Major Incidents

Last Updated: Sunday May 29, 2016 3:00:00 PM

THEFT OVER $5000
Incident #: WA16087293
Publish Date: May 29, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 25, 2016
Location: RIVER RD E, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On April 25th 2016. at approximately 12:30 p.m. a theft took place in the parking lot of Chicopee Park Centre Plaza located at 1601 River Road East, Kitchener. Two male suspects approached the female victim in the parking lot. One suspect distracted the female while the second suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money from the vehicle. The suspects fled the scene in a motor vehicle that was waiting in the parking lot. The victim was not harmed during the theft. Suspect #1 is described as a white male of possibly European descent with darker skin, approximately 45-50 years old, heavy set, with no facial hair, a rounded face, rounded eyes, and dark short hair. He was last seen wearing a dark ball cap and a dark waist-length ball jacket. Suspect #2 is described as Male, Middle Eastern, 26-30 years of age, approximately 5’8” tall, Athletic build, black hair, full black beard, dark eyes, wide nose, round face, bushy eyebrows, darker olive skin tone. Anyone who recognizes the suspects from the composite images is requested to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service – Central Division Detectives at (519) 653-7700 x 4434 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA16109039
Publish Date: May 29, 2016
Incident Date: May 23, 2016
Location: MYERS RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

Over the Victoria Day long weekend unknown parties broke into 3 portables at Monsignor Doyle Catholic Secondary School at 185 Myers Road Cambridge. Extensive damage was done to the inside of all three portables. Fire extinguishers were set off, small fires were lit and the rooms were ransacked. The damage was discovered today by a citizen who reported it to police. Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police Service 519-653-7700 extension 2299.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16113661
Publish Date: May 29, 2016
Incident Date: May 28, 2016
Location: GREENFIELD RD, NORTH DUMFRIES, ON Canada N1R 5S5

On May 28, 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m., a 40 year old Cambridge man was involved in a motorcycle collision in a field near Beke Rd in the township of North Dumfries. The man was operating a 2006 Honda 450 off-road motorcycle in the field for recreational purposes when he lost control and sustained serious injuries. Emergency services responded to the area of the accident. The male was transported to Hamilton General Hospital via air ambulance. Waterloo Regional Police Service are continuing their investigation of the accident.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON
Incident #: WA16113469
Publish Date: May 29, 2016
Incident Date: May 28, 2016
Location: PRINCESS ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On Saturday May 28, 2016, at approximately 1:40 pm, a 12 year old female was walking on Bismark Drive in the city of Cambridge when she was approached by an older male in a black minivan. The male offered her water and tried to convince her that she needed to take water from him. She began running and the vehicle left the area. Police searched the area with negative results. Police are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident call 519-650-8500 or Crime Stoppers.

FIRE
Incident #: WA16111660
Publish Date: May 29, 2016
Incident Date: May 26, 2016
Location: WEBER ST N, WOOLWICH, WOOLWICH ON Canada

On Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 1:36 pm, several Fire Departments from Woolwich Township and Waterloo Regional Police Service responded to a fire at the St. Jacobs Farmers Market located at 878 Weber Street North, St. Jacobs, in Woolwich Township. A roofing crew had been repairing the roof to the main building and were using a roofing torch. As a result, an accidental fire was started causing extensive damage to the main market area. The adjacent Ontario Livestock Exchange also sustained water damage. There were no injuries as a result of the fire and no livestock were harmed.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16112969
Publish Date: May 29, 2016
Incident Date: May 27, 2016
Location: UNIVERSITY AVE W and PHILLIP ST, WATERLOO ON Canada

On Friday May 27, 2016 at 11:06 p.m. a 19 year old male University of Waterloo student was struck by a car while crossing University Avenue West at Phillip Street, in Waterloo. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was air lifted to Hamilton General Hospital. The driver of the car, a 22 year old male University of Waterloo student, was not injured. Waterloo Regional Police Service North Division Patrol, and Traffic Branch attended the scene of the collision and spoke with a number of witnesses. The Investigation is continuing, anyone who witnessed the incident and did not speak with police is asked to call the Traffic Branch at 519-653-7700 x8856, or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS. Police would also like to remind both drivers and pedestrians to make sure they follow the direction of traffic lights and crosswalk signals.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16113020
Publish Date: May 29, 2016
Incident Date: May 27, 2016
Location: CAROLINE ST S and WILLIS WAY, WATERLOO ON Canada

On Friday May 27, 2016 at approximately 11:50 p.m., a 28 yr old male was crossing Caroline Street South by William Street West, in Waterloo. A Grand River transit bus had been stopped for traffic at that location. The male stumbled and fell onto the roadway as the transit bus started moving forward. The transit bus ran over the males leg. The male suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was transported to Grand River hospital. The investigation is continuing, and charges are pending. Police are looking for anyone who witnessed this motor vehicle collision to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service Traffic Branch at (519)653-7700 Ext. 8856, or to call Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16110461
Publish Date: May 26, 2016
Incident Date: May 25, 2016
Location: LESTER ST, Bld: B, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On Wednesday May 25th 2016 at approximately 1:30 a.m., in the area of Hickory St. and Lester St. in the City of Waterloo, a 20 year old male was accosted by three unknown males at the rear of an apartment building. The males were seen exiting a grey or silver, older model sedan. One of the males brandished a knife and demanded the victim`s wallet and phone. No injuries occurred as a result. Police are looking to identify three males. The males were described as: Male 1 - black, 60, full beard, wearing a dark coloured hoodie, dark blue jeans. Male 2 - white, 60, wearing white t-shirt, light blue jeans, and a short gold necklace. Male 3 - black, 510, wearing a black hoodie with zipper, earrings and a hat. Police are requesting anyone with information regarding this crime call North Division at 519-650-8500 ext. 6399 or Crime Stoppers.

FIRE
Incident #: WA16110488
Publish Date: May 25, 2016
Incident Date: May 25, 2016
Location: HESPELER RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

Overnight on May 25, 2016 , police allege an adult male attended two businesses on Hespeler Road in Cambridge. While at the locations, the man entered and damaged approximately 25 vehicles and set two fires. The fires were extinguished after several vehicles were damaged. The male was located and arrested in the area and is facing several arson charges as well as multiple criminal charges for damaging and stealing from motor vehicles. The damage is estimated at approximately $55,000.00.

ABDUCTION
Incident #: WA16108270
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Incident Date: May 22, 2016
Location: BRIDGE ST, WILMOT, ON Canada

On Sunday May 22, 2016, at approximately 9:45 am, a 12 year old girl was standing on a sidewalk on Bridge Street in the town of New Dundee. She observed a male described as white, approximately 60 years old, grey hair, wearing a ball hat, shorts and a short sleeved shirt walking along the sidewalk. The girl greeted the male and the male placed his hand on her elbow and asked if she wanted to walk with him. The girl refused, walked away from the male and told an adult nearby. It is believed the male was driving a small black car. Police are investigating the incident and are looking to speak with the male. Anyone with more information is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 ext 8674 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

ARREST
Incident #: WA16100169
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Incident Date: May 12, 2016
Location: CAROLINE ST N, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On May 12, 2016, Waterloo Regional Police Break and Enter Unit arrested a 60 year old male for five counts of Break, Enter and Theft at an apartment building on Caroline Street in the City of Waterloo. Through investigation it was determined that the superintendent, Phillip Warrington had allegedly entered numerous units in the apartment building over a four year period removing various items including cash. The investigation continues and police are requesting anyone who has been a victim of similar circumstances in the building to please contact Waterloo Regional Police Break and Enter Team at 519-653-7700 extension 6363. The male was held for a bail hearing.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16108875
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Incident Date: May 23, 2016
Location: VANIER DR and SIEBERT AVE, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Monday May 23rd, 2016 at approximately 2:00 a.m., at the intersection of Vanier Drive and Siebert Avenue, in the City of Kitchener, a 17 year old male was accosted by 2 unknown males who exited a black SUV. One of the males brandished a machete and they demanded all personal property. No injuries occurred to the male at the time of the robbery and personal property was taken. Police are looking to identify 2 males described as: 1 - Black, skinny wearing a sleeveless red basketball jersey 2 - Brown, medium build, dread locks Police are requesting anyone with information regarding this crime call Central Division at 519-653-7700 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16107722
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Incident Date: May 21, 2016
Location: HIGHLAND RD W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at approximately 3:10 p.m., a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles occurred near 1541 Highland Road West in the City of Kitchener. A Honda CVR being driven by a 69 year old Kitchener woman was travelling east on Highland Road West towards Ira Needles Boulevard. A Toyota Corolla driven by a 72 year old Kitchener male was facing east on the shoulder of Highland Road West when the driver attempted to do a U-turn in order to travel west. The Honda CRV hit the Toyota Corolla on the drivers side. Both vehicles suffered severe damage. The female driver of the Honda CRV was taken to St. Marys hospital with minor injuries. The male driver of the Corolla was taken to Grand River Hospital but was later transferred to Hamilton General Hospital with serious injuries. The investigation is continuing. Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police Traffic Services at 519-650-8500 Ext. 8793.

SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
Incident #: WA16104808
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Incident Date: May 18, 2016
Location: BINGEMANS CENTRE DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Wednesday May 18th, 2016, a total of 23 officers from Waterloo Regional Police, Guelph Police, Aylmer Police and OPP took part in a Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Initiative on both Bingemans Center Drive in Kitchener and Fountain Street North, Woolwich Township. During this 5 hours initiative a total of 104 commercial motor vehicles were stopped and inspected for compliance with their documentation and the safety of their equipment and loads. As a result there was 24 vehicles placed out of service, 6 sets of license plates removed and 92 charges issued. Common violations were defective braking systems, improper tires, insecure loads, over weight vehicles and not having valid annual inspections. Police continue to focus on road safety and encourage drivers and owners maintain their vehicles for road worthiness.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA16108188
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Incident Date: May 22, 2016
Location: WOOLLEY ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On May 22nd, 2016, at approximately 5:20 a.m., Waterloo Regional Police responded to the report of gun shots in the area of Woolley Street, in the City of Cambridge. Through investigation it was determined that 3 bullets were lodged in the door of an apartment building. Police are seeking assistance from the community in identifying the persons responsible for this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact South Division Detectives at extension 2299 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16106733
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Incident Date: May 20, 2016
Location: UNIVERSITY AVE E and PASTERN TRAIL, WATERLOO ON Canada

On Friday May 20, 2016 at 11:25 a.m., a black 2012 Honda Pilot SUV which was eastbound on University Avenue East at Pastern Trail, changed lanes striking a red 2015 Honda motorcycle. The 71 year old rider went off the roadway and struck a large wooden fence. He was transported to hospital with serious injuries. The fifty year old SUV driver from Waterloo was not injured. The Waterloo Regional Police Traffic Branch investigated the matter and charged the 50 year old Waterloo man with Changing Lanes-not in safety under the Highway Traffic Act. Waterloo Regional Police are asking the public to pay extra attention for motorcycles now that the nice weather is here.

THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE
Incident #: WA16092837
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 30, 2016
Location: FRANKLIN BLVD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

Members of the South Division Break and Enter Team have arrested a 39 year Cambridge man in connection with the theft of a Bobcat Loader that was taken from a commercial property in the Cambridge area three weeks ago. On May 18, 2016, a Criminal Code Search Warrant was executed at a residence in Breslau where the Bobcat Loader was recovered in addition a large amount of stolen property including; two vehicles, a motorcycle, and construction equipment. The value of the property seized is estimated to be in excess of $100,000. The accused is facing multiple charges that include theft over $5000, possession of stolen goods and breach of court order. He was held in custody for a bail hearing. Waterloo Regional Police would like to thank the public for their assistance with this investigation and anyone with additional information is being asked to call us at 519-653-7700, ext. 2299 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

PREVIOUS SUMMARY or SUMMARIES:

Published: May 3 2016 7:44AM
On Saturday, April 30th at approximately 4:30 a.m., two suspects stole a Bobcat loader from the Tim Hortons parking lot at 235 Franklin Blvd in Cambridge. The suspects arrived in a white pickup truck with a black, low-style box and towing a 5th wheel trailer. A short time later, one of the suspects started the Bobcat, which was parked near the drive-thru and drove it onto the trailer. The value of the stolen property is approximately $75,000. Anyone with information is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police or Crimestoppers.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16108254
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Incident Date: May 22, 2016
Location: SANDHILLS RD and BRIDGE ST, WILMOT ON Canada

On Sunday May 22, 2016 at 9:25 a.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred at Bridge Street and Sandhills Road in the Township of Wilmot. A Chevrolet van was travelling westbound on Bridge Street as a Subaru was travelling northbound on Sandhills Road. The Subaru station wagon failed to yield to the Chevrolet van which had the right of way. Both vehicles collided in the intersection causing the van to roll twice off the roadway. The 45 year old Kitchener man driving the Subaru station wagon was transported to hospital with minor injuries. The 45 year old Tavistock man driving the Chevrolet van went to hospital as a precaution with minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

PROACTIVE INITIATIVE/PROJECT
Incident #: WA16106759
Publish Date: May 23, 2016
Incident Date: May 20, 2016
Location: MOWAT BLVD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On May 20, 2016, Police located a stolen Honda CRV on Mowat Boulevard in the City of Kitchener. Three adult females were arrested after attempting to flee the scene. A police vehicle sustained minor damage during the incident. No injuries were sustained by the suspects or officers. The three females aged 20,19 and 19 are all residents of the Region of Waterloo and were all held for a bail hearing. The vehicle was stolen from Perth County a week ago.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA16101317
Publish Date: May 17, 2016
Incident Date: May 3, 2016
Location: HERRGOTT RD, WELLESLEY, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police Service is seeking assistance to locate Ashley INDER, 31, of Kitchener. Ashley was last seen on May 8, 2016 in Kitchener, and is a white female, 5’3” with an average build. She has long brown hair, usually in a ponytail and blue eyes. If you see Ashley, or have any information about her whereabouts, please contact Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 or Waterloo Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

SUSPICIOUS PERSON
Incident #: WA16103006
Publish Date: May 17, 2016
Incident Date: May 15, 2016
Location: BELMONT AVE W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On May 15th 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m., two males were observed going door to door in the Belmont/Highland area in the city of Kitchener. Both males knocked on doors, an advised home owners that they were required to enter the residence to ensure their water pipes in the basement were to code. Police are reminding the public to not allow anyone into their residence they do not know and to report any suspicious behavior immediately.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA16100950
Publish Date: May 17, 2016
Incident Date: May 13, 2016
Location: OTTAWA ST S, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On May 13th, 2016, Members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at a Ottawa Street South residence in Kitchener. The Warrant was executed with the assistance of the Guelph Police Tactical Unit. Four people were arrested at the residence. Police seized quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, morphine and marihuana along with other property including prohibited weapons and replica firearms. The four individuals are facing a total of 35 charges. They were all held for bail hearings.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA16103130
Publish Date: May 17, 2016
Incident Date: May 15, 2016
Location: WELLINGTON ST N, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On May 15, 2016 at 11:50 p.m., police responded to the Woodside National Historic Site on Wellington Street in the city of Kitchener. 11 sets of windows and doors were broken by an unknown person. Officers responded and conducted a search of the area. Anyone having information relating to this incident are encouraged to call Waterloo Regional Police at 519 653 7700 ext 6399 or Crimestoppers at 1 800 222 TIPS.

FRAUD - GENERAL
Incident #: WA16102737
Publish Date: May 17, 2016
Incident Date: Feb 1, 2016
Location: BANKSIDE DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Recently Waterloo Regional Police Service had received several online dating complaints targeting senior citizens. The suspects are based abroad, mostly in Africa pretending to be European professionals working there. The suspects befriend victims on various international dating websites such as Zoosk and Match.com. After gaining trust, the suspects will tell the victims some kind of tragic story and they would ask the victims to send over money. Victims have lost large amount of money. Police advise the public to be cautious when using online dating sites; when people ask for money online, refuse.

ARREST
Incident #: WA16102256
Publish Date: May 17, 2016
Incident Date: May 14, 2016
Location: FREDERICK ST, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Sunday May 15, 2016, members of the Central Division C.O.R.E. located a stolen motor vehicle that had been used in numerous shoplifting occurrences throughout the Region of Waterloo. Three male parties were located in a residence nearby and arrested for numerous offences. The investigation is continuing and further charges may be laid.

ARREST
Incident #: WA16099587
Publish Date: May 17, 2016
Incident Date: May 11, 2016
Location: STRASBURG RD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On May 11, 2016 a 27 year old male was arrested in the area of Strasburg Road in Kitchener for Break, Enter and Theft, three counts of Theft under $5000, two counts of Possession of a Stolen Credit Card and 16 counts of Use Stolen Credit Card. The investigation was related to a Break and Enter Investigation that occurred in Woolwich Township on April 29, 2016, where the two males entered a residence and went through an unlocked vehicle in the garage stealing a purse containing two credit cards. The credit cards were then used at to purchase merchandise at various commercial businesses throughout the Kitchener area. The 27 year old male was held for a show cause hearing on the substantive charges of Break and Enter, Theft under $5000 x 3, Possession of Stolen Credit Cards x 2, Use stolen credit cards x 16, Possession of Break In Tools, Possession of a Controlled Substance (marihuana) and Possession of Stolen Property under $5000. A warrant is being requested for the 25 year old male the above mention charges. Investigation is continuing as there are several victims outstanding. Further charges are expected. Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police Break and Enter Unit at 519 650 8500 Ext. 6366

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16103272
Publish Date: May 17, 2016
Incident Date: May 16, 2016
Location: WOOLWICH ST S and FOUNTAIN ST N, WOOLWICH ON Canada

On Monday May 16, 2016 at approximately 8:45am a motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Fountain Street and Woolwich Street South, in Woolwich Township. A white Ford Taurus driven by a 73 year old Cambridge man was struck by a transport truck driven by a 64 year old Ethel man. The truck was travelling east bound on Fountain Street when the Ford turned from Woolwich Street directly in front of the truck. The truck struck the Ford causing it to spin off the roadway. The driver of the Ford was transported to Grand River hospital via ambulance and was later transported to an out of town hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Ford was charged with Fail to Yield to traffic on a through Highway.

VEHICLE / PLATE SEIZURE
Incident #: WA16101662
Publish Date: May 17, 2016
Incident Date: May 13, 2016
Location: MAPLE GROVE RD and BOXWOOD DR, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On Friday May 13th, 2016 at 11:30 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police stopped a male travelling eastbound at 130 km/hr in a posted 70 km/hr zone on Maple Grove Road in the city of Cambridge. The 32 year old Kitchener resident was charged with stunt driving, speeding and a document offence under the Highway Traffic Act. The car was seized and impounded for seven days under Ontarios Vehicle Impoundment Program.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16101764
Publish Date: May 17, 2016
Incident Date: May 14, 2016
Location: HOMER WATSON BLVD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, at approximately 2:05 a.m., an unidentified male attended the Tim Hortons located at 2420 Homer Watson Boulevard in the City of Kitchener. The male waited until all customers had exited the store then approached the counter employee and claimed he had a gun. The employee handed over cash. The male ran out of the restaurant. A K9 search of the area was conducted, although unsuccessful. The employee was not physically injured as a result of the incident. The suspect is described as a white, early-mid 20s, short blonde hair, a white ballcap, and a white t-shirt with blue stripes. Anyone with information is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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