Major Incidents

Last Updated: Tuesday September 23, 2014 8:18 AM

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14216925
Publish Date: Sep 23, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 22, 2014
Location: SILVER ASPEN CRES, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police have arrested two young males following a residential break in investigation at a Kitchener home. Just before noon on the 22nd of September 2014, a homeowner returned to his residence in the Queens Boulevard and Elm Ridge Drive area of Kitchener, finding the two young males within his residence. The 34 year old homeowner was able to subdue and hold the youths until police arrival. The homeowner was assaulted during the incident, but did not require any medical treatment. Two Kitchener youths, ages 16 and 17, have been charged with Break and Enter Theft, Assault and Breach Probation.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA14215208
Publish Date: Sep 22, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 20, 2014
Location: WATER ST N, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police advise that Jeffeory LEBLANC was located on September 21, 2014. Investigators wish to thank the media and the public for their assistance in locating Jeffeory and ensuring a safe return.

MVC FATALITY
Incident #: WA14215936
Publish Date: Sep 22, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 21, 2014
Location: FISCHER HALLMAN RD and HURON RD, EASTERN INTERSECTION KITCHENER ON Canada

On Sunday September 21, 2014 at 12:30 AM Emergency Services responded to a single vehicle collision at Fischer Hallman Rd at Huron Rd in the City of Kitchener. A 23 year old Kitchener male lost control of his motorcyle while southbound on Fischer Hallman Rd. The lone rider was ejected from the bike at the roundabout and sustained fatal injuries as a result. Next of kin have been notified. The Waterloo Regional Police Traffic Branch is investigating and are appealling for any witnesses to come forward. Please call 519-650-8500 x8856.

DISTURBANCE
Incident #: WA14215982
Publish Date: Sep 22, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 21, 2014
Location: KING ST W, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Police are investigating a serious assault which occurred on King Street West in downtown Kitchener, on September 21,2014 at approximately 1:30 a.m. As a consequence of this assault, a 22 year old male was admitted to Hamilton General Hospital for his injuries while a second male was taken to St. Mary's Hospital. Police are continuing to investigate this matter and are asking for the assistance of the public. Anyone who may have witnessed this assault is encouraged to call Waterloo Regional Police at (519)653-7700 ext. 8310 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

PROPERTY DAMAGE
Incident #: WA14215861
Publish Date: Sep 22, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 20, 2014
Location: CAN AMERA PKY and HESPELER RD, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On September 20, 2014 at approximately 11:00 pm, a Dodge Caravan was traveling east bound on Can Amera Parkway from Hespeler Road in the City of Cambridge, when the rear passenger window was shattered by an unknown object. Minutes later, an Acura SUV was traveling the same direction on Can Amera Parkway, when the rear passenger window was also shattered by an unknown object. No one was injured in the incident, however a two year old child was seated in the Acura beside the window that was smashed. Patrol Officers and K9 attended and spoke with a witness who observed 3 individuals in the area where the vehicles were damaged. K9 conducted a track but was unable to locate the suspects. If anyone has any information regarding the incident, they are asked to call Cst. Skelding at South Division.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14214380
Publish Date: Sep 22, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 19, 2014
Location: BURNING BUSH RD and BENJAMIN RD, WATERLOO ON Canada

On Friday September 19th, at approximately 12:40pm, a 62 year old female cyclist with her 3 year old grandson were east bound on Benjamin road in the City of Waterloo when they were struck from behind by a 2003 pickup truck being driven by a 53 year old Waterloo man. The female and the child sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital by ambulance. The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking that any witnesses call the Traffic Branch at 653-7700 ext 8791.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: wa14213389
Publish Date: Sep 19, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 18, 2014
Location: GROH AVE and HESPELER RD TO GROH AVE, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On September 18, 2014 at 10:05am police received a call from an anonymous complainant who witnessed 2 males between 17 and 20 years of age near the bus stop at Groh Ave and Holiday Inn Dr in the city of Cambridge with what was believed to be a hand gun. The one male was observed walking on Groh Ave towards Jacob Hespeler High School. As a precaution police attended Jacob Hespeler and conducted a search of the school. After a thorough investigation it was determined that the male had not entered the school. Both males were later identified and it was determined that the suspected fire arm was an airsoft gun. No charges were laid.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14212861
Publish Date: Sep 18, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 17, 2014
Location: GUELPH AVE and MILTON AVE E, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On September 17, 2014 at approximately 5:23pm emergency crews responded to a collision on Guelph Avenue in the City of Cambridge. An 8 year old Cambridge boy attempted to cross the street on his bicycle when he was struck by a northbound Mazda being driven by a 35 year Cambridge resident. The child was taken to the hospital by ambulance with major injuries. Guelph Avenue was closed for approximately 2 hours while police investigated. Speed was was not to be a factor and no charges will be laid in this incident. Police remind all road users to follow traffic safety rules and maintain a high level of awareness of other vehicles and pedestrians at all times.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14212873
Publish Date: Sep 18, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 17, 2014
Location: ONTARIO ST N and DUKE ST W, KITCHENER ON Canada

Just after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 a 67 year old woman was walking on the east sidewalk of Ontario Street South between King Street West and Duke Street West in Kitchener when she was accosted by a male who attempted to steal her purse. The victim resisted and a struggle ensued causing the woman to fall face-first onto the sidewalk. The male, who may also have had an accomplice standing by, fled the scene empty-handed southbound on Ontario Street. Police are appealing to the public to come forward if they were witness to this robbery. Contact Central Division at 519-650-8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
Incident #: WA14211985
Publish Date: Sep 17, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 16, 2014
Location: HESPELER RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On September 16, 2014 officers from South Division conducted an enforcement initiative around school zones to help remind motorists to drive extra cautiously. Police laid 27 charges for offences ranging from speeding to disobeying stop signs. The motoring public is reminded that the safety of our children is at risk when drivers fail to do their part. Police remind all drivers to to pay extra attention while driving in school zones.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14212001
Publish Date: Sep 17, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 16, 2014
Location: EASTBRIDGE BLVD and BRIDGE ST W, WATERLOO ON Canada

On September 16, 2014 at approximately 4:51 p.m a single motor vehicle collision occurred on Eastbridge Bvld in the city of Waterloo. An 18 year Waterloo male was driving his Nissan eastbound on Eastbridge Blvd when he left the road striking the middle median and a tree. The male was taken to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. He was later charged with Careless Driving under the Highway Traffic Act.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14211637
Publish Date: Sep 16, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 16, 2014
Location: MERCER RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On September 16, 2014 at approximately 9:04am, a car was exiting a private parking lot on Mercer Road in Cambridge. The car struck a van which was northbound on Mercer Road. The car then accelerated and struck a 6 year old female pedestrian standing on the sidewalk. The pedestrian was dragged a short distance until the car struck a house. The 6 year old Cambridge resident was transported to the hospital with serious undetermined injuries. The occupants of the car were treated for minor injuries. A 33 year old Cambridge woman driving the car was charged with Careless Driving. The investigation is continuing by members of the Traffic Services Branch.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA14211108
Publish Date: Sep 16, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 15, 2014
Location: QUEENS BUSH RD, WELLESLEY, ON Canada N2C 2R5

On September 15, 2014, police attended 1059 Queens Bush Rd. Wellesley Township for a report of a suspicious male on the school grounds. At approximately 2:00pm a group of children were on the school playground during second break and noticed a male described as dark skinned, wearing camouflage pants and top, average build and height. This male was reported to be near the edge of the school playground near Henry Street that connects to the rear of the school yard. The male was described as carrying what looked like a long gun or rifle. The school was placed in hold and secure mode until police arrived. Police searched the area with negative results and the school was cleared. The school is taking steps to be on the lookout for any suspicious people in and around the school and are advised to call police should any be obeserved. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519 653-7700 ext. 2299.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14211075
Publish Date: Sep 16, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 15, 2014
Location: INGLESIDE DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On September 15, 2014 at approximately 2pm Waterloo Regional Police responded to the area of Hazelglen Drive and Ingleside Drive in Kitchener for a report of a robbery involving two youths. A 61 year old female had been approached by a male who brandished a knife and demanded her purse. This male and another male nearby then left the area. The victim was not injured. Through investigation, police located the males and both were arrested. Two Kitchener males, ages 14 and 15, are harged with robbery with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14195767
Publish Date: Sep 15, 2014
Incident Date: Aug 29, 2014
Location: CEDAR ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate a bank robbery in Cambridge and are releasing images of a male to identify. Anyone who recognized the individual in the security images or who has information is asked to contact General Division Detectives at South Division 519 650 8500 ext. 2235 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

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Published: Sep 2 2014 9:10AM
Waterloo Regional Police are investigating a robbery which occurred at the TD Canada Trust on Cedar Street in Cambridge. The incident occurred at around 3:50 pm Friday afternoon, August 29, 2014. A lone male suspect entered the branch which is located in the Westgate Centre Plaza. No persons were injured and the suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as a male White, approximately 5’6” with a thin to average build, possibly 30-40 years of age. He was dressed in a dark stripped shirt, camouflage ball cap and carried a dark coloured shoulder bag. The suspect was believed to be driving a dark coloured Dodge or Ram pickup truck with dark tints. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is requested to contact Waterloo Regional Police detectives at (519) 650-8500 ext. 2235 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

PROPERTY DAMAGE
Incident #: WA14209263
Publish Date: Sep 15, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 13, 2014
Location: PROSPERITY DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police are investigating a string of damaged vehicles around the area of Prosperity Drive in the City of Kitchener. Numerous vehicles and one garage door had been spray painted by an unknown suspect or suspects during the early morning hours of September 13, 2014. Please contact Waterloo Regional Police if you have any information in regards this investigation or call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

ASSAULT
Incident #: WA14210075
Publish Date: Sep 15, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 14, 2014
Location: WATER ST S, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On September 14, 2014, a 51 year old male was assaulted and robbed while outside of River’s End Bar on Water Street South in Cambridge. The male sustained non-life threatening injuries requiring hospitalization. Police believe there to be at least one female and possibly multiple male assailants. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Detectives at (519) 650-8500 ext. 2235. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

MVC FATALITY
Incident #: WA14210535
Publish Date: Sep 15, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 14, 2014
Location: BEKE RD, NORTH DUMFRIES, ON Canada N1R 5S5 Route: RR 4 Postal dist: CAMBRIDGE

On Sunday September 14, 2014 at approximately 6pm a Honda S2000 motor vehicle lost control eastbound on Beke Rd in North Dumfries Township. The vehicle left the roadway and went down a ditch into a shallow pool of water. The vehicle was upside down, and rescuers were unable to free the driver without mechanical assistance. The driver was a 56 year old Cambridge man who succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Police continue to investigate.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA14210091
Publish Date: Sep 15, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 14, 2014
Location: FAIRWAY RD S and WILSON AVE, KITCHENER ON Canada

On September 14 2014, Police responded to and are investigating an early morning robbery that occurred in the area of Wilson Ave and Wabanaki Dr. in the city of Kitchener. The victim, a 21 year old male from the GTA, was dropped off in the area around 1:00am by a cab driver, and shortly after was robbed by four unknown assailants of his wallet and cell phone. He received minor injuries during the occurrence and did not require any medical attention. Police are asking the public for assistance in this occurrence. If anyone has any information, please contact the Waterloo regional Police at 519-653-7700 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

ASSAULT
Incident #: WA14210473
Publish Date: Sep 15, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 14, 2014
Location: CEDAR ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On September 14th, 2014, at approximately 4:34pm, a Waterloo Regional Police officer attemped to arrest an intoxicated male who was walking through traffic and disregarding passing vehicles. Police allege that the male resisted arrest, assaulted the officer, and attempted to grab the officer's baton. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. Canine assisted and the male was located and arrested within a short distance away. A 29 year old Cambridge man is charged with several offences including Assault Peace Officer with Intent to Resist, Disarming a Peace Officer, Escape Lawful Custody, Breach of Probation, and Being Intoxicated in a Public Place. The accused male was held for a show cause hearing.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA14207016
Publish Date: Sep 12, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 10, 2014
Location: SOUTH DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada N2M 4B4

Waterloo Regional Police are requesting the public’s assistance with locating a 52 year old Kitchener male. Jed Ouillette was last seen in the Kitchener area on Monday September 8, 2014. Mr. Ouillette is White, 5’8”, 130 lbs., thin build with brown/blond hair and a receding hair line. Ouillette always wears a baseball cap. He has green eyes, yellowish front teeth and a scar on his left ear. Police and his family are concerned for Ouillette’s well being. Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519 653-7700.

SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
Incident #: WA14207475
Publish Date: Sep 12, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 11, 2014
Location: EARL MARTIN DR and UNION ST, WOOLWICH ON Canada

On September 11, 2014 Waterloo Regional Police Service and Ministry of Transportation officers conducted a commercial motor vehicle enforcement initiative in Elmira. A total of 17 vehicles were stopped. Of the inspected vehicles 5 were taken out of service. There were 13 charges laid ranging from document infractions, improperly licensed driver, to defective brakes, steering components, and insecure loads. Commercial Drivers are reminded to check their equipment daily and be safe operators.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14208121
Publish Date: Sep 12, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 11, 2014
Location: BLUEVALE ST N and BRIDGEPORT RD E, WATERLOO ON Canada

On Thursday September 11, 2014 at 10:27pm a Hyundai driven by a 24 year old Waterloo man was southbound on Bluevale Street in Waterloo. The vehicle entered the intersection at Bridgeport Road, and collided with a westbound Kia driven by a 28 year old Waterloo woman. Both vehicles were severely damaged. Both drivers and a 22 year old female passenger were taken to hospital with minor injuries. Charges are pending the completion of the investigation. Bridgeport Road East at Bluevale Street was closed for 2 hours for the investigation.

MVC FATALITY
Incident #: WA14207154
Publish Date: Sep 11, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 10, 2014
Location: MANSER RD and LINE 86, WELLESLEY ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate a three vehcile collision that occurred on Line 86 at Manser Rd at approximately 8:13 pm on Wednesday September 10, 2014. A northbound vehicle on Manser Rd failed to stop for a stop sign at Line 86. The vehicle entered the intersection and was hit by an eastbound vehicle on the driver's side. Both vehicles then hit a westbound vehicle on Line 86. The driver of the eastbound vehicle and the driver of the westbound vehicle on Line 86 were not injured from the collision. The y female driver of the northbound vehicle on Manser Rd was taken to Grand River Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The female passenger in the northbound vehicle was first taken to Listowel Hospital, but then transferred to London's Victoria Hospital with serious injuries. The family of the deceased person has not been notified at this time. Weather conditions are considered to be a factor in this collision as it was raining heavily at the time. The investigation is continuing.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA14206769
Publish Date: Sep 11, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 10, 2014
Location: ROSE ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On September 10, 2014 at approximately 12:19 p.m. police responded to a motor vehicle incident on Rose St, in the City of Cambridge. A 16 year old Cambridge male was riding on the hood of a Ford being driven by a 20 year old Cambridge male. The 16 year old fell off the hood onto the roadway. The male was taken to hospital by ambulance sustaining major injury. The driver was not injured. Rose Street was closed for approximately an hour during the police investigation. The 20 year old driver was charged with Dangerous Operation causing bodily harm.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA14206366
Publish Date: Sep 10, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 9, 2014
Location: FERGUS AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police advise that Mary-Anne Garbotz was located today in the Victoria Park area of Kitchener. She was unharmed but was received medical treatment for dehydration. Investigators wish to thank the media and the public for their ongoing support and interest.

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Published: Sep 10 2014 8:21AM
Police are seeking assistance from the public in locating Kitchener resident Mary-Anne GARBOTZ , 81 years. She was last seen at the Zehrs located at 1375 Weber St. E., Kitchener on September 9, 2014, at approximately 11:00 a.m. She is described as white, olive coloured skin, 5' 7", 190 lbs, medium build. Unknown clothing description. Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Division 519 650 8500 ext. 4499.

ABDUCTION
Incident #: WA14204121
Publish Date: Sep 10, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 7, 2014
Location: MOOREGATE CRES, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public in locating a 37 year old Kitchener male. Mohammed ALY SAAD ALY is wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for Abduction in Contravention to a Court Order. Mohammed ALY SAAD ALY is believed to be in company of his 3 year old daughter and their whereabouts are unknown. Police have no information that the safety of the child is at risk. Anyone with information is urged to contact Waterloo Regional Police Service 519-653-7700.

BREAK & ENTER
Incident #: WA14205568
Publish Date: Sep 10, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 9, 2014
Location: ELGIN ST S, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On Sept. 9, 2014 at approximately just before 2am, police received a call from a Cambridge resident about a possible intruder. An unknown male may have gained access to the home through a basement window. Police checked the area near 70 Elgin St. South with negative results. Police are investigating and remind residents to ensure their homes are properly secured and to report any suspicious activity at once. Anyone with information is asked to contact South Division 519 650 8500 ext. 2299.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE
Incident #: WA14206315
Publish Date: Sep 10, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 9, 2014
Location: WATERLOO, ON

On September 9, 2014 just after 10:30pm, Waterloo Regional Police responded to a family dispute at a residence in Waterloo. A 55 year old Waterloo male was taken into custody after a three hour negotiation with police. There were no injuries to any involved parties and there was no risk to public safety.

DRUGS
Incident #: WA14204977
Publish Date: Sep 9, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 8, 2014
Location: SAMUELSON ST and ELGIN ST N, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On September 8, 2014, members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service arrested two adult males, both of Cambridge, for Trafficking and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance. The males were searched and found to be in possession of quantities of heroin, crystal methamphetamine, marihuana, and Canadian currency. A Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant was later executed at the residence of one of the males. Further quantities of methamphetamine and heroin were located and seized by police, along with brass knuckles, a prohibited weapon. Both males face a number of drug-related charges and were released from police custody on a Promise to Appear in court. A female acquaintance was also arrested and charged with the drug related offences and the brass knuckles that were seized inside the residence

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA14205292
Publish Date: Sep 9, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 8, 2014
Location: NATCHEZ RD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Monday, September 8 2014 at approximately 6:00p.m. two Kitchener men were involved in a fight on Natchez Road in the City of Kitchener. The two men, who were unknown to each other became involved in an argument that escalated to include an assault with a baseball bat. During the fight a witness took control of the bat as the suspect and victim continued fighting. As a result of a Police investigation a 23 year old male from Kitchener has been charged with Assault with a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose. Both the victim and suspect suffered minor injuries as a result of the altercation. The attack was not random and there is no risk to public safety. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor in this incident.

DRUGS
Incident #: WA14205047
Publish Date: Sep 9, 2014
Incident Date: Sep 8, 2014
Location: HIGHVIEW DR and DRIFTWOOD DR, KITCHENER ON Canada

On the 8th of September 2014 at 1:45pm police on motorcycle patrol in the area of Highview Drive and Driftwood Drive in Kitchener observed a male youth riding a bicycle without a helmet and failing to obey a traffic sign. When the officer approach to speak to the male, the cyclist failed to properly identify himself. The cyclist, a 17 year old Kitchener male, was issued Provincial Offence notices for offences that include Failing to identify himself, Failing to wear proper helmet; and Disobeying a Stop Sign. Waterloo Regional Police remind all road users to comply with rules of the road in the interest of public safety.

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