Major Incidents

Last Updated: Friday July 3, 2015 8:46 AM

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA15138863
Publish Date: Jul 3, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 30, 2015
Location: SOUTHILL DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Colton Klein-King has been located and is safe. Police would like to thank the community and the media for their assistance.

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Published: Jul 2 2015 1:34PM
Waterloo Regional Police are requesting the assistance of the public in locating Colton Klein-King. Klein-King is a 16 year old Caucasian male, 5”8 in height, approximately 145lbs, with shaggy light brown hair. KLEIN-KING was last seen on June 29, 2015, wearing a black t-shirt with gold logo, khaki pants, red and white shoes, a black baseball cap, and black rimmed glasses. Police would like to check on his wellbeing. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 ext 4499.

PUBLIC MISCHIEF
Incident #: WA15139643
Publish Date: Jul 3, 2015
Incident Date: Jul 1, 2015
Location: KING ST W, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On July 01, 2015 the Waterloo Regional Police Service was contacted regarding a missing five year old child at the Canada Day celebration at Riverside Park in Cambridge. Numerous police officers and concerned citizens responded in an attempt at locating the missing child. Through investigation it was learned that the complainant had fabricated the incident. A 25 year old Cambridge female has been arrested and charged with Public Mischief. Waterloo Regional Police would like to thank all of the concerned citizens who assisted in the attempt at locating the missing child.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA15082969
Publish Date: Jul 2, 2015
Incident Date: Sep 13, 2013
Location: MARGARET AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance for any information that will lead to the current whereabouts of a missing Kitchener man. Charles Edward Gary BARTON, 74 years old, was last seen in Kitchener in September 2013. Mr. BARTON is described as a white male, 6’2”, 181 pounds, short, curly grey hair. Police are seeking to locate and check on his well-being. Anyone having information is asked to call police at 519-650-8500 Ext. 8666.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA15138770
Publish Date: Jul 2, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 30, 2015
Location: HORNING DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada N2K 1H6

On June 30th, 2015, as a result of an ongoing investigation, members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service Drug Branch arrested and charged a 36 year old male with trafficking marihuana, 3 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and production of cannabis resin. A second male has been charged with possession of a controlled substance. The estimated street value of the controlled substances seized was $ 24,440.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA15139326
Publish Date: Jul 2, 2015
Incident Date: Jul 1, 2015
Location: WEBER ST E, KITCHENER, ON Canada

The Waterloo Regional Police Service is dedicated to crime prevention and increasing the quality of life for all citizens in the Region. As a result of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking and stolen property in the Region of Waterloo members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service executed search warrants at 3 rooms located with a Weber St. E. motel in Kitchener. Two adult males and two adult females from Kitchener were arrested. Police seized heroin, methamphetamine, marihuana, prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, approximately $5000 cash, replica firearm, ammunition, knives, stolen identity documents, and suspected stolen tools. Three persons have been held for bail harings on drug related offences, possession of stolen property, careless storage of ammunition. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is $5700.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA15139640
Publish Date: Jul 2, 2015
Incident Date: Jul 1, 2015
Location: KING ST W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On July 1, 2015, at approximately 11:00 p.m. police were called to a disturbance in the area of King and Water Street in the city of Kitchener. As a result, a 31 year old Kitchener man was transported to hospital with an injury from an edged weapon. The victim remains in hospital, and current information indicates that he is expected to survive. At this time, investigators do not believe this was a random attack and are looking into the possibility that the victim had prior interaction with the assailant(s) at a local bar. Police are requesting that anyone who witnessed the incident to call Detectives at 519-650-8500- Ext 4499 or provide anonymous information to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA15137544
Publish Date: Jun 29, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 29, 2015
Location: BELMONT AVE W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police are actively investigating a break and enter into a construction site in the area of Belmont and Gage in the City of Kitchener. Suspects stole a large quantity of copper wire at this location. If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact North Divisional Detectives at 519-650-8500 Ext 6399 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

MVC HIT AND RUN
Incident #: WA15134281
Publish Date: Jun 29, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 24, 2015
Location: KING ST E and FAIRWAY RD S, KITCHENER ON Canada

On June 24th, 2015, a 24 year old Kitchener man was arrested trafficking in stolen property. During the arrest a 35 year old Kitchener man operating a stolen pick-up truck drove at a police vehicle. A Waterloo Regional Police officer was struck by the vehicle and sustained minor injuries. The 35 year old male was later arrested and charged with a number of offenses including assaulting a peace officer, dangerous driving, possession of a stolen vehicle, trafficking in stolen property and various other offences. As a result of a search warrant, a large amount of stolen property including electronics, power tools, and personal documents was recovered and investigators are attempting to determine their rightful owners. The thefts occurred predominantly in the Doon area of Kitchener over the last 2 weeks. Anyone who has been the victim of a theft and who has not reported can choose the online reporting option on www.wrps.on.ca. Anyone with information is requested to contact Waterloo Regional Police detectives at 519-650-8500 extension 4407 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

ASSAULT
Incident #: WA15135500
Publish Date: Jun 29, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 26, 2015
Location: LANCASTER ST W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Friday June 26, 2015 just after 11am, emergency services responded to the 200 block of Lancaster St. W. in Kitchener for a report of an assault and found a 23 year old Kitchener male with serious injuries. The victim was transported to hospital and subsequently air lifted to Hamilton for further treatment. The victim remains in hospital at this time. A 41 year old man of no fixed address has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and was held for show cause. Investigators believe that the victim and the accused were known to each other and that this was not a random act. No further arrests are anticipated. The investigation is continuing.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA15136125
Publish Date: Jun 29, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 27, 2015
Location: WEBER ST W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On the 27th of June 2015 shortly after 2 am, members of the Central Division CORE Team with the assistance of the Emergency Response Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence on Weber St. W. in Kitchener. A 55 year old Kitchener male has been arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. The investigation was initiated following complaints from the public about suspicious activity. Police to continue to encouraged the community to help prevent crime or the continuation of crime by contacting police at 519 653 7700 with their concerns or leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA15133065
Publish Date: Jun 27, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 23, 2015
Location: MAIN ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

Shane Edward Williams, 32 years, of Brantford was arrested June 26, 2015 for the robbery that occurred at the Royal Bank on Main Street in Cambridge on June 23, 2015. WILLIAMS is charged with Robbery and Breach of Undertaking and remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing.

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Published: Jun 25 2015 8:17AM
UPDATE TO INVESTIGATION Further investigation into a robbery at the Royal Bank at Main St. in Cambridge on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 has led to the identification of the suspect. An arrest warrant has been issued for Shane Edward WILLIAMS, 32 years, of Brantford. Charges include Robbery and Breach Undertaking. WILLIAMS is described as male, white, 5'7", 225 lbs, with numerous tattoos. Police are advising the public that if WILLIAMS is seen, they are not to approach but call 9-1-1 or their local police. Anyone with other information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 x 2235 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

Published: Jun 23 2015 1:51PM
On Tuesday June 23, 2015, the Royal Bank on Main Street in Cambridge was robbed. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. No persons were harmed in the incident. Police are seeking a male suspect described as white, heavy build with facial hair and glasses. Anyone with information on the matter is requested to contact Waterloo Regional Police detectives at 519-650-8500 extension 2235 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

FIRE
Incident #: WA15135830
Publish Date: Jun 27, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 26, 2015
Location: HOMER WATSON BLVD and HOFFMAN ST, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Friday June 26th 2015 at approximately 6 pm the Waterloo Regional Police Service and Kitchener Fire Department were notified of a back hoe which had caught on fire in the green space of the Highway 7/8 off ramp at Homer Watson blvd. The Kitchener Fire Department were able to extinguish the fire, however substantial there was damage to the Back Hoe. At this time the cause of the fire is undetermined and investigators are investigating the cause.

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT
Incident #: WA15134766
Publish Date: Jun 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 25, 2015
Location: BELMONT AVE W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On June 25, 2015 a 32 year old construction worker from Waterloo fell into an elevator shaft on a construction site located on Belmont Avenue in the city of Kitchener. The worker was wearing all of their protective safety gear and sustained minor injuries. The Ministry of Labour attended the scene for further investigation.

FIRE
Incident #: WA15135040
Publish Date: Jun 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 25, 2015
Location: OTTAWA ST S, KITCHENER, ON Canada

25 June 2015 at approximately 6:19pm, emergency services responded to 492 Ottawa Street South in the City of Kitchener due to a reported fire. The fire is believed to have started in a lower unit and spread quickly throughout the unit. Kitchener Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire. The resident of this unit was treated by ambulance and declined to attend hospital. No other parties were injured. The unit involved sustained direct damage, however the residents of the remaining 11 units were displaced due to concerns stemming from smoke damage. At this time no damage value has been set.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA15134921
Publish Date: Jun 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 25, 2015
Location: UNIVERSITY AVE W and FISCHER HALLMAN RD, KITCHENER ON

On Thursday June 25, 2015 at 3:33 pm, at the plaza located at 851 Fischer Hallman Rd, a witness called police to report of a male with a handgun in his waistband. Responding officers located two male youths and a male adult who were in possession of two replica guns. The adult male was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant and the guns were seized.

THEFT UNDER $5000
Incident #: WA15135296
Publish Date: Jun 26, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 26, 2015
Location: COUNTRY HILL DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On June 26, 2015 two males aged 15 and 16 were arrested in the area of Country Hill Drive, Kitchener for offences related to thefts from vehicles. Anyone residing in South Kitchener who may have had items stolen from their vehicle is requested to contact police and file a report. Use our online reporting process at http://www.wrps.on.ca/online-reporting or call police at 519 653 7700.

DOMESTIC OTHER
Incident #: WA15134161
Publish Date: Jun 25, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 24, 2015
Location: HARCOURT CRES, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On June 24, 2015 at approximately 6:30 P.M. Police responded to a residence in Kitchener regarding an assaultive male involving 3 victims. The accused male sustained non-life threatening injuries from an edged weapon and fled on foot prior to Police arrival. Police canine responded and with the assistance of the public, the accused was located a short time later. The accused was taken into custody by Police without incident. The victims sustained non-life threatening injuries. The accused male is known to the victims. As a result of the investigation a 34 year old Kitchener man is charged with several criminal offences. There is no risk to public safety as a result of the incident.

DRUGS
Incident #: WA15133125
Publish Date: Jun 24, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 23, 2015
Location: ERB ST E, WATERLOO, ON Canada N2J 1M4

On June 23, 2015 at approximately 12:20am, members of the Crime Management Team investigating a stolen vehicle arrested a 28 year old Waterloo male without incident on Erb Street East, Waterloo. The male was found to be in possession of heroin, methamphetamine, marihuana and hydromorph pills, as well as digital scale, cellphones and over $1300 cash. The male is being held for a bail hearing on property related crimes, drug offences and breaches of court rrders.

FRAUD - GENERAL
Incident #: WA15129452
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 17, 2015
Location: KING ST E and BORDEN AVE N, KITCHENER ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police are alerting the community to a series of distraction thefts that have been occurring in our Region. Since February 2015, police have been made aware of 5 occurrences of distraction thefts involving a male/female team selling fake gold jewelry from a vehicle. In many of these incidents, a victim is approached on the street and may be asked for directions or told that the suspects need money for an emergency situation. They are then asked to purchase “gold” jewelry, which later is determined to be fake. In some cases the female has placed a necklace over the victim’s head, discreetly swapping this for the victim’s real gold jewelry. One victim’s loss is estimated at $4000. The male suspect has been described as having brown skin, possibly South Asian, 45yrs, short brown or grey hair, sometimes has a moustache or stubble. The female has been described as either Caucasian or South Asian, 40s, black hair, often seen wearing a head scarf and veil. Both suspects have thick accents. Different vehicles have been seen by witnesses, including: white minivan; grey or silver 4-dr car; black 4-dr car; grey Hyundai SUV. Police are aware of the following incidents. All have occurred during the afternoon our early evening. February 23, 2015 700 Strasburg Rd, Kitchener March 11, 2015 Highland Rd E/Stirling Ave S April 9, 2015 Mill St/Ottawa St S Kitchener June 2, 2015 Walton Ave Kitchener June 17, 2015 King St./Borden Avenue, Kitchener Police remind anyone to be cautious about making purchases from unknown persons and to report situations they believe to be suspicious. Anyone who has been a victim and not reported, or who has information that can assist investigators is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 Ext # 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

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Published: Jun 19 2015 8:21AM
On June 17, 2015 a Kitchener resident was approached by a male and female who were selling gold jewelry out of their vehicle in the downtown Kitchener area. The victim paid a substantial amount of money for what she believed was real gold jewelry. Unfortunately when the victim got the jewelry appraised at a jewelry store she was informed the jewelry was worthless and didn't contain any gold. The suspects were described as follows: male and female in their 40's with a thick European accent driving a dark grey SUV. Police remind anyone to be cautious about making purchases from unknown persons and to report situations they believe to be suspicious. Anyone with information is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 Ext # 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA15102196
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2015
Incident Date: May 15, 2015
Location: QUEENS BLVD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On June 22, 2015, Waterloo Regional Police Service arrested a 30 year old Kitchener male for numerous break and enters, weapons and other property crime related offences which have taken place within the previous two months in Kitchener and Waterloo. In total 72 charges were laid and further investigation is underway. Waterloo Regional Police Crime Management Teams are continuing to investigate these incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call 519-650-8500 Ext 4407 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477. Police remind the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons immediately.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA15132282
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 22, 2015
Location: AMENT LINE, WELLESLEY, ON Canada N0B 2S0

At about 11:30 am on the 22nd of June 2015, Police and emergency services responded to a motor vehicle collision on Ament Line in Wellesley Township. A 40 year old man from Hawksville, ON, was operating a Ford SUV east on Ament line when he struck the back of a un-occupied tractor trailer that was parked at the edge of the road while the driver was making a delivery. The road was closed for about 3 hours while police investigated. The driver of the SUV was taken to hospital with what appear to be minor but undetermined injuries.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA15130996
Publish Date: Jun 22, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 20, 2015
Location: TRUSSLER RD and CEDAR CREEK RD, NORTH DUMFRIES ON Canada

On Saturday June 20th 2015 at 4:59pm, Waterloo Regional Police responded to a collision at Trussler Road and Cedar Creek Road in North Dumfries Township. A motorcycle was travelling westbound on Cedar Creek Road. A car turning left onto Cedar Creek Road from Trussler Road pulled into the path of the motorcycle. A 26 year old Plattsville male was transported to a local hospital before being transferred to an out of region hospital with serious injuries. A 68 year old Cambridge man was charged with failing to yield to traffic on a through highway.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA15131119
Publish Date: Jun 22, 2015
Incident Date: Jun 20, 2015
Location: HICKORY ST W and HEMLOCK ST, WATERLOO ON Canada

On June 20, 2014 at approximately 8:15 pm, a male was robbed on Hickory Street in the city of Waterloo. An imitation firearm was used and the victim had his mobile phone stolen. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. The robbery was interrupted by a Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constable who was on patrol in the area. After seeing the culprits flee the scene, the Special Constable relayed information to Waterloo Regional Police who conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle leaving the area. One adult male and two young persons all from Kitchener were arrested. Waterloo Regional Police North Division Detectives area continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 519-650-8500 Ext 6399 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

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