Major Incidents

Last Updated: Friday June 23, 2017 8:00:00 PM

SEX OFFENCE
Incident #: WA17134748
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 19, 2017
Location: BRYBECK CRES, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police are investigating after receiving a report that a young girl was inappropriately touched while playing near her residence on Brybeck Crescent in Kitchener on June 17, 2017. The girl was allegedly approached by an unknown man and inappropriately touched. The girl cried out and the man left the area. The male is described as white, about five feet nine inches tall, in his 30s, bald with a skinny build and short beard. He was wearing a blue dress shirt and pants. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-653-7700 ext. 8674 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

SEX OFFENCE
Incident #: WA17134748
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 19, 2017
Location: BRYBECK CRES, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police are investigating after receiving a report that a young girl was inappropriately touched while playing near her residence on Brybeck Crescent in Kitchener on June 17, 2017. The girl was allegedly approached by an unknown man and inappropriately touched. The girl cried out and the man left the area. The male is described as white, about five feet nine inches tall, in his 30s, bald with a skinny build and short beard. He was wearing a blue dress shirt and pants. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-653-7700 ext. 8674 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
Incident #: WA17137067
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 22, 2017
Location: EAST AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22 2017, Waterloo Regional Police hosted a Provincial Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Initiative at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, located at 400 East Avenue in Kitchener. Waterloo Regional Police were joined by officers from Halton Regional Police, Toronto Police, York Regional Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Finance and the Ontario College of Trades. During the two-day event, a total of 196 commercial vehicles were inspected, which resulted in 83 of them being taken out of service for a variety of mechanical and safety defects. A total of 190 charges were laid for a variety of offences, including defective Braking Systems, Annual Inspections, Cargo Securement, Overweight Vehicles, Improper Tires, hours of service and paperwork violations. A total of 15 sets of license plates were removed and two vehicles were impounded for seven days for being operated by suspended drivers. Road safety is a high priority and enforcement initiatives such as this are done across the province to help ensure that commercial motor vehicles being operated on the roadways are maintained properly and operated safely.

SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
Incident #: WA17137067
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 22, 2017
Location: EAST AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22 2017, Waterloo Regional Police hosted a Provincial Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Initiative at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, located at 400 East Avenue in Kitchener. Waterloo Regional Police were joined by officers from Halton Regional Police, Toronto Police, York Regional Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Finance and the Ontario College of Trades. During the two-day event, a total of 196 commercial vehicles were inspected, which resulted in 83 of them being taken out of service for a variety of mechanical and safety defects. A total of 190 charges were laid for a variety of offences, including defective Braking Systems, Annual Inspections, Cargo Securement, Overweight Vehicles, Improper Tires, hours of service and paperwork violations. A total of 15 sets of license plates were removed and two vehicles were impounded for seven days for being operated by suspended drivers. Road safety is a high priority and enforcement initiatives such as this are done across the province to help ensure that commercial motor vehicles being operated on the roadways are maintained properly and operated safely.

ASSAULT
Incident #: WA17137722
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 22, 2017
Location: EASTERN INTERSECTION KITCHENER ON Canada

On June 22, 2017 at 9 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police received a report of a disturbance in the area of Confederation Drive in Kitchener. Investigation revealed that a physical altercation broke out between two males and, as a result, a 33-year old Kitchener man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police are looking to speak with two men. The first is described as white, 20 years old with a medium build and brown hair. He was wearing a red bandana on his head, a white or grey sweatshirt with a logo on the front, khaki pants and black shoes. The second man is described as white, 20 years old with a heavy build. He was wearing a black hoodie, black shoes and a camouflage backpack. Police do not believe there is any concern for public safety at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-653-7700 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

ASSAULT
Incident #: WA17137722
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 22, 2017
Location: EASTERN INTERSECTION KITCHENER ON Canada

On June 22, 2017 at 9 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police received a report of a disturbance in the area of Confederation Drive in Kitchener. Investigation revealed that a physical altercation broke out between two males and, as a result, a 33-year old Kitchener man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police are looking to speak with two men. The first is described as white, 20 years old with a medium build and brown hair. He was wearing a red bandana on his head, a white or grey sweatshirt with a logo on the front, khaki pants and black shoes. The second man is described as white, 20 years old with a heavy build. He was wearing a black hoodie, black shoes and a camouflage backpack. Police do not believe there is any concern for public safety at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-653-7700 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

INDECENT ACT
Incident #: WA17137618
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 22, 2017
Location: HOMER WATSON BLVD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police received several reports of a man who was seen in a Kitchener park performing an indecent act while children were playing a soccer game. Police arrived at the park, located in the area of Homer Watson Boulevard, and arrested a 36-year-old man. He has been charged with performing an indecent act.

INDECENT ACT
Incident #: WA17137618
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 22, 2017
Location: HOMER WATSON BLVD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police received several reports of a man who was seen in a Kitchener park performing an indecent act while children were playing a soccer game. Police arrived at the park, located in the area of Homer Watson Boulevard, and arrested a 36-year-old man. He has been charged with performing an indecent act.

SEX OFFENCE
Incident #: WA17129806
Publish Date: Jun 22, 2017
Incident Date: Apr 1, 2015
Location: CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

In June 2017, the Waterloo Regional Police Service Special Victims Branch - Youth Protection Unit and Cyber Crime Branch - Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit responded to a report from a child victim alleging that an adult male, known to the child, had committed a sexual offence against her. On June 21,2017, as a result of the investigation, Waterloo Regional Police executed a search warrant at a Cambridge address and seized electronic devices. On this same date, police arrested a 43-year-old Cambridge man. He has been charged with Invitation to Sexual Touching, Luring a Child, Possession of Child Pornography and Accessing Child Pornography. The Waterloo Regional Police Service is a member of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

SEX OFFENCE
Incident #: WA17129806
Publish Date: Jun 22, 2017
Incident Date: Apr 1, 2015
Location: CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

In June 2017, the Waterloo Regional Police Service Special Victims Branch - Youth Protection Unit and Cyber Crime Branch - Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Unit responded to a report from a child victim alleging that an adult male, known to the child, had committed a sexual offence against her. On June 21,2017, as a result of the investigation, Waterloo Regional Police executed a search warrant at a Cambridge address and seized electronic devices. On this same date, police arrested a 43-year-old Cambridge man. He has been charged with Invitation to Sexual Touching, Luring a Child, Possession of Child Pornography and Accessing Child Pornography. The Waterloo Regional Police Service is a member of the Ontario Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

FRAUD - GENERAL
Incident #: WA15144853
Publish Date: Jun 22, 2017
Incident Date: May 1, 2012
Location: KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as part of an ongoing investigation, Waterloo Regional Police charged a Waterloo man with several fraud-related offences. Its believed the accused operated a Waterloo-based investment firm, named CJC investments, from 2006 to 2014. The accused allegedly sold securities to privately traded companies in Canada and the United States for inflated share prices. The investment firm and the accused were not registered with the Ontario Securities Commission, a regulatory body that oversees securities trading and is in place to protect Ontario investors. Investigation revealed that the victims money was never sent to the intended companies. Currently, 14 victims have been identified throughout North America. Its estimated that they have been defrauded of $3.7 million dollars. Constantinos Mathios, 52, from Waterloo, who also has ties to the Brantford area, has been charged with Fraud Over $5000, Theft over $5000, Uttering Forged Documents and Money Laundering. Waterloo Regional Police would like to speak to anyone who may have had dealings with CJC investments. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-653-7700 ext. 8384 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

FRAUD - GENERAL
Incident #: WA15144853
Publish Date: Jun 22, 2017
Incident Date: May 1, 2012
Location: KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as part of an ongoing investigation, Waterloo Regional Police charged a Waterloo man with several fraud-related offences. Its believed the accused operated a Waterloo-based investment firm, named CJC investments, from 2006 to 2014. The accused allegedly sold securities to privately traded companies in Canada and the United States for inflated share prices. The investment firm and the accused were not registered with the Ontario Securities Commission, a regulatory body that oversees securities trading and is in place to protect Ontario investors. Investigation revealed that the victims money was never sent to the intended companies. Currently, 14 victims have been identified throughout North America. Its estimated that they have been defrauded of $3.7 million dollars. Constantinos Mathios, 52, from Waterloo, who also has ties to the Brantford area, has been charged with Fraud Over $5000, Theft over $5000, Uttering Forged Documents and Money Laundering. Waterloo Regional Police would like to speak to anyone who may have had dealings with CJC investments. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-653-7700 ext. 8384 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

THEFT UNDER $5000
Incident #: WA17136573
Publish Date: Jun 22, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 21, 2017
Location: CARPENTER RD and BAILEY DR, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On Wednesday, June 21 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police received a report of a theft that occurred near Carpenter Road and Bailey Drive in Cambridge. An unknown man approached an 80-year-old Cambridge man beside a park in the area and asked where the hospital was located. The suspect spoke Spanish. The suspect then put a fake gold necklace around the victims neck as a distraction while taking a real gold necklace off the victim. The suspect also took the victims gold bracelet. The suspect is described as a man, brown skin, in his 40s with an average height and build and short black hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a coloured shirt. The suspect was driving an older-model black four-door Sedan. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-653-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

THEFT UNDER $5000
Incident #: WA17136573
Publish Date: Jun 22, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 21, 2017
Location: CARPENTER RD and BAILEY DR, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On Wednesday, June 21 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police received a report of a theft that occurred near Carpenter Road and Bailey Drive in Cambridge. An unknown man approached an 80-year-old Cambridge man beside a park in the area and asked where the hospital was located. The suspect spoke Spanish. The suspect then put a fake gold necklace around the victims neck as a distraction while taking a real gold necklace off the victim. The suspect also took the victims gold bracelet. The suspect is described as a man, brown skin, in his 40s with an average height and build and short black hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a coloured shirt. The suspect was driving an older-model black four-door Sedan. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-653-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

DRUGS
Incident #: WA17135492
Publish Date: Jun 21, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 20, 2017
Location: WEBER ST E, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On June 20, 2017, the Waterloo Regional Police Service Drugs and Firearms Unit conducted an investigation on Weber Street East in Kitchener after receiving information that someone was selling methamphetamine and fentanyl in the area. One person was arrested in a nearby parking lot. A subsequent search warrant was executed at a Kitchener residence where officers seized 59 grams of methamphetamine, 21 grams of suspected fentanyl, 15 grams of crack cocaine, 97 MDMA capsules, nine grams of heroin, 25 oxycodone tablets, 594 grams of marihuana and cash. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is more than $15,000. A 46-year-old Kitchener man has been charged with 10 counts of Possession For The Purpose of Trafficking and two counts of Breach of Recognizance.

DRUGS
Incident #: WA17135492
Publish Date: Jun 21, 2017
Incident Date: Jun 20, 2017
Location: WEBER ST E, KITCHENER, ON Canada