Major Incidents

Last Updated: Friday April 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM

PORNOGRAPHY
Incident #: WA16043992
Publish Date: Apr 28, 2016
Incident Date: Aug 8, 2015
Location: MAPLE GROVE RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

In October 2015, the National Child Exploitation Co-ordination Center (NCECC) Ottawa initiated an investigation into a user of a social network as part of an ongoing international investigation. The user communicated with an undercover police officer and provided links to child pornography. Waterloo Regional Police Service – Internet Child Exploitation Unit investigated the shared links and determined the location of the offences. A search warrant was obtained and executed on April 26, 2016 at a residence in Cambridge by members of the WRPS ICE UNIT and the Technological Crimes Unit. Robert George CHISLETTE (67 years), was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography, Accessing Child Pornography and 2 counts of Making Available Child Pornography. CHISLETTE coached hockey for 30 years in the Waterloo Region and his coaching was primarily focused on children around the age of 12 years old. The accused, Robert CHISLETTE was held for a show cause hearing on April 27, 2016 and was released. Police are not aware of any additional offences related to the accused at this time. Anyone with information regarding this investigation are asked to contact the WRPS ICE Unit at 519.650.8500 X8667. This Project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

DRUGS
Incident #: WA16087978
Publish Date: Apr 28, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 26, 2016
Location: ACTIVA AVE and SWEET WILLIAM ST, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Tuesday April 26th, 2016 members of the Central Division CORE team conducted a traffic stop on Activa Avenue in the City of Kitchener with a suspended driver. The driver was also in possession of a large quantity of illegal drugs and cash. The driver was arrested and charged with several criminal and Highway Traffic Act offences and is being held pending a show cause hearing. The illegal drugs had a street value of approximately $3900.00.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON
Incident #: WA16088928
Publish Date: Apr 28, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 27, 2016
Location: WESTFOREST TRAIL and HIGHLAND RD W, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Monday April 25, 2016 at approximately 4:00 pm, a young female was approached and then followed for some distance by an unknown male while walking home from school, in the area of Westforest Trail and Victoria Street in Kitchener. The male is described as Hispanic in his early 20s, slim build with short black hair. The male was last seen wearing, skinny gray jeans, a gray beanie hat, thick light gray zip up hoodie, white t-shirt, red and black formal looking shoes, carrying red and black backpack. The male was also observed driving a black Mitsubishi SUV. Anyone with information related to this incident, is asked to please contact Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-650-8500 extension 6399 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

ARREST
Incident #: WA16087144
Publish Date: Apr 26, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 25, 2016
Location: BLOCK LINE RD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Between April 11th, 2016 and April 18th, 2016, police received numerous bomb related threats through social media platforms targeting St. Mary’s High School, in the City of Kitchener. Through investigation, Detectives have identified and arrested a 15 year old Kitchener resident as allegedly responsible for the threats. He has been charged with four counts of Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm and four counts of Convey False Message. He will appear in court on June 6, 2016. Anyone with information related to this is asked to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 extension 4438 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

FIRE
Incident #: WA16085341
Publish Date: Apr 25, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 22, 2016
Location: OXFORD ST, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police along with the Cambridge Fire Department have responded to a series of suspicious fires in the city of Cambridge. Several fires have involved garbage and furniture which has been set out for pick up within residential areas. Waterloo Regional Police would like to remind members of the public to notify the police of any suspicious behavior throughout the night and early morning hours.

FIRE
Incident #: WA16083829
Publish Date: Apr 25, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 21, 2016
Location: CHRISTOPHER DR, CAMBRIDGE, WATERLOO ON Canada

On Thursday, April 21st, 2016, at approximately 2:00 a.m., police responded to a call for service regarding a fire, at 115 Christopher Drive, in the city of Cambridge, behind the Macs Milk Convenience store. A beverage dispenser was on fire next to a dumpster, behind the convenience store. Cambridge Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire. On April 22, 2016, a young person was arrested and charged with Arson in relation to this fire.

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Published: Apr 21 2016 9:24AM
On Thursday, April 21st, 2016, at approximately 2:00 a.m., police responded to a call for service regarding a fire, at 115 Christopher Drive, in the city of Cambridge, behind the Macs Milk Convenience store. A beverage dispenser was on fire next to a dumpster, behind the convenience store. Cambridge Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire. Anyone with information is asked to call the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 extension 2299.

SEARCH WARRANT
Incident #: WA16085145
Publish Date: Apr 25, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 22, 2016
Location: HIGHBROOK ST, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On April 22, 2016, Waterloo Regional Police executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on Highbrook Street in Kitchener. Marihuana and cocaine were seized from the residence. A 28 year old Kitchener male was arrested and held for show cause. The investigation continues.

OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Incident #: WA16086752
Publish Date: Apr 25, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 24, 2016
Location: OTTAWA ST S, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On April 24, 2016 at approximately 3:30 p.m. a 16 year old female was struck with a shot from a pellet gun in the leg while walking in the parking lot at the Alpine Plaza in Kitchener. She sustained a minor injury. Police are investigating to determine the origin of the shot. Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police Service Central Division at 519-653-7700 ext. 4499 or call Crime Stoppers.

THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE
Incident #: WA16081582
Publish Date: Apr 22, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 18, 2016
Location: HESPELER RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On April 18th, 2016 at 9:50 a.m., officers located a stolen motor vehicle in the Super 8 Motel parking lot located at 650 Hespeler Road in the City of Cambridge. Three Cambridge adults were arrested in connection to this stolen motor vehicle. Investigation revealed that the three accused were in possession of a substantial amount of crystal methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $1800.00. The three face multiple criminal charges including: Possession of Stolen Property over $5000, Possession of a Controlled Substance I, Possession of Break-In Instruments, Obstruct Peace Officer, Failing to Comply with Officer-In-Charge Undertaking, and Theft under $5000. They were all held for a showcause hearing.

SELECTIVE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (STEP)
Incident #: WA16083920
Publish Date: Apr 22, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 21, 2016
Location: SAGINAW PKY and STONECAIRN DR, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, police enforced a 3-way stop intersection in front of St. Clements elementary school on Saginaw Parkway in Cambridge. In eight hours, 13 provincial offences notices were issued, 11 of them being for stop sign infractions. Police remind the public to be extra cautious and vigilant, especially in school zones and watch out for students and pedestrians.

FIRE
Incident #: WA16083756
Publish Date: Apr 21, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 20, 2016
Location: INDUSTRIAL RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On April 20, 2016 at approximately 11:20 p.m., a fire started outside the Gillies Lumber plant located at 777 Industrial Road, in the city of Cambridge. All the employees were evacuated and no injuries were reported. Cambridge Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire. The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 ext. 2299.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16083073
Publish Date: Apr 21, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 20, 2016
Location: NORTHUMBERLAND ST, NORTH DUMFRIES, ON Canada N0B 2L0

On April 20, 2016, at approximately 5:50 am, a car being operated by a 19 year old Kitchener male, crossed over the center line of Northumberland Road in North Dumfries Township and struck an oncoming pick up truck driven by a 54 year old Drumbo area male. Both males were transported to Cambridge Memorial Hospital for medical treatment. The 54 year old male was subsequently transferred to a Hamilton Hospital for severe injuries. He remains in stable condition. The 19 year old was treated and released from Cambridge Memorial Hospital. The Road was closed for 8 hours while police conducted the analysis of the collision. It was reopened shortly after 2:00 pm. The is ongoing and the investigator asks the anyone who witnessed the collision contact the WRPS Traffic Services Branch at 519-653-7700 ext 8791.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16083719
Publish Date: Apr 21, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 20, 2016
Location: WILSON AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On April 20, 2016 at approximately 9:25 p.m., the victim, a 25 year old Kitchener male, was walking in the area of Wilson Park in the City of Kitchener. Three black males attacked the victim from behind knocking him to the ground, assaulting him and taking personal property. The males are described as black / 16 -18 years / 58 - 6 / wearing dark jackets, BB caps and backpacks. Two males fled on foot while the third continued down the path near Shelley Drive. The victim sustained minor injuries. A search of the area was conducted with negative results. No weapons were used or mentioned during this incident. If anyone has information about this or any crime, please contact Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 extension 4499.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16082691
Publish Date: Apr 20, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 19, 2016
Location: ST LEGER ST and QUEEN ST N, KITCHENER ON Canada

On Tuesday April 19, 2016 at approximately 4:10 pm, an unknown male on a bicycle approached a 21 year old male who was walking on St. Leger Street, in the city of Kitchener. The male brandished a knife and demanded the victim empty his pockets. The suspect fled the area on a bicycle after obtaining property from the victim. There were no physical injuries as a result of this incident. Police are looking to identify the person responsible for tis robbery. He is described as male, white, early 30’s, 5’8 – 6’, lean build, 160-170 lbs, and had a thick European accent. The male was wearing a black hoodie and dark blue jeans with a rip in the right knee, riding a black spray painted bicycle. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

FIRE
Incident #: WA16082886
Publish Date: Apr 20, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 19, 2016
Location: BLAIR RD, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On April 19th, 2016, at approximately 9:30 p.m, a fire broke at the home located at 275 Blair Road in the city Of Cambridge. All occupants were able to exit the home safely. Cambridge Fire Department and Hydro crews responded with Regional Police. Fire crews spent several hours attempting to control the blaze which was contained to the single residence. Damage to the residence is extensive. There were no injuries reported as a result of the fire. Further investigation is to be completed to determine the cause of the fire.

ROBBERY
Incident #: WA16082638
Publish Date: Apr 20, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 19, 2016
Location: SCHNEIDER AVE, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On Tuesday April 19, 2016, at 3:15 p.m., police responded to Victoria Park, Kitchener after receiving a call of an assault in progress. Upon attendance, the victim, an adult female, sustained minor injuries. As a result of the investigation a 25 year old adult female was arrested and held pending a show cause bail hearing and faces charges for Robbery, Mischief Under $5000, Obstruct Police Officer and Breach Probation.

FIRE
Incident #: WA16083011
Publish Date: Apr 20, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 20, 2016
Location: WOODFERN CRT, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On April 20, 2016 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Waterloo Regional Police, Kitchener Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to a fire at an apartment building on Woodfern Court, in the City of Kitchener. The female owner and her dog were located inside the apartment. They were removed from the residence and placed in the care of paramedics suffering from smoke inhalation. The building was briefly evacuated until it was safe for other residents to return. The female along with her dog sustained minor injuries. There were no other injuries or damage to other tenants. It is not deemed suspicious and damage is unknown at this time. The investigation is continuing by Kitchener Fire Department.

FIRE
Incident #: WA16083017
Publish Date: Apr 20, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 20, 2016
Location: STONECAIRN DR, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

On April 20, 2016 between 1:30 and 3:00 a.m., Waterloo Regional Police and Cambridge Fire Department responded to two separate fires in the area of Stonecairn Drive, in the City of Cambridge. Although it was garbage that had been set on fire, in one instance a motor vehicle nearby received some minor damage due to the heat. Anyone with information relating to these suspicious fires, please contact South Division Detectives at 519-653-7700 ext.2299 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA16025033
Publish Date: Apr 19, 2016
Incident Date: Feb 4, 2016
Location: WESTCLIFF WAY, CAMBRIDGE, ON Canada

Waterloo Regional Police are seeking assistance in locating Michelle Marie SMITS, of Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Michelle is described as a 44 year old, white female, 55" approximately 180lbs with long light brown hair and blue eyes. She was last in communication with her family in the middle of February 2016. It is known that Michelle has travelled to the United States, and may be in the Boston area. If you see Michelle locally, or during your travels please contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 or Waterloo Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

DRIVING COMPLAINT
Incident #: WA16079795
Publish Date: Apr 19, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 16, 2016
Location: HESPELER RD and DUNBAR RD, CAMBRIDGE ON Canada

Just after midnight, Saturday April 16 2016, police were conducting speed enforcement on Hespler Road, Cambridge. Police observed two parties engage in a street race where both vehicles were clocked at speeds in excess of 125 km/h. Police identified and stopped both vehicles and have charged a 33 year old Kitchener male and a 32 year old Cambridge male under the street racing. Both drivers licences and vehicles, a Mitsubishi Lancer and a Subaru WRX were seized for 7 days.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA16079285
Publish Date: Apr 19, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 15, 2016
Location: ELLIS CRES N, WATERLOO, ON Canada

The Waterloo Regional Police Service is requesting the assistance from the public in locating 15 year old Courtney Mackenzie SCOTT. Courtney SCOTT is as an aboriginal female, 5ft 5in, 100 lbs small build, short dyed reddish brown hair and brown eyes. Courtney SCOTT was last seen wearing black leggings and a hoody which says "Blueberry" on it. Courtney SCOTTs well being is a concern because she is new to Waterloo. Courtney was last seen in the Bridgeport and Weber Street area of Waterloo on April 15, 2016 at 0900 hrs. Courtney may be trying to get back to Huntsville. Anyone with information is being asked to call the Waterloo Regional Police Service North Division at 519-653-7700 ext. 6399.

MVC PERSONAL INJURY
Incident #: WA16081028
Publish Date: Apr 19, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 17, 2016
Location: VICTORIA ST N and FORFAR AVE, KITCHENER ON Canada

On April 17, 2016, at 3:15 pm, a motor vehicle turned into the path of a north bound motorcycle at Victoria Street North and Forfar Avenue, in the city of Kitchener. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Grand River Hospital where he was treated and later released with minor injuries. Drivers are reminded that spring is here. Motorcycle and bicycles will be travelling on our streets. Be on the lookout for all cyclists operating on the roadway.

MISSING PERSON
Incident #: WA16078224
Publish Date: Apr 19, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 14, 2016
Location: PAULANDER DR, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Nancy SILVEIRA has been located early this morning. Waterloo Regional Police Service is grateful to our community who are always looking, and helped us reunite Nancy with her family.

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Published: Apr 14 2016 3:06PM
Police are looking to locate Nancy SILVEIRA, who has been missing from Paulander Dr., Kitchener since the morning of April 14th at approximately 5:00am. She is described as a 40 year old white female, 54", heavier build, brown curly hair and blue eyes. She is possibly wearing a green/teal jacket (seen in photo), black and purple stretch pants, and black/pink Reebok running shoes. If you see her, please call Waterloo Regional Police (911) or 519-653-7700.

BOMB THREAT
Incident #: WA16078182
Publish Date: Apr 15, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 14, 2016
Location: BLOCK LINE RD, KITCHENER, ON Canada

On April 14, 2016 an administrator for St. Marys Catholic High school located at 1500 Block Line Road in the city of Kitchener received a threatening message about potential damage being done to St. Marys school sometime this date. Waterloo Regional Police were contacted and responded to the school. The criminal investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 ext 4499 or Crime Stoppers.

FIRE
Incident #: WA16078993
Publish Date: Apr 15, 2016
Incident Date: Apr 15, 2016
Location: BREITHAUPT ST, KITCHENER, ON Canada

At approximately 3:00 a.m., on April 15, 2016, The Kitchener Fire Department, Waterloo Regional Police and EMS attended a house fire on Breithaupt Street in Kitchener. One house was engulfed in flames, and a neighbouring residence also sustained damage. All occupants of the effected houses were safely evacuated, and several nearby houses were also evacuated as a precaution. There were no injuries to any residents. The value of the damage is unknown at this time, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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