 17, 2015
Location: MOORE AVE S and UNION ST E, WATERLOO ON Canada

On Monday August 17th 2015 at approximately 10:00 p.m. a motorist was traveling eastbound on Union Street in the city of Waterloo when he was struck in the left temple by a pellet fired from a bb gun. The motorist was able to safely navigate his vehicle to a parking lot on Union Street at Moore Ave where he called police. Police attended, searched the area for suspects with negative results. The driver did not sustain any injuries as a result of this occurrence.

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