Major Incidents

Last Updated: Thursday October 23, 2014 8:25 AM

THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE
Incident #: WA14241941
Publish Date: Oct 23, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 22, 2014
Location: UNION BLVD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On October 22, 2014 at approximately 5:45pm, Waterloo Regional Police began an investigation after receiving a report that motor vehicle had been stolen from a business parking lot near Union and King Streets in Kitchener. Over the next 30 minutes there were several dangerous driving complaints received involving the stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle, a Cadillac CTS, was eventually located in a parking lot on Westwood Drive in Kitchener by police. An officer approached the car and located a male in the driver’s seat. During an attempted arrest, the suspect began ramming a police cruiser and a retaining wall, striking the officer. After ramming several vehicles, the suspect managed to escape and abandoned the vehicle in a nearby parking lot. With the assistance of several witnesses the suspect was located inside an apartment building and taken into custody. There were no significant injuries to the involved officer. A 40 year old Kitchener male of no fixed address has been arrested and held for a bail hearing facing charges of Theft of Motor Vehicle, Possession over $5000, Dangerous Driving, Criminal Drive Suspend, Fail to Remain, Aggravated Assault with a weapon on a Police Officer. The Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to thank the many citizens who assisted police in this investigation for their help. Anyone with further information is requested to contact investigators at 519-653-7700 x 6355.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14241260
Publish Date: Oct 22, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 21, 2014
Location: QUEEN ST W, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

The Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to issue a correction. The correct name of the store that was robbed is the Little Shop Stop. We offer our apologies to Little Short Stop stores for naming them incorrectly. The correction has been made in the inital summary that was released earlier today.

PREVIOUS SUMMARY or SUMMARIES:

Published: Oct 22 2014 11:01AM
Waterloo Regional Police are investigating a robbery at the Little Shop Stop convenience store located at 27 Queen Street West in the city of Cambridge. On October 21, 2014 at approximately 9:10 pm a male allegedly took merchandise from the store and assaulted the employee prior to fleeing the scene on foot. The male is described as White, 5’10”, medium build, and wearing a red/black plaid shirt, jeans, dark shoes, and black ski mask. Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact South Division at 519-650-8500 Ext. 2299 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

THREATENING
Incident #: WA14241005
Publish Date: Oct 21, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 21, 2014
Location: KING ST W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

At approximately 2:45 p.m. a male entered Kitchener City Hall and made threats. Police responded and city hall was placed in a lock down. At that time it was believed the male had left the building but as a precaution the canine unit assisted in a thorough search. During this time the male was located a short distance away by an off duty police officer. The suspect has been arrested for uttering threats and the investigation is continuing. We would like to thank our community partners and local businesses for their assistance in bringing this incident to a timely conclusion.

ABDUCTION
Incident #: WA14240428
Publish Date: Oct 21, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 20, 2014
Location: PARKSIDE DR, WATERLOO, ON Canada

As a result of the ongoing investigation, police have now identified the persons involved in this incident as members of the same family. All are safe and unharmed. Investigators wish to thank the media and public for their assistance.

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Published: Oct 21 2014 8:09AM
On October 20, 2014 at approximately 6:30 PM the Waterloo Regional Police Service received a report of a possible abduction in the area of 527 Parkside Drive in Waterloo. Witnesses reported hearing screaming and then observing a male and female confronting another female on the side of the road. The male and female then carried the 2nd female to a waiting vehicle. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Parkside Drive with all 3 parties in the vehicle. The vehicle is described as an older style white Dodge Ram single cab pickup truck with a full 8 foot box. The following descriptions about the vehicle occupants were obtained by investigators: #1 - Male, 40's, 6', brown hair - slightly longer at the back and a moustache, blue jeans #2 - Female, white, 35-40 - 5'6", 130 lbs, blond hair with a suit jacket and skirt (business attire) The female who was allegedly abducted is described as, White, brown hair, 14-16 years, slender 100-120 lbs. Police have canvassed the area with negative results. Information from witnesses leads investigators to believe that the parties may be known to one another. Anyone with information is asked to contact General Division Detectives at 519-653-7700 x 6355 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

ARREST
Incident #: WA14237844
Publish Date: Oct 20, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 17, 2014
Location: KING ST W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Friday, October 17, 2014 Waterloo Regional Police patrol officers arrested a 33year old male on numerous Canada Wide warrants. Alexander CAMPBELL of Chilliwack, British Columbia was arrested on charges of Assault, Uttering Threats and Breaching a Recognizance. Abbotsford Police Service were notified of CAMPBELL's arrest and attended Waterloo Region to transport CAMPBELL back to British Columbia.

IMPAIRED DRIVER
Incident #: WA14239152
Publish Date: Oct 20, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 19, 2014
Location: GUERIN AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Sunday, October 19th 2014, at approximately 1:33a.m., Waterloo Regional Police Service were called to Guerin Avenue, Kitchener after a motor vehicle struck a utility pole. Upon arrival, the driver was arrested for a suspected alcohol offence. The driver, a 36 year old male Kitchener resident was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Over 80 and Dangerous Driving. The involved motor vehicle was severely damaged. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. The supply of electricty in the collision area was disrupted for a period of time.

GRAFFITI
Incident #: WA14239254
Publish Date: Oct 20, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 19, 2014
Location: WILLOW WOOD DR, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On October 19, 2014, between the hours of 3:00am and 6:00am, the area of Laurelwood, in the city of Waterloo was vandalized. Members of the community reported approximately 25 occurrences of graffiti on vehicles, garage doors, and driveways. The suspects used black spray paint to draw genitalia and vandalizing symbols. Much of the spray paint was cleaned up by property owners; however there was permanent damage to some properties, to which the dollar amount has yet to be determined. There are no suspects at this time. The investigation will be continued by General Division Detectives. Anyone with suspect information, please contact Waterloo Regional Police Service, North Division: (519) 653-7700 ext 6399 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Police are reminding homeowners to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

MVC HIT AND RUN
Incident #: WA14239700
Publish Date: Oct 20, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 19, 2014
Location: STRASBURG RD and SELKIRK DR, KITCHENER ON Canada

On October 19th 2014, at approximately 8pm, two motor vehicles were westbound on Strasburg Rd in the city of Kitchener. While attempting to overtake, one vehicle sideswiped the other vehicle. Both vehicles pulled over, at which time a passenger in the passing vehicle made allegedly threatened the driver of the passed vehicle.The driver of the passing vehicle then reversed into the second vehicle, and drove off at a high rate of speed. Police later located the passing vehicle at a Kitchener residence. The driver fled on foot and is still outstanding.The passenger, a thirty-seven year old Kitchener male was arrested and charged with uttering death threats. No one received any injuries as a result of this incident. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call WRPS Central Division 519-653-7700 x 4499.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14239598
Publish Date: Oct 20, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 19, 2014
Location: MOSER YOUNG RD, WELLESLEY, ON Canada

On Sunday October 19th, 2014 at approximately 4:37pm, a single motor vehicle collision occurred on Moser Young Road in Wellesley Township. The vehicle lost control and struck a culvert. The 22 year old female driver from Toronto was air lifted to Hamilton with serious injuries. The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing.

ASSAULT
Incident #: WA14219285
Publish Date: Oct 16, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 25, 2014
Location: KING ST N, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On Wednesday, October 15th 2014 a 19 year old Waterloo resident was arrested and charged with two counts of Assault with a Weapon, two counts of Assault Cause Bodily Harm and Weapons Dangerous. The arrest and charges are in connection with an assault that took place during a fight outside a Waterloo bar on September 25th 2014.

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Published: Sep 25 2014 1:20PM
Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on September 25, 2014 a physical confrontation occurred between two groups of males outside of Phil’s Grandsons’ bar in Waterloo. A male suspect is believed to have used an edged weapon to inflict non-life threatening injuries to two adult males during the altercation. They were treated in hospital and released. Detectives continue to investigate this incident and anyone with information about this incident is requested to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 ext. 6399 or Crime Stoppers.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA14236502
Publish Date: Oct 16, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 16, 2014
Location: WALKER ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada N3C 2C5

In connection with an ongoing investigation into illegal drugs and drug activity, police arrested three Cambridge residents during the early evening hours of October 15, 2014. Quantities of crack cocaine and cocaine powder were seized incident to their arrests. Subsequently, police executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a Walker St.Cambridge residence. Further quantities of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marihuana and prescription pills were seized from inside the residence. As a result of the investigation, a 53 year old female, and two males, 58 and 55 years, were charged. The charges include possession and trafficking offences.

ARREST
Incident #: WA14235513
Publish Date: Oct 15, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 14, 2014
Location: KING ST E, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Oct 14, 2014 at approximately 8:00pm police attended a motel in the area of King St E and Fairway Rd Kitchener. During the investigation an 18 and 21 year old female were arrested on the strength of outstanding warrants. A 22 year old male was also arrested in relation to a theft that occurred earlier that day. Police seized a small amount of crystal meth, pepper spray, multiple knives and a crossbow from the unit where the parties were arrested. The 22 year old male is being held for a bail hearing facing charges of theft and possession under $5000.00, The two females are also being held for a bail hearing on the strength of their warrants.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14232458
Publish Date: Oct 14, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 10, 2014
Location: BELMONT AVE W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police are investigating a robbery at the C & J convenience store located at 427 Belmont Avenue West in the city of Kitchener. On October 10, 2014 just after 9pm, a female took merchandise from the store and assaulted the staff prior to fleeing the scene on foot. The female is described as White, approximately 20 years, 5’4", thin build with brown hair. Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact North Division 519 650 8500 ext. 6399 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

FIRE
Incident #: WA14232702
Publish Date: Oct 14, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 11, 2014
Location: GLENDALE RD and EAST AVE, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Saturday October 11,2014 approximately 230am police responded to investigate what appeared to be an intentional fire and mischief to construction equipment in the area of East Ave and Glendale in Kitchener. Two young men were seen in the area at the time of the fire and anyone who may have information is asked to call police at 519-653-7700 Ext 4499 or crime stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14233714
Publish Date: Oct 14, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 12, 2014
Location: OVERLAND DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Over the weekend suspects gained entry to the fenced compound and in turn to the warehouse and offices of two businesses on Overland Drive in the City of Kitchener. A number of vending machines were entered and a small of cashe taken. If anyone has any information in relation to this incident they are requested to contact Central Division of the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-650-8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14234741
Publish Date: Oct 14, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 13, 2014
Location: BISHOP ST N and FRANKLIN BLVD, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On October 13th, 2014 at approximately 9:23 PM, a 3 vehicle motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and Bishop Street North in the city of Cambridge. A green GMC SUV driven by an 83 year old Burford man was travelling south on Franklin Boulevard. A white Toyota SUV driven by a 50 year old Cambridge male was driving north on Franklin Boulevard and attempted to turn left onto Bishop Street North. The collision caused the Toyota to strike a Nissan pickup truck which was stopped on Bishop Street North. The Nissan truck sustained minor damage. As a result of the investigation, the 83 year old driver of the GMC SUV was charged with failing to stop for a red light. Any witnesses to this collision are encouraged to contact Waterloo Regional Police Service Traffic Services branch at 519-650-8500 Ext 8793.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14231845
Publish Date: Oct 10, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 10, 2014
Location: MANITOU DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On October 10th, 2014 at approximately 8:06am, a motor vehicle collision involving three vehicles occurred on Manitou Drive in Kitchener. A tractor-trailer combination unit was travelling west on Manitou Drive towards Homer Watson Boulevard. A Honda motor vehicle was also travelling west. The tractor-trailer, driving in the left lane attempted to change to the right lane to go around a slow moving vehicle when its right front corner hit the Honda. After this impact, the Honda spun out of control into the east bound lanes where it was struck by an eastbound Acura. The driver of the Honda, a 33 year old Kitchener male, was taken to Grand River Hospital by ambulance with significant but non life threatening injuries. The other two drivers involved were not injured. As a result of the investigation, the driver of the tractor-trailer, a 49 year old Kitchener male has been charged with making an unsafe lane change. Manitou drive was closed between Wabanaki Drive and Homer Watson Boulevard for approximately four hours. Anyone who witnessed this collision is encourage to contact Waterloo Regional Police Traffic Services at 519-650-8500 Ext. 8793.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14158984
Publish Date: Oct 10, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 14, 2014
Location: CAPTAIN MCCALLUM DR, WILMOT, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate several residential entries that occurred between mid-July to mid-August and are asking for the public's help to identify a female captured on security camera video. Several incidents ocurred to residences in Wilmot Township, Stratford, and surrounding OPP Regions, in which homes were entered through windows. Mostly cash and purses were targeted. Anyone recognizing the female depicted in the attached images is asked to contact detectives at Central Division 519 650 8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

PROPERTY DAMAGE
Incident #: WA14231787
Publish Date: Oct 10, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 10, 2014
Location: OTTAWA ST N, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Friday October 10, 2014 at approximately 3:00am members of Waterloo Regional Police Service responded to a car dealership at 130 Ottawa Street N in the city of Kitchener for a mischief report. Three male suspects were reported to be causing damage to motor vehicles. The damage is estimated at approximately $3000. Responding officers observed the three males, who fled when police attempted to speak with them. With assistance from the canine unit all three male suspects were arrested. Police are also investigating a report of an assault on a male and involving the three suspects in the mischief incident. The assault victim was not injured. Three Kitchener males, 18, 19, 20 years have been charged with trespassing, assault and mischief. One male faces additional charges of assault and resisting arrest.

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