Major Incidents

Last Updated: Friday November 21, 2014 11:10 AM

DANGEROUS CONDITION
Incident #: WA14265201
Publish Date: Nov 21, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 21, 2014
Location: SNYDERS FLATS RD and SAWMILL RD, WOOLWICH ON Canada

At approximately 8:30 a.m. a male and female had attended the area of Snyder’s Flats just west of Bloomingdale to walk their dogs. During their walk the male’s dog ran out onto the ice, broke through the ice and fell in. The male followed after his dog, was able to retrieve the dog out of the water however fell in the water himself during the process. The male was fully submerged in the water and unable to touch the bottom. The male was properly dressed for the outside weather; however the snowsuit in which he was wearing became heavy, and made it more difficult for the male to pull himself out. At approximately 8:43 a.m. the female who was with the male contacted emergency services for help. Police, Emergency Medical Services, volunteer firefighters, and Kitchener Fire Department arrived on scene at approximately 8:50 a.m. As police and volunteer firefighter reached the point where the male had gone through the ice, the male had managed to pull himself out. The male was immediately taken into the on scene ambulance where he received treatment, and later transported to Grand River Hospital for monitoring. The dog was safe, and looked after by the female. The male was in the water for approximately seven to ten minutes.

SEX OFFENCE
Incident #: WA14264903
Publish Date: Nov 21, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 20, 2014
Location: PATRICIA AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Thursday November 20, 2014 at approximately 7:00 pm an adult female was walking on Talbot St towards Patricia Avenue in the city of Kitchener when she was approached by a male walking a black Doberman. The male made attempts to kiss the female, however, the female was able to keep her distance and the male was last seen on Patricia Avenue walking towards Adelaide Street. The male is described as a Black, mid 20’s, 5’8-5’9 tall, with a beard, wearing jeans, brown toque and brown winter jacket with fur around the hood. The female did not suffer any injuries as a result of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477 or Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519 650-8500 ext. 4499.

MVC PROP. DAMAGE
Incident #: WA14264798
Publish Date: Nov 21, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 20, 2014
Location: HAYWARD AVE and COURTLAND AVE E, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Thursday November 20, 2014 at approximately 4:15 pm a South Bruce man was operating a transport truck on Courtland Avenue East in the city of Kitchener. The truck was pulling a dump trailer and as the truck continued southbound the trailer began to rise which caused it to strike power lines across Courtland Avenue East. The truck then became entangled in the wires. The damage to the lines caused two poles to snap and damage to a third. Kitchener Fire, Waterloo Regional Police and Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro arrived on scene. The driver was unhurt but had to remain in the truck until hydro crews were able to shut all power to the lines. As a result of the damage, Courtland Avenue East was closed and it is expected to be closed for most of November 21, 2014 in order for Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro to repair the lines. The driver of the truck was charged with Careless Driving. Any witnesses to the incident are requested to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service Traffic Services Branch at 519-653-7700 ext. 8856.

DRUGS
Incident #: WA14265057
Publish Date: Nov 21, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 21, 2014
Location: KING ST W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On November 21st 2014 at approximately 1:00am Patrol Officers arrested a 30 year old adult male on King Street West, in the city of Kitchener, for breaching court orders. A further investigation revealed the male was in possession of heroin, crystal methamphetamine, and cocaine. The accused was held for a bail hearing facing charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking and breaching his recognizance. The total street value of the drugs seized is estimated at $2000.

ABDUCTION
Incident #: WA14264535
Publish Date: Nov 20, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 20, 2014
Location: GRACEFIELD CRES, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On November 19th, 2014 at approximately 9:05am, an unknown female was observed walking around Our Lady Grace Public School in Kitchener. Two teachers observed the female and inquired about her presence on school property. The female shortly left school property advising that she was lost. At approximately 3:50PM, a ten year old student was approached by the unknown female inside of the school and was spoken to directly by name and advised that she was picking the student up. The student, who did not know the female, advised an adult of the incident. Police are reminding parents to speak with their children on the importance of not speaking or going anywhere with strangers. Also, visit our website for safety tips: http://www.wrps.on.ca/stay-safe/keep-your-children-safe Police are also asking anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area during this time frame to contact WRPS Central Division 519 650 8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14264595
Publish Date: Nov 20, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 20, 2014
Location: MUNCH AVE and HESPELER RD, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On November 20, 2014 at 1154 am, a 16 year old Cambridge male was riding his e-bike southbound on the east sidewalk of Hespeler Road approaching Munch Avenue. His traffic signal was green and he attempted to ride his e-bicycle through the crosswalk when he was hit by a vehicle travelling westbound on Munch Avenue. This vehicle, driven by a 37 year old Kitchener male, was in the process of making a right hand turn from Munch onto Hespeler Road. The 16 year old was transported to hospital with major injuries. His ebike was destroyed. The other driver was not injured. The investigation in to the cause of this collision is continuing.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14262722
Publish Date: Nov 19, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 17, 2014
Location: SCHNEIDER AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On November 17, 2014, around 5:30pm, an adult was walking in the are of Victoria Park when he was approached by a group of males who demanded his property while brandishing a knife. The victim complied and then ran away. Police responded to the area and located and arrested the suspects. Two male young offenders from Kitchener were charged with robbery with a weapon and released with a later court date. A female young offender from Kitchener was charged with robbery with a weapon and breaching conditions of her release. She was held in custody for a bail hearing. The victim was not injured.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14263641
Publish Date: Nov 19, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 19, 2014
Location: KING ST N, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On Wednesday November 19, 2014, at approximately 12:10 a.m., a white male in a dark green winter jacket in his early twenties entered the Husky gas bar at 417 King Street North and demanded cash and cigarettes while holding a knife. The male fled on bicycle and then foot. Police searched the area and the male was not located. No one was injured. North Division Detectives are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is requested to call North Division at 519-650-8500 ext 6399 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

WORKPLACE ACCIDENT
Incident #: WA14263605
Publish Date: Nov 19, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 18, 2014
Location: SAVAGE DR, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On 18 November, 2014 at 10:13pm Police, Fire, and EMS responded to a metal fabrication business on Savage Drive in the city of Cambridge in response to an industrial accident. The victim suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries when he was struck by a metal part he had been working on. The employee was extricated and transported to Cambridge Memorial Hospital for treatment. The Ministry of Labour is investigating.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14262988
Publish Date: Nov 18, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 18, 2014
Location: TRUSSLER RD, WILMOT, ON Canada

On Tuesday November 18, 2014 at approximately 6:45am, a motor vehicle collision occurred Trussler Road between Highway 7/8 and Rickert Way, Kitchener. As a result, a 23 year old Kitchener female was airlifted to the hospital in serious condition. The female was driving a red 1970 Volkswagen Beetle southbound on Trussler Road when she lost control, crossed over the center line and was hit on the passenger side by a white van travelling northbound. The driver of the van suffered only minor injuries and the passenger in the van was not injured. Police do not consider speed and alcohol to have been factors in this collision. Waterloo Regional Police are asking anyone who witnessed this collision to contact the Traffic Branch at 519-653-7700 ext. 8856 or email: traffic@wrps.on.ca

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14262689
Publish Date: Nov 18, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 17, 2014
Location: CARNABY CRES, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Monday, November 17th, 2014, between the hours of 8:00am and 9:30am, unknown person(s) gained access to a storage shed located on Carnaby Cr. in the city of Kitchener. A quantity of tools and other construction related items with an estimated value of $7750 were stolen from that location. Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area during this time frame to contact WRPS Central Division 519 650 8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14262280
Publish Date: Nov 18, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 17, 2014
Location: VERONICA DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On November 17, 2014 the Waterloo Regional Police attended a number of residences along Bancroft St., Veronica Dr. and Scenic Dr. in the city of Kitchener after numerous break and enter complaints were reported pertaining to residential backyard sheds. Police believe that a lone suspect operated overnight and moved from residence to residence by using both the street and by jumping fences between backyards. Currently, it appears that only residential sheds that were unlocked were entered, and nothing of value appears to have been taken from any of the victims. Waterloo Regional Police are requesting any information from the public that could assist in the investigation, and would remind the public to ensure their homes and property are locked and secured on a regular basis in order to deter similar offences from occurring.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14245154
Publish Date: Nov 18, 2014
Incident Date: Oct 26, 2014
Location: BLEAMS RD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On November 12, 2014 Waterloo Regional Police arrested three youths in connecttion to a break and enter that occurred on October 26, 2014 at a gravel pit office located on Bleams Road in Kitchener. There is a fourth male still outstanding and a warrant is being sought for his arrest. Cash and alcohol were stolen in the break and enter. Police continue to investigate additional break and enters in Kitchener.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14260675
Publish Date: Nov 17, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 14, 2014
Location: WALTON AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On November 14 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a male attended Grand River Hospital after being assaulted at his residence on Walton Avenue in Kitchener. The male sustained head injuries as a result of the altercation. Information obtained indicates that the victim was targeted and the assault was not random. There is no concern at this time for public safety. Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Division 519 650 8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA14261179
Publish Date: Nov 17, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 15, 2014
Location: HAZEL ST, WATERLOO, ON Canada

On November 15, 2014 at approximately 1:40pm, Waterloo Regional Police responded to the report of gunshots having been heard the residential area of Hazel Street in the City of Waterloo. Upon police arrival it was determined that the sounds heard were not that of gunfire and that there is no public safety concern. No charges were laid and there were no injuries.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14261847
Publish Date: Nov 17, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 16, 2014
Location: ANNDALE RD and LEXINGTON RD, WATERLOO ON Canada

On November 16, 2014 at approximately 12:40pm a motor vehicle collision occurred between 2 vehicles at the intersection of Lexington Road and Anndale Road in the City of Waterloo. As a result of the collision a resident of Waterloo was taken to Grand River Hospital with minor injuries, treated and released. The investigation resulted in one driver being charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14259554
Publish Date: Nov 17, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 13, 2014
Location: WESTMOUNT RD E and OTTAWA ST S, KITCHENER ON Canada

On November 16, 2014, a 17 year old Kitchener male was arrested by the Waterloo Regional Police Service for the robbery of two young females on Westmount Road in Kitchener on November 13, 2014. He has been held for a bail hearing for 2 counts of Robbery with a Firearm and two other weapons related offences. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance during this investigation.

PREVIOUS SUMMARY or SUMMARIES:

Published: Nov 17 2014 8:58AM
Waterloo Regional Police with assistance from community members from the Chandler Drive area of Kitchener have identified a male believed to be responsible for the robbery of two females on Westmount Drive on the evening of November 13, 2014. A 17 year old male from the Kitchener area has been identified and an arrest warrant has been requested for the offences of Robbery with a firearm x2, weapons dangerous and breach of a weapons prohibition. Continued efforts are being made to locate the male and additional officers have been assigned to the Chandler Drive area to assist with police visibility in the area and ensure public safety. Police are requesting that anyone with further information about this incident or other incidents in the area contact Central Division Detectives at 519-653-7700 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Published: Nov 14 2014 8:28AM
On Thursday, November 13, 2014 at approximately 6:40 p.m. an unknown male approached two Kitchener females in the area of Westmount Rd. E. and Ottawa St. S. in Kitchener. During the incident, the male brandished a handgun. No one was injured and the male fled the scene with a phone belonging to one of the victims. The male suspect is described as Black, 18-22 yrs approximately 5'5" tall with slim build, wearing dark clothing and black baggy style jacket. The investigation is ongoing. Police are encouraging anyone with information to contact Central Division Detectives at 519-650-8500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA14259795
Publish Date: Nov 17, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 14, 2014
Location: KING ST N and HICKORY ST E, WATERLOO ON Canada

On November 14, 2014 at approximately 2:30 am there was a disturbance at King Street North and Hickory Street in Waterloo Ontario between two groups of males. As a result two males were treated at hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Police are requesting that anyone with information please contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 ext 6346 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) .

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14261378
Publish Date: Nov 17, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 15, 2014
Location: VANIER DR and SHELLEY DR, KITCHENER ON Canada

On November 15,2014 approximatly 7pm, a delivery person was robbed in the area of Vanier Drive and Shelly Drive, Kitchener. The driver was responding to the area after a male spect placed an order using a false address. When the driver arrived to deliver the item, he was confronted by the suspect who brandished a large knife. The male then fled on foot with the package. The delivery driver did not sustain any injuries. Anyone who may have been in the area or who may know anything is asked to call police at Central Division 519 650 8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477. Delivery drivers are reminded to stay vigilant and cautious, especially when making deliveries of orders made by pay phone.

ABDUCTION
Incident #: WA14261126
Publish Date: Nov 17, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 15, 2014
Location: CLYDE RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On Saturday November 15, 2014 at approximately 12:30am in the area of Clyde Road and Frnaklin Boulevard in the City of Cambridge, two adult males attempted to pull an adult female into their truck. The victim was walking alone in the area at the time when a vehicle described as a reddish-coloured pick up truck, pulled to the curb and the passenger of the truck reached out the window and grabbed the victim's arm. As the passenger attempted to pull the vicitm into the truck, the victim struggled and yelled for help. This caused the passenger to let go of the female, who then ran for safety. The passenger is described as a Black male, slender build, approximtely 6'0" tall, mid 30s to early 40 years of age. He had a dark triangular shaped beard and was wearing a black jacket and a black toque. The driver is described as a Black male, heavy build with a round face and approximately late 30s to late 40 years of age. The driver was wearing a dark green baseball cap. The victim described the truck as a pick up truck, without a cap, and a bench seat. If anyone has any information in relation to this incident they are asked to call Waterloo Regional Police South Division 519 650 8500 extension 2299 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14256911
Publish Date: Nov 14, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 9, 2014
Location: LAWRENCE AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On the 9th of November, 2014 just before 7:30pm, a break and enter occurred at a community centre on Lawrence Avenue, Kitchener. A window was smashed and a donation box, containing an undisclosed amount of money was stolen. Following the break and enter, a window was smashed at a hospice on Lawrence Avenue, Kitchener, however no entry was made. On the 14th of November, 2014 a 24 year old Kitchener male was arrested and charged in relation to the two incidents and held for a show cause hearing. Community members are encouraged to remain vigilant in their neighbourhood for suspicious activity and report any immediately to police. Anyone with information that might assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Crime Management Team at 519-650-8500 ext. 4406 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA14257980
Publish Date: Nov 13, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 11, 2014
Location: KING ST W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police have located Justyna Woszczynska, and she is safe. Investigators wish to thank media and the community for their ongoing support of missing persons' investigations.

PREVIOUS SUMMARY or SUMMARIES:

Published: Nov 12 2014 3:58PM
Waterloo Regional Police are requesting the public's help locating a missing Kitchener woman. Justyna Woszczynska, 36 years, was reported missing by family on November 11, 2014 when she did not return home after being discharged from Grand River Hospital in Kitchener at approximately 4:15pm. Justyna Woszczynska is approximately 5'6" tall, and weighs 100 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black knee-length puffy overcoat. Her hair was tied to the back in a loose bun. A 2009 photo, as well as a security camera image of her on November 11, 2014 are attached to this release. Police would like to check on her well-being. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (519) 653-7700.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14187312
Publish Date: Nov 13, 2014
Incident Date: Aug 18, 2014
Location: HARBER AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On November 5th 2014, as a result of information received from the public and further investigation conducted by the Crime Management Team, police arrested the third male involved in a series of residential and school break and enters. The incidents occurred in the Wilson Avenue area of Kitchener during the overnight hours of August 19th, 2014. The third male was released on a Promise to Appear with and Officer In Charge Undertaking, charged with: Break Enter and Commit x 3, Break and Enter with Intent x 2, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000, Theft Under $5000 and Breach Probation. On the 22nd of August, 2014 Crime Management Team investigators executed a criminal code search warrant at a Vanier Drive address in Kitchener and recovered property stolen from the break and enters. A stolen pick-up truck was also recovered at the same location. Police continue to investigate and encourage members of the community to remain vigilant for suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and to report it immediately to police. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Crime Management Team at 519-650-8500 ext. 4407 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

PREVIOUS SUMMARY or SUMMARIES:

Published: Aug 27 2014 8:41AM
As a result of information received from the public and further investigation conducted by the Crime Management Team, on August 21, 2014 police arrested two Kitchener men for residential and school break and enters. The incidents occurred in the Wilson Avenue area of Kitchener during the overnight hours of August 19th, 2014. The two males, 18 and 20 years of age, were held for a show cause hearing, charged with: Break Enter and Commit x 3, Break and Enter with Intent x 2, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000, Theft Under $5000 and Breach Probation. On the 22nd of August, 2014 Crime Management Team investigators executed a criminal code search warrant at a Vanier Drive address in Kitchener and recovered property stolen from the break and enters. A stolen pick-up truck was also recovered at the same location. Police continue to investigate and encourage members of the community to remain vigilant for suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and to report it immediately to police. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Crime Management Team at 519-650-8500 ext. 4407 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Published: Aug 20 2014 8:20AM
In the early morning hours on August 19, 2014 several break and enters occurred in the area of Wilson Avenue in Kitchener. Police allege that the unknown suspects used a stolen vehicle to assist in break-ins to several residences. Two portable classrooms were entered at St. Aloysius and Wilson Ave. Public Schools . Electronics were taken from the private residences and only property damage was reported to the school portables. Police are requesting anyone with information to contact Central Division at 519-650-8500 ext.4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14257554
Publish Date: Nov 12, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 11, 2014
Location: GUELPH AVE and BALDWIN DR, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On November 11th 2014 at 8:45 a.m., Police were called regarding an erratic driver on Baldwin Drive near Guelph Avenue in the city of Cambridge. The vehicle was located near Silver Heights Public School with severe damage where the driver was stopped and arrested for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Police continued the investigation and determined that the driver had been involved in a single motor vehicle collision prior to the stop. A 50 year old Cambridge male has been charged with Impaired Operation, Over 80 and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

FIRE
Incident #: WA14255534
Publish Date: Nov 12, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 8, 2014
Location: VICTORIA ST, WILMOT, ON Canada

On Saturday 8th November, 20914 police attended 367 Victoria Street, New Hamburg for a fire call. On police arrival the New Hamburg Fire Department was on scene fighting the fire. The fire was located in Euro-Can Pet food plant in the area containing the ovens. The fire is not suspicious in nature and was handled by the New Hamburg fire responders.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14258012
Publish Date: Nov 12, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 11, 2014
Location: SCHNEIDER AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at approximately 7:00 p.m., a group of five male suspects approached a 20 year old Waterloo male victim who was riding his bike near the rear of Victoria Park in the City of Kitchener. A physical altercation occurred and weapons were utilized. The suspects were able to remove personal property from the victim prior to fleeing the area. Four of the suspects are described as white males with the fifth being a black male, all were 18 to 25 years of age, 5’5” to 6’, average build last seen wearing dark clothing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-650-8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

ARREST
Incident #: WA14257906
Publish Date: Nov 12, 2014
Incident Date: Nov 11, 2014
Location: PARK ST and VICTORIA ST S, KITCHENER ON Canada

On November 11th 2014, just before 7pm, police conducted a traffic stop of a motor vehicle after observing an occupant believed to be breaching court orders. As a result of the investigation, officers arrested one adult male and one adult female for breaching court orders and seized a quanity of suspected crystal meth and cocaine. A 30 year old Kitchener male and a 36 year old Waterloo female were held for bail hearings also charged with drug possession offences.

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