Major Incidents

Last Updated: Friday July 25, 2014 8:15 AM

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA14166870
Publish Date: Jul 25, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 24, 2014
Location: DUNDAS ST S, NORTH DUMFRIES, ON Canada N1R 5S2

On July 24, 2014, police were called to Dundas St S. in the Township of North Dumfries for reports of a male brandishing a large axe, causing damage to a motor vehicle and two of the homes in the area. The male also allegedly threatened a home owner with the axe. There were no injuries. Police have arrested a 52 year old Cambridge male who lives in the area. The male is facing charges of: Mischief Over $5000 X 2, Mischief under $5000, Weapons Dangerous and Fail to Comply with Recognizance X 2. He is being held for a show cause hearing

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14166602
Publish Date: Jul 25, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 24, 2014
Location: WABANAKI DR and FAIRWAY RD S, KITCHENER ON Canada

On the 24th of July 2014 at 12:09pm a Honda sedan struck a pole on Wabanaki Drive near Fairway Road South, Kitchener. The driver, a 23yr old Kitchener man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police believe another vehicle was indirectly involved and are asking the driver of that vehicle to come forward. Police are also asking for anyone with information about the collision to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Traffic Branch at 519-653-7700 x.8793 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14166573
Publish Date: Jul 24, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 24, 2014
Location: ARTHUR ST S, WOOLWICH, ON Canada M7A 2G3

On July 24, 2014 at approximately 11:25a.m. a collision occurred on Arthur St S approximately 900m south of Sawmill Rd in Woolwich. A 47 year old Grimsby female was driving a 2013 Hyundai northbound on Arthur St S and made a U-turn to go southbound directly in front of the path of a 78 year old Kitchener male driving a 2013 Dodge. The lone occupant of the Hyundai had no injuries, but her vehicle sustained major damage. All 3 occupants of the Dodge were transported to Grand River Hospital with minor injuries. The Dodge also sustained considerable damage. The driver of the 2013 Hyundai was charged with Careless Driving. Arthur St S was closed for almost 2 hours.

FIRE
Incident #: WA14164729
Publish Date: Jul 24, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 22, 2014
Location: LOUISA ST, KITCHENER, ON Canada

The investigation into this incident is continuing and is now being led by Waterloo Regional Police General Division detectives. There are circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire that are concerning for police and it is now being treated as suspicious. Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around the time of the fire to contact North Division at (519) 650 8500 ext. 6397 or call Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

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Published: Jul 22 2014 5:43PM
On July 22, 2014 at approximately 5:30 a.m., Waterloo Regional Police responded with the Kitchener Fire Department to a large structure fire in the area of Louisa Street and St Leger Street in Kitchener. A number of condominium units were destroyed or sustained damage in the fire. Some of the units were occupied and other were at various stages of construction. No injuries were reported to police. At this time, the cause of the fire is not known. The Ontario Fire Marshall's Office attended the scene and will be investigating. Police are assisting in the Fire Marshall's investigation. Anyone with information about this fire is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police Detectives at 519-650-8500 Ext 6351 or provide information anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14166266
Publish Date: Jul 24, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 23, 2014
Location: KING ST W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Wednesday July 23 2014 just before midnight, Waterloo Regional Police responded to the Duke Street West area for a robbery involving a 22 year old male victim. The victim was approached by 5-7 people who are all described as being white and approximately 20 years of age. One of the suspects approached the victim and asked him for a cigarette, the victim declined. Following this, the suspect showed a small knife and the victim gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money. There are more detailed descriptions available for three of the suspects: 1) Male, 20 years 5'5, average build wearing red shorts, white jacket, black baseball hat. 2) Male, 20 years of age, 5’10 wearing a silver jacket and full length pants. 3) Female, 20 years, wearing all white. Anyone with information regarding this robbery are asked to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 ext 4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA14158698
Publish Date: Jul 23, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 14, 2014
Location: LEMON GRASS CRES, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police have located Harmony MORAND and she is safe. Investigators wish to thank the media and the community for their ongoing support.

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Published: Jul 20 2014 7:18PM
The police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing youth. Harmony MORAND, 14 years of age, was last seen by her family on July 14, 2014. She is believed to be in Waterloo Region and police would like to check her well-being. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 x6399. She is described as a white female, 5'5", thin build, with brown hair, dyed blonde, and hazel eyes. She has braces and usually wears eye glasses.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14165122
Publish Date: Jul 22, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 22, 2014
Location: HIGHLAND RD W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at approximately 3:15 pm a male suspect robbed the Bank of Montreal located on Highland Rd W Kitchener. The suspect passed a note to a teller demanding money. The suspect fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No staff or customers at the bank were injured at a result of the robbery. The suspect was captured on video surveillance and is described as a white male, approximately 40 years of age, 5’5”, average build wearing grey newsboy style hat, dark sunglasses, tan/beige scarf, black jacket, large white with black baseball batting gloves and jeans. Anyone with information related to this incident is requested to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service - General Investigations Branch at (519) 650-8500 x 6347 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14164878
Publish Date: Jul 22, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 22, 2014
Location: HAYWARD AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Police are investigating a series of break in's to a self-storage unit facility overnight on July 21/14 in the area of Hayward Ave in Kitchener. Multiple storage units were entered by having the locks cut by unknown suspects. Anyone in the area overnight who may have seen any suspicious persons or activity is requested to contact police at 519-650-8500 ext. 4404 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14164101
Publish Date: Jul 22, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 21, 2014
Location: UNIVERSITY AVE W, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On July 21 2014 at approximately 12:15pm the Waterloo Regional Police Service responded to a collision in the city of Waterloo at University Ave W and the railroad crossing between Seagram Dr and Phillip St. The incident involved a 2005 Chevrolet SUV driven by a 31 year old Kitchener woman and a bicycle driven by a 21 year female from Winnipeg. Waterloo Fire and Regional Paramedics attended to the scene to provide medical attention to the cyclist who was struck by the SUV. The cyclist was taken to Grand River Hospital by paramedics for medical attention for injuries received as a result of the collision. The cyclist has been charged riding a bicycle in a crosswalk, an offence under Highway Traffice Act. Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to express gratitude to those citizens that assisted the injured cyclist and assisted police with the investigation.

DRUGS
Incident #: WA14163614
Publish Date: Jul 22, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 20, 2014
Location: OAK ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On Monday the 21st of July 2014, members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service Drug Branch executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant at a residence on Oak Street Street, in Cambridge. Drug Branch officers were alerted after patrol officers became suspicious while responding to the residence on Sunday night for a disturbance. On execution of their warrant the Drug Branch members dismantled a marihuana grow operation, and seized 27 marihuana plants, some marihuana bud and marihuana grow equipment. In total, the street value of the drugs seized was $27, 000. A female resident and a male resident face charges of Production and Possession. The female was released on a Promise to Appear and the male was held for a show cause hearing.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14162134
Publish Date: Jul 21, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 18, 2014
Location: CAN AMERA PKY and ARTHUR FACH DR, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On Friday July 18, 2014 at approximately 10:30pm a collision occurred on Canamera Parkway at Arthur Fach Drive in the city of Cambridge. A southbound Pontiac driven by a 17 year old Cambridge female struck a motorcycle being driven by a 24 year old Cambridge male. The motorcycle rider was taken to Cambridge Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol was not a factor in the collision. Canamera Parkway was closed for approximately 2 hours while police investigated. Police are asking if anyone witnessed the collision to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Traffic Branch at 519-653-7700 ext 8856.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14162116
Publish Date: Jul 21, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 18, 2014
Location: BROOKLYNE RD and GLEN RD, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On Friday July 18 2014 at approx. 10:09pm a pickup truck was turning right from Brooklyne Rd Cambridge onto Glen Rd. A 17 yr old male was riding on a skateboard on Brooklyne Rd and turned left onto Glen Rd. The skateboard collided with the side of the pickup truck. The skateboarder was taken to Cambridge Memorial Hospital and then transported to Hamilton General Hospital by ambulance for major injuries The Waterloo Regional Police are still investigating this matter and requesting any member of the public who witnessed this collision to contact the traffic branch at 519-653-7700 ext. 8856 or email traffic@wrps.on.ca

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14162090
Publish Date: Jul 21, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 18, 2014
Location: SCOTT RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On July 18,2014 at 938pm, 4 youths were approached by 3 suspects at Silverheights Public School situated at 390 Scott Rd, in the City of Cambridge. The 3 suspects demanded property from the youths and a quantity of clothing, jewellry and electronics was turned over.The suspects left the area on foot. The youths were not physically harmed. Two suspects are described as male Black, 5 ft 10 to 6 ft. in height,with thin builds. A third suspect described as male/White, similar height, slightly heavier. The investigators in this incident would appreciate hearing from anyone who may be able to assist in identifying the suspects involved in this crime. Anyone with information may call police at 519 653 7700 ext/ 2299 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

SUDDEN DEATH
Incident #: WA14161973
Publish Date: Jul 19, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 18, 2014
Location: WATER ST S, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

The Waterloo Regional Police Homicide Branch is currently investigating found human remains located in the Grand River near Water Street and Cedar Street in Cambridge. On July 18th shortly after 6pm, a citizen found the remains while fishing in the river. Police are working with the Coroners Office and the Niagara Regional Police dive team to conduct the investigation. The identity of the body is unknown, however it is believed to possibly be a young adult female. The investigation is in the infancy stages and no further information is availabe. Anyone with any information related to this incident is asked to call the Waterloo Regional Police Homicide Branch at 519-650-8500 ext 8666 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT
Incident #: wa14161094
Publish Date: Jul 18, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 17, 2014
Location: CENTENNIAL RD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On July 17, 2014 at 7:15 p.m. Waterloo Regional Police and the Ministry of Labour responded to a workplace accident on Centennial Road in the city of Kitchener. An employee was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a fall. The scene was held by police until an inspector from the Ministry of Labour responded. The investigation will be completed by the Ministry of Labour.

PROPERTY DAMAGE
Incident #: WA14161360
Publish Date: Jul 18, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 18, 2014
Location: PINEDALE DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On July 18th 2014, at 12:36am Waterloo Regional Police were called to the area of Pinedale Drive, in the city of Kitchener due to reports of a group of youths damaging property. Police located a number of motor vehicles and a house that had been damaged by rocks thrown through windows. A search was conducted for suspects with negative results. Any residents with information, or who received damage are encouraged to contact the Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 X 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA14160489
Publish Date: Jul 17, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 17, 2014
Location: CHURCH ST S, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On July 17th, 2014 at approximately 3:00am members of the Waterloo Regional Police Crime Management Team, assisted by the Special Response Unit executed a Criminal Code search warrant on a residence in the Preston area of Cambridge. As a result of the investigation police arrested and charged three males and two females. All five are jointly charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking for both cocaine and marihuana as well as individual breach charges. In total Police seized approximately $4200 in street value drugs, and $4800 in Canadian currency.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14148407
Publish Date: Jul 15, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 1, 2014
Location: DURANT RD, WOOLWICH, ON Canada

On July 14, 2014 Waterloo Regional Police arrested 42 year old Mark STROEDER of Kitchener for Break and Enter Commit x 2, Possession of Stolen Property under $5000, and Breach of his probation. Police allege the accused broke into a residence in Woolwich Township on July 1, 2014 while the family was away watching Canada Day fireworks. While inside he allegedly stole jewelry and their 6 month old boxer puppy named “Justice”. With the help of the public, police located the puppy and returned him home to his family. STROEDER is also accused of breaking into a trailer on July 4, 2014 at a Kitchener trailer park. The accused has been remanded into custody and will appear in court again on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 The puppy was not harmed during this incident.

DISTURBANCE
Incident #: WA14158671
Publish Date: Jul 15, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 14, 2014
Location: LAWRENCE AVE and HIGHLAND RD W, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Monday July 14, 2014, just after 7pm, a 36-year old female and a 47-year-old male were assaulted on a walking trail in the area of Lawrence Avenue and Highland Road West in the City of Kitchener. A third male who was cycling through the area was also assaulted when he attempted to intervene and stop the assaults. A 43-year-old Kitchener man has been charged with Assault and Aggravated Assault. Police are asking anyone who has any information to contact Central Division Detectives at 519-653-7700 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

COMPASSIONATE TO LOCATE
Incident #: WA14157640
Publish Date: Jul 14, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 13, 2014
Location: KINGSWAY DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On July 13, 2014 Waterloo Regional Police responded to Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener where a small child had accidentally locked himself inside a vehicle at approximately 3:00 PM. The child’s mother was on scene the entire time and after several attempts to enter the locked vehicle, Police were called to assist. Police entered the vehicle and recovered the child who was transported to Grand River Hospital for precautionary reasons. The child was not known to be injured. The incident is being considered an accident and no charges have been laid.

GRAFFITI
Incident #: WA14155509
Publish Date: Jul 14, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 11, 2014
Location: FALESY AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On July 11, 2014 at 5:43am, Police were dispatched to Falesy Av, Kraft Av, Veronica Drive, and Bancroft Street in Kitchener for numerous complaints of intentional damage to vehicles. Numerous vehicles were spray painted and markers were used to damage the vehicles and garage doors. The damage is occurred between 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM on July 11, 2014. Police are looking for assistance in identifying the parties responsible. Please contact with Waterloo Regional Police at 519 650 8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477 with any information.

THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE
Incident #: WA14158068
Publish Date: Jul 14, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 14, 2014
Location: JIGS HOLLOW RD and HILL ST, WOOLWICH ON Canada

On July 14, 2014 at 2:54AM WRPS and Woolwich FD responded to a vehicle fire on Hill Street at Jigs Hollow Road in Woolwich Township. A 2011 Hyundai had been reported stolen from Kitchener was fully engulfed. There were no occupants in the vehicle. No injuries were reported. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact South Division 519 650 8500 ext. 2299 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

THREATENING
Incident #: WA14156787
Publish Date: Jul 14, 2014
Incident Date: Jul 12, 2014
Location: AINSLIE ST S, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On July 12th 2014 at 3:19 pm police responded to a disturbance at the Grand River Transit Terminal located at 35 Ainslie Street. A male suspect had boarded a Grand River Transit Bus and threatened to stab the driver while holding a Samauri-style sword. The male was arrested by police without incident. A 19 year old Cambridge man has been charged with uttering threats to cause death and possesion of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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