Major Incidents

Last Updated: Tuesday June 28, 2016 8:00:00 PM

SEX OFFENCE
Incident #: WA16136050
Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 24, 2016
Location: HAZEL ST, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On June 19, 2016 at approximately 1:30 a.m., a 22 year old female was sexually assaulted by an unknown male while walking on Hazel Street, Waterloo. The male grabbed the female from behind and released his grip once a witness heard the female scream. The male was last seen running towards University Avenue. Approximately half an hour later, two females in their early 20s were approached from behind and inappropriately touched while walking on Lester Street, Waterloo. There was a physical altercation and the male may have suffered an injury to his eye. In both incidents, the females were not injured. Police are investigating whether the two incidents are related. The suspect is described as male, black, in his 20s, short dark hair, 510", 170-180 pounds wearing a grey or cream coloured sweater and grey basketball shorts. A composite image is included for distribution. Anyone with information is asked to call the Waterloo Regional Police Service at (519) 653-7700 ext. 8347 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA16137330
Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 25, 2016
Location: ERB ST W, WATERLOO, ON Canada

Police Detectives have located Rebecca CARRUTHERS in the City Of Kitchener. Officers would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.

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Published: Jun 28 2016 8:45AM
Police are looking to locate a Rebecca CARRUTHERS, 27 year old female, who went missing after leaving her residence early Saturday morning June 25th. CARRUTHERS was picked up by a cab and has not made contact with friends or family since June 25th at 9:00am. Family is concerned for her well being. Any information on her location can be forwarded to Waterloo Regional Police Service. CARRUTHERS has long dark hair, was last seen wearing a black hoody sweater with skulls, black pants and flip flops and has a red purse with her.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA16135577
Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 22, 2016
Location: KRISTI PL, KITCHENER, ON Canada

The Waterloo Regional Police Service is looking for the publics assistance in locating 15 year old Drena Falconer. Drena left her home in the Fairway and River Road area of Kitchener on June 23, 2016 and has not returned. Drena is described as a white female 49" 97 lbs Brown Hair Brown Eyes and a pierced upper lip. Police are concerned for Drenas well-being and anyone with information is asked to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 ext. 4499.

MVC FATALITY
Incident #: WA16138703
Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 27, 2016
Location: ARTHUR ST S and SAWMILL RD, EASTERN INTERSECTION WOOLWICH ON Canada

On Monday June 27, 2016 at approximately 10:59 am there was fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Highway 85 near Sawmill Rd, in the township of Woolwich. A Southbound SUV, being driven by a woman from Conestogo, drove into the side of a Northbound Truck, being driven by a man from Waterloo. The driver of the SUV was pronounced at the scene. The driver of the Truck was not injured. The cause of the collision is still under investigation. Hwy 85 was closed between Sawmill Rd and King St. Weather and alcohol are not factors in this collision.

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTICE (9-1-1 CALL)
Incident #: WA16013838
Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016
Incident Date: Jan 20, 2016
Location: MAPLE GROVE RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

At approximately 9pm on June 26 a victim called in that a young male threatened him with a pistol then fled the area. Detectives took over the investigation and learned that an imitation pistol was shown during a dispute. One youth suspect was charged with Weapons Dangerous. The original youth victim was charged with Uttering Threats.

INJURED/SICK PERSON
Incident #: WA16137643
Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 25, 2016
Location: FERGUS AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On June 25, 2016 at approximately 9:30 p.m. it is alleged that two adult male victims were assaulted in the downtown Kitchener area and police are investigating the disturbance. It is believed that this may have been a targeted incident. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service or Crime stoppers.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA16138861
Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 27, 2016
Location: FOUNTAIN ST N, WOOLWICH, ON Canada

On June 27th, 2016 a adult Kitchener male was arrested at the Region of Waterloo International Airport after attempting to board an international flight while carrying a prohibited weapon. The male was charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, carry a concealed weapon and weapons dangerous.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16135844
Publish Date: Jun 24, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 23, 2016
Location: BRIDGE ST and PUDDICOMBE RD, WILMOT ON Canada

On the evening of Thursday, the 24th of June 2016, the intersection of Bridge Street and Puddicombre Road in Wilmot Township was closed for several hours due to a collision between a pickup truck and motorcycle. At approximately 7:30 p.m., a 48 year old New Hamburg man was operating his 2015 Suzuki motorcycle southbound on Puddicombe Road. He was slowing down or at a full stop waiting to turn left onto Bridge Street, when he was rear-ended by a grey Ford F150 pickup truck being driven by a 32 year old female from Plattsville. The motorcycle rider suffered serious injuries and was air lifted to hospital. Police were on scene for several hours reconstructing the collision and ask anyone that saw the collision to call Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16136385
Publish Date: Jun 24, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 24, 2016
Location: KING ST E and FAIRWAY RD N, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Friday June 24th, 2016 at approximately 12:35 p.m., a collision took place at the intersection of Fairway Road and King Street, Kitchener. An eastbound motor vehicle collided with two southbound pedestrians within the crosswalk. The motor vehicle had the right of way and the pedestrians were facing a red light and a dont walk signal. The motor vehicle was driven by a 56 year old Kitchener resident. The two pedestrians both from Cambridge are 18 years old, and were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Any witnesses that police have not yet spoken to asked to call Traffic Services at 519-653-7700 ext 8857 as the investigation continues.

INDECENT ACT
Incident #: WA16133755
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 21, 2016
Location: PIONEER DR and DOON VILLAGE RD, KITCHENER ON Canada

On June 20th, 2016 between the hours of 3:25pm and 3:55pm a male was observed by students sitting naked on a folding chair, hiding behind a shrub in the Pioneer Drive area. He was described as a white, 30s, bald, with his brown shorts on the grass. Police are investigating this occurrence and anyone with further information is encouraged to contact police at 519-653-7700 x4499. Police are encouraging parents to speak to their children about safety while walking to and from school and any encounters out of the ordinary to be brought to an adults attention and call police at 519-653-7700 or 911.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16132475
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 19, 2016
Location: KRUG ST and BECKER ST, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Sunday, June 19th, 2016, at approximately 10:00 p.m., an unknown male suspect confronted a lone victim riding their bicycle on a trail near the area of Krug Street and Becker Street, in Kitchener. The suspect pulled out a small pocket knife and ordered the victim to surrender his bicycle. The victim complied and the suspect left the area while riding the bicycle heading east bound on Krug St towards Becker St. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall with a thin build, 23-25 years old, wearing a long sleeve black hoody, long pants. The bicycle is described as a men’s speed bike grey with purple lettering, the make is Tundra, and the model is Seragheti. It is in poor condition with non-functioning front brakes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Waterloo Regional Police Central Division at 519-653-7700 extension 4499.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16134319
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 22, 2016
Location: HIGHLAND RD E, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On June 22, 2016 at 1:05 a.m., a robbery occurred at the Big Bear convenience store on Highland Road East in Kitchener. Two males entered the store and one of them brandished a knife. The clerk was able to alert Police and the suspects immediately left. The clerk was uninjured. A search of the area by Police had negative results. Police are looking to identify the following individuals: 1. Male, white, 58", medium build, wearing black ski mask with oval shaped eye opening, black long sleeve jacket, and capri style pants, white socks, dark shoes. Suspect 2 described as: white male, blue bandana covering face. Anyone with any information is asked to call Police 519-650-8500 ext 4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA16135016
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 22, 2016
Location: MOOREGATE CRES, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:50 p.m., police responded to the area of Mooregate Crescent and Hazelglen Drive, Kitchener in response to gun shots. Police arrived on scene and located 3 blank casings in the parking lot of 15 Mooregate Crescent, Kitchener. A canvass of the area was conducted and several people heard the shots and advised a vehicle was observed leaving the parking lot shortly after the shots were fired. Police are asking for anyone with information regarding this occurrence please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 extension 6399.

SUSPECT APPREHENSION PURSUIT
Incident #: WA16133298
Publish Date: Jun 21, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 20, 2016
Location: HESPELER RD and BISHOP ST N, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On June 20, 2016, at 8:45 p.m., police pursued a stolen white pickup truck in Cambridge. The lone male occupant fled on foot and was arrested by police on Elgin Street North near Winter Avenue. A 26 year old male from St. George is facing multiple criminal charges including: fail to stop, possession of stolen property under $5000, possession of stolen property over $5000, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, breach of recognizance, breach of probation, use plate not authorized for motor vehicle, and drive while under suspension. The accused will be held for a show cause bail hearing. No one was injured or damage sustained as a result of the incident.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA16131893
Publish Date: Jun 21, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 18, 2016
Location: WATERLOO, Ontario Canada

The Waterloo Regional Police Service is requesting the publics assistance in locating a missing Waterloo man. Patrick "Ryan" LAVERY was last seen at his residence in Waterloo on Saturday June 18, 2016 at approximately 9:30 AM. Police would like to check the wellbeing of LAVERY. He is described as Male white, 58", 170 lbs and was last seen wearing a black baseball hat, glasses, black or orange shorts, a dark shirt, and Nike running shoes. If you have seen or had contact with LAVERY please contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 x8406.

MVC HIT AND RUN
Incident #: WA16130890
Publish Date: Jun 20, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 18, 2016
Location: FREDERICK ST and EDNA ST, KITCHENER ON Canada

On the 18th of June 2016, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a vehicle was travelling east along Edna Street and turned North onto Frederick Street, in the city of Kitchener. The vehicle, a 2000 GMC Sierra pickup, left the roadway, striking the curb on the west side of Frederick Street, colliding with a wooden utility pole. The truck sheared the pole and continued through a garden, a parking lot and impacted a support column for a building located at 460 Frederick Street. The driver fled the scene. Unsuccessful attempts were made to locate the male with the assistance of a K9 officer. There was evidence that the driver had been consuming alcohol in the vehicle and was travelling at a high rate of speed prior to the collision. The driver was believed to be injured in the collision. Police are looking to speak with the registered owner of the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call the Traffic Services Branch or Crimestoppers.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA16129723
Publish Date: Jun 20, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 16, 2016
Location: SECOND AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On June 16th, 2016 members of the Central Division Core team made several arrests after completing an investigation into ongoing drug trafficking. A male, 28, and female, 32, both from Kitchener were held pending a bail hearing both charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. A quanitity of cocaine and money was seized as a result of the ivestigation along with drug paraphernalia. Two other parties were also arrested and are facing other criminal and drug related offences.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA16129222
Publish Date: Jun 20, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 16, 2016
Location: SHANTZ LANE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

The Waterloo Regional Police Service is committed to public safety and increasing the quality of life for all citizens. As the result of an ongoing investigation, on June 16th, 2016 members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service executed a search warrant on Shantz Lane in the City of Kitchener. As a result of this investigation, Police have arrested and charged 5 adults (3 males and 2 females) all from Kitchener. One male and female were held in custody and will appear in Court on June 17th for charges related to drugs, weapons and breaches of court orders. The other arrested persons were released from custody and will appear in Court at a later date for charges related to drugs and weapons possession. Police seized prohibited weapons, heroin, methamphetamine and marihuana. The estimated value of the seized drugs is approximately $1500.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16132556
Publish Date: Jun 20, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 20, 2016
Location: JANSEN AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On June 20th, 2016 at approximately 12:30 a.m., three suspects attended a residence on Jansen Avenue in the City of Kitchener looking for property at the residence. One of the suspects brandished a firearm to the occupant of the residence, and the three suspects entered the residence. Police were called to the area, and located the three subjects nearby, arresting all three. A 33 year old female, a 24 and 44 year old males, all from Kitchener were arrest and face charges including robbery, break and enter, threats, drug and firearm charges. An imitation firearm was recovered on the female and a knife was located on the 44 year old male. They were all held for a bail hearing. There were no injuries sustained as a result of this incident.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16131042
Publish Date: Jun 20, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 18, 2016
Location: ERBS RD, WILMOT, ON

On Saturday June 18, 2016 at 6:40 a.m., a 20 year old Wilmot Township man was operating a minivan eastbound on Erbs Road in the Township of Wilmot. The minivan crossed the centre line striking a pick-up pulling a trailer. The minivan left the roadway rolling into the ditch causing considerable damage. The trailer and truck sustained substantial damage. The driver of the mini van was arrested for impaired driving and taken to hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The driver provided breath samples under the legal limit. The driver was charged for the offences of novice driver, blood alchohol above zero, careless driving and improper tires. Erbs Road was closed for a period of time to remove the motor vehicles. The driver of the truck was uninjured.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16130862
Publish Date: Jun 20, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 17, 2016
Location: LORRAINE AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Friday June 17, 2016 at approximately 11:45 p.m., two male suspects entered the Heritage Convenience store at 200 Lorraine Avenue, Kitchener and demanded cash from the clerk. The males were armed with knives. The suspects then fled on foot. A canine track was initiated but he suspects were not located. On Saturday June 18, 2016 at approximately 1:15 a.m. a second robbery took place at the Gino’s Pizza situated at 1405 Ottawa Street North in the City of Kitchener involving the same two suspects. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the register and the suspects again fled on foot. They are described as: 1 - male, light skin,wearing a black balaclava, blue sweater and running shoes. 2 - male, light skin, hoody, balaclava. Anyone with information is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-650-8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16131247
Publish Date: Jun 20, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 18, 2016
Location: WATER ST N and DAYTON ST, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On Saturday June 18th at approximately 12:30 p.m. Police investigated a collision at the intersection of Water Street North and Dayton Street in the city of Cambridge. The collision occurred when a Chevrolet sedan travelling southbound on Water Street struck a stopped Waterloo Regional Police SUV. The collision caused the officer, a 16 year member of the service to sustain minor injuries but did not require immediate medical attention. As a result of the investigation a 57 Elmira male was charged with careless driving and having improper tires. He was not injured.

MVC FATALITY
Incident #: WA16129708
Publish Date: Jun 17, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 16, 2016
Location: NORTHFIELD DR E and LINE 86, WOOLWICH ON Canada

On June 16th 2016, at approximately 4:46pm, a fatal motor vehicle collision took place along Northfield Drive East near Line 86 in the Township of Woolwich. The collision occurred after a motor vehicle crossed into the opposing lane of traffic and was struck by a dump truck. A 23 year old Elora male was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was taken to hospital and released with minor injuries. Speed of the deceased males motor vehicle is believed to have been a contributing factor in the collision. Drug and alcohol use are not considered to be a factor at this point in the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16129575
Publish Date: Jun 17, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 16, 2016
Location: KING ST E, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Thursday June 16, at approximately 2pm a man entered a CIBC bank on King St in Kitchener, and demanded money from a teller. using his smartphone. Weapons were not used and no one was injured. The man was last seen fleeing on King St. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call WRPS Central Division x4499 or Crimestoppers, 1-800-222-Tips (8477)

SEX OFFENCE
Incident #: WA16098929
Publish Date: Jun 16, 2016
Incident Date: May 10, 2014
Location: KITCHENER, ON Canada

On June 10th, 2016 as a result of an investigation, Reuben Lazar, 44, was charged with Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference regarding incidents which allegedly occurred between 2012 and 2014. Mr. Lazar is an administrator with the Waterloo Region School Board. Mr. Lazar was held for a bail hearing. He has subsequently been released and has a scheduled court date of July 7, 2016. The investigation continues and Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Youth Protection Unit at 519-653-7700 extension 6359.

THEFT UNDER $5000
Incident #: WA16128962
Publish Date: Jun 16, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 15, 2016
Location: OTTAWA ST S and FISCHER HALLMAN RD, KITCHENER ON Canada

On June 15th 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police responded to the intersection of Ottawa Street South and Fischer Hallman Road, Kitchener in regards to a purse theft. The 30 year old female victim agreed to transport the unknown suspect in her motor vehicle to a nearby plaza. Prior to arriving at the destination the male stated "sorry", grabbed the victims purse and exited the vehicle. The male removed cash from a wallet before dropping the purse on the ground. He then returned the wallet to the victim before running off with the cash. Police responded to the area and located the suspect at a nearby residence. All of the stolen cash was recovered and returned to the victim. Jamie Compton, 22 of Kitchener has been charged with theft under $5000 and possession of stolen property under $5000. There were no injuries as a result of the incident. Police are reminding the public to be cautious if choosing to transport unknown persons in their personal vehicles.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16126820
Publish Date: Jun 15, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 13, 2016
Location: DUNDAS ST N, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On Monday June 13, 2016, at 10:00am, an elderly female was robbed outside of the CIBC at 75 Dundas St N, Cambridge. After completing her transactions with the bank teller, the female victim was followed out of the bank by a male who was waiting in line. Once outside, the man violently took the womans purse, causing minor injuries to the victim. With the assistance of the public, police were able to locate and arrest the male as he was trying to flee the scene in a taxi. The purse containing all the money was returned to the victim. The 32 year old Cambridge man was charged with Robbery and a probation violation and was held for a bail hearing.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16127569
Publish Date: Jun 15, 2016
Incident Date: Jun 14, 2016
Location: KING ST N and WEBER ST N, SOUTHERN INTERSECTION WATERLOO ON Canada

On Tuesday June 14th, 2016 at 7:41am, a 15 year old female student was at the southeast corner of the intersection of Weber Street North and King Street North in Waterloo. A 44 year old male Waterloo resident was turning right from Weber Street to go southbound King Street in a grey Toyota Camry. The student began running northbound to cross Weber Street, against a Dont Walk signal and was struck by the Toyota. Region of Waterloo Emergency Medical Services attended and transported the student to a local hospital where her injuries were determined to be minor. There are no charges.

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