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Last Updated: Monday April 27, 2015 8:58 AM
On April 24, 2015, police arrested a 47 year Kitchener woman in connection with an ongoing investigation into allegations that she befriended and then defrauded a Waterloo couple of money. The Kitchener woman was held for a show cause hearing on Saturday April 25, 2015 for two counts of Fraud and 3 counts of Breach Probation. Additional investigations are continuing.
On Friday April 24th, 2015, as a result of ongoing investigation, Police arrested the third and last outstanding male connected to an assault that occurred on January 16th, 2015 at 2:00 am outside the Burger King located at 150 University Avenue West, Waterloo. The altercation resulted in a male victim requiring treatment at Grand River Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. A 21 year old Kitchener man has been charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and will appear in Kitchener Courts on Monday April 27th, 2015. Police have no further outstanding suspects in this investigation.
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Published: Jan 19 2015 8:25AM
Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate this assault and are releasing a security camera image of a male to identify. Anyone who recognizes the individual or has information that can assist police is asked to call North Division 519 650-8500 ext. 6399 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.
Published: Jan 16 2015 1:44PM
On January 16, 2015 at approximately 2:00 a.m. police responded to an altercation at 150 University West, Waterloo. Three men assaulted the victim, a 24 year old Waterloo man. The victim received non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the hospital before being released. An 18 year old Kitchener male and a 24 year old Kitchener male were arrested leaving the area in a vehicle. A quantity of methamphetamine and cocaine was located and seized during the arrest. The 2 men were held for court, charged with aggravated assault and 2 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. The 3rd suspect fled the scene and is described as a male, darker complexion, 5'6" - 5'7", thin - average build with long dark wavy hair, wearing a green t-shirt, green sweater, khaki pants and white shoes. Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 x6399 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.
On April 24th, 2015, at approximately 2:50 pm, the CIBC Bank on King St. East in Cambridge was robbed by an unidentified male. The male is described as Caucasian, 18-25 years old, 6 feet tall and 140 lbs. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a black toque, with a grey and red scarf covering his mouth, a green and yellow striped hoody and dark pants. The male made off with an undisclosed amount of money. There were no injuries. Investigators are requesting the assistance from the public for information relating to this robbery or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or South Division 519 650 8500 ext. 2299.
On the 25th day of April 2015, Traffic Services were conducting speed enforcement near Homer Watson Blvd and Block Line Rd, Kitchener. At 5:10pm, police stopped a black Mustang for driving well in excess of the speed limit. A Kitchener male has been charged with stunt driving, speeding in excess of 50km/h over the limit and failing to surrender the permit for the motor vehicle. The driver has lost the privilege to drive for 7 days with his driver’s license suspended and his vehicle seized. Waterloo Regional Police remind all motorists of the potential risk to public safety of excessive speed and encourage everyone follow the rules of the road.
On the 24th of April 2015 at approximately 5:30pm, Traffic Services were conducting speed enforcement in the area of Homer Watson Blvd and Block Line Rd in the City of Kitchener. A vehicle was stopped after being observed well in excess of the speed limit. Upon further investigation a small amount of marihuana was located and the driver was arrested for having possession of a controlled substance. A Kitchener male was charged with speeding and possession of a controlled substance.
On the 26th of April 2015, at approximately 5:18pm, police conducted a vehicle stop on King St. North in Waterloo. After further investigation, three occupants of the BMW were arrested for fraud related offences. The three males, all from the GTA, were found in possession of a large amount of alcohol and electronics, purchased with falsified credit cards. The males were held for show cause hearings charged with numerous offences including Fraud Over $5000, Use Falsified Credit Cards, Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 and laundering proceeds of crime.
On April 25, 2015 at approximately 10:45 p.m. a robbery took place in the area of Fischer Hallman Road and Activa Avenue in the City of Kitchener. A male approached a 16 year old male, produced a knife and demanded money from the victim. The victim complied and was uninjured. The suspect was last seen running into a walkway near the intersection of Fisher Hallman Road and Activa Avenue. The robber is described as: White, 16 to 21 years of age, 5ft 8in, short brown hair, wearing a black hooded jacket. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477 or Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 Ext # 4441
On April 23, 2015, at 8:11pm Waterloo Regional Police responded to a disturbance at a Lancaster Street, Kitchener apartment. As a result of the disturbance an adult male from Cambridge suffered lacerations to his hands from a sword. The injured male left the apartment and entered a nearby convenience store where emergency services were contacted. The male was transported to Grand River Hospital for treatment and was later released. No charges were laid in relation to the incident.
On April 23, 2015 officers from Waterloo Regional Police, Guelph Police, OPP and Aylmer Police were doing commercial vehicle enforcement in 3 locations across Waterloo Region. The goal of any enforcement initiative is to ensure road safety in our region. The outcome of the initiative resulted in 108 vehicles stopped with 24 vehicles being placed out of service. There were 66 charges laid including insecure loads, defective brakes, improper tires, over weight vehicles and numerous document offences.
On April 23, 2015, as a result of the ongoing investigation and information from the community, a 61 year old Kitchener male was arrested at his Kitchener residence. The male has been charged with Theft over $5000 and will appear in court on June 10, 2015. Police would like to thank the community for their support and assistance in this investigation.
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Published: Apr 22 2015 9:29AM
On February 27, 2015 a sculpture was stolen from the KW Art Gallery. The porcelain sculpture, entitled Eidolon I-I by artist An Te LIU, measures 10cm x 7cm x 15cm and is green in colour. The suspect in this occurrence is a white male, approximately 55 years of age with long hair, a dark moustache and a thin grey beard. He was a wearing brown leather jacket, a white shirt and black jogging pants. Photographs of the sculpture and the suspect have been attached for further information. If you have information on this occurrence please contact Central Division at 519-650-8500 ext. 4497 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.
Waterloo Regional Police are seeking assistance from the public for information that could assist in locating ?24 year old Jessie Alexander Maresch. Maresch is currently wanted on multiple warrants and has recently been identified as being connected to multiple residential break and enters in the Kingswood Drive area of Kitchener where numerous mailboxes were entered and mail stolen. Maresch, of no fixed address, is described as white, 5'9" 161 pounds, with multiple face and neck tattoos. Any one with information as to his whereabouts is asked to call 519-653-7700 Ext. 4404 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.
Waterloo Regional Police are in the process of completing the investigation into child pornography incidents that came to light a week ago involving grade 7 and 8 students from 3 elementary schools and 1 high school in Waterloo Region. A total of 21 youths between the ages of 11 and 14 years old have been dealt with regarding the sending of nude photos via social media. Twenty electronic devices including smart phones, iPods, iPads and Nintendo DS gaming systems were seized and examined by investigators. The Waterloo Regional Police ICE and Tech Crimes Units assisted in this investigation. No charges will be laid. Police, in collaboration with the school Administrators, are instead using this opportunity to heighten awareness among students and their parents about the dangers and consequences of using electronic devices to take and share inappropriate images that could be interpreted as child pornography. Police will also be utilizing some community partners to assist in further educating some of the students by having them attend various programs. Police remind parents to be diligent in educating their children on the proper use of electronic devices and in knowing how their children are using electronic devices. Parents should be checking these devices on a regular basis to ensure that they're not being used for inappropriate purposes. For Internet Safety tips, please visit our website at: http://www.wrps.on.ca/stay-safe/keep-your-children-safe/internet-safety
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Published: Apr 14 2015 7:57AM
Waterloo Regional Police have been involved in an ongoing Child Pornography investigation which stemmed from a complaint at a local elementary school. Police are working with school Administrators to support victims and educate students. Parents are urged to take an active role in monitoring their children’s use of all wireless devices and social media.
As a result of a complaint received on April 13, 2015, Waterloo Regional Police are urging the public to be cautious of fraud scams over the Internet involving fictitious companies offering personal loans. They entice people with low interest rates and quick loan approvals. In turn, the applicants provide personal information and are required to purchase pre-loaded bank cards to prove that they are able to pay back the loan. The funds are then transferred by the suspects. The suspects have no intent on providing a loan and the applicants suffer the monetary losses. A qualified lending company will not request an applicant to send them any money in advance. Incidents should be reported to the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre. For additional fraud prevention tips, visit http://www.wrps.on.ca/stay-safe/your-personal-safety/fraud-prevention
On April 22, 2015 at approximately 5:15 p.m., a 30 year old Cambridge man was walking in the area of John Street and Selkirk Street near Dumfries Street in the City of Cambridge. With large rocks in his hands this male was seen attempting to break into several motor vehicles in the area. Numerous concerned citizens called police. The male then entered a nearby residential home but the home owner was able to push the male out and locked the door. The male demanded keys to a motor vehicle from this home owner but then spotted a woman trying to enter her car nearby. He ran towards her and tried to take her keys. After a brief struggle the male ran off. Police located the male, and after a brief foot pursuit, he was arrested. He is being held for a bail hearing on April 23, 2015. Charges include: Robbery x2, possessing an dangerous weapon, various property related charges and breaching a court order.
On April 21, 2015, just after 8:14am, a workplace accident occurred at a business located at 167 Lexington Ct, #7 Waterloo- Mike Foregrave and Associates Industries. A female worker was injured while operating a piece of equipment. Waterloo Fire provided initial assistance and the worker was transported to Grand River Hospital by paramedics. She was subsequently transported to a Hamilton hospital for further treatment. The Ministry of Labour is investigating.
On Tuesday April 21, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., police responded to the area of Columbia St. W. and Albert St. in the city of Waterloo to investigate an apparent road rage incident involving one driver cutting off another. It was alleged that during the incident both driver's exited their vehicle's and engaged in an argument. During this time, one of the driver's produced a knife and threatened to harm the other driver, before fleeing the scene. As a result of the police investigation, a 53 year old Waterloo male was arrested and stands charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon and for uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.
On Tuesday April 21, 2015 at 4:40 p.m. an employee of a Waterloo based construction company at 46 King St S, city of Waterloo fell from the second floor to the first floor of a building under renovations. The employee, a Kitchener resident, aged 46 years, was transported to Grand River Hospital with serious non-life threatening injuries. Ministry of Labour responded to the scene and are continuing with the investigating, charges are pending.
On Tuesday April 21, 2015 at approximately 5:25pm a collision occurred on Ira Needles Boulevard at the University Avenue roundabout. A 26 year old Kitchener male was stopped at the roundabout on Ira Needles waiting for traffic when he was rear-ended by another southbound car. The 26 year old male got out of his vehicle to speak with the other driver when the suspect vehicle suddenly tried to pull around him and flee the scene. The suspect vehicle struck the 26 year old male and pinned him between the two vehicles. The vehicle continued to flee the scene southbound on Ira Needles, striking a light standard, and eventually ending up disabled at the next roundabout. Witnesses observed a male and female leaving the suspect vehicle and heading towards Lemon Grass Street in Kitchener. The victim suffered bruising to both his legs, and moderate damage to his vehicle. The suspect vehicle sustained major damage. Police are requesting any witnesses to this collision or anyone who saw the suspects fleeing to contact the Traffic Branch at 519-653-7700 X8856.
On April 17, 2015, the missing youth, Veronica BIVAND, was located in good health by the Waterloo Regional Police Service.
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Published: Apr 16 2015 10:51AM
The Waterloo Regional Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public in locating Veronica Bivand. Bivand is a 13 year old female, 5’2 in height, approximately 145lbs, brown shoulder length hair and brown eyes. Bivand was last seen on April 15. Police are concerned for her wellbeing. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 ext 4499.
On 20 April 2015 in the early afternoon, a Cambridge resident called Police reporting that a male came to her door stating that he was from the government and wished to see the numbers on her furnace and look at the pipes. The resident grew suspicious and did not allow the male in. The male was described as White, 27-30 years, carrying a clip board with an Energy Star Sticker on it and wearing a plastic identification tag around his neck. When he left he met up with a second male on the street. The pair were wearing jackets with a logo reading Ontario GOGREEN. The Mississauga Company was contacted and advised they do not do door to door sales and have no people working in the Cambridge area. Residents are reminded to be diligent and careful of whom they allow into their home and report any suspicious activity.
On April 21, 2015 at 3:35 am, a lone male described as wearing a black balaclava, grey sweat shirt blue jeans and had a black bag with the strap crossing his chest threw a cinder block through the front door of Little Short Stop located at 153 Country Hill Dr in the city of Kitchener. The male hopped the counter searched for money and cigarettes and fled on foot in an unknown direction. Police were called and officers searched the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect. The male was in the store for about a minute and did not take any money or merchandise. Anyone with information can contact the WRPS Criminal Investigation Branch Central Division 519 650 8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.
On Monday April 20, 2015 at approximately 8:15 a.m., a Ford Taurus was travelling northbound on Hespeler Rd, towards Kossuth Rd, in the city of Cambridge. The vehicle crossed the centre dividing line and entered the southbound lane striking a truck travelling southbound on Hespeler Rd. The collision caused significant damage to both vehicles. The driver of the Ford Taurus, a 54 year old Cambridge male, had to be extricated from the vehicle by Cambridge Fire Department, and was taken to Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He sustained non life threatening injuries. The driver was charged with failing to drive in a marked lane under the Highway Traffic Act.
On April 18, 2015 at approximately 10:10pm a female was walking in the parking lot of 36 Northfield Drive East Waterloo. An unknown male grabbed her purse breaking the strap and fled on foot from the area. No injuries resulted from the incident and no weapons were used in the offence. Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying this male who is described as 6 feet tall, thin build wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jogging pants and running shoes. Anyone with information can call 519-653-7700 or 1-800-222-TIPS.
On April 19, 2015 at approximately 6:25 pm a male entered Tito's Pizza located at 153 Country Hill Drive, Kitchener. The male had a gun and demanded money from the employees. The employees were able to secure themselves safely in a locked room and the suspect left with unknown items. Police are looking to identify the person responsible for this robbery. He is described as approximately 5’8 and 154 lbs., thin build, and wearing a scarf covering his face and a yellow and white jacket. Any person with information is requested to call the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 ext 4499 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477).
The Waterloo Regional Police Service is investigating a robbery which occurred at the Husky Convenience Store located at 720 Victoria St South Kitchener on April 18, 2015 6:20 a.m. A male entered the store and demanded cash from the clerk. The clerk complied and the suspect fled on foot. The suspect is described as black, 24 years old, 5’8, with a thin build and wearing a blue hoodie with a red shirt over it, black pants and a white belt. No weapons were seen during the incident and the clerk sustained no physical injuries. Anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or North Division Detectives at (519) 653-7700 ext. 6399.
On Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at approximately 6 p.m., a two motor vehicle collision occurred where Arthur Street South and Highway 85 meet, just south of Sawmill Road in Woolwich Township. A silver Nissan, driven by a 50 year old Moorefield man, travelling northbound on Arthur St. S and a silver Volkswagen driven by a 19 year old Waterloo man. The driver of the Volkswagen pulled out in front of the Nissan, attempting to conduct a U-turn. The Nissan was unable to stop and struck the Volkswagen in mid turn. Both drivers were transported to local hospitals by Ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. The Volkswagen driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act. Alcohol and speed are not considered factors.
On April 16, 2015 at 1130 pm, a male entered the Pyramid Pizza on Weber Street East in Kitchener with a large knife and demanded money. The suspect had his face covered and fled the area after obtaining the money. The suspect is described as black, 6', 200lbs wearing a red hooded sweater with the hood up and black pants and running shoes. No one was physically injured as a result of the robbery. Police are asking anyone with information to call Central Division Detectives at 519-653-7700 ext. 4499 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-tips. Police are also reminding the community if they observe any person acting suspiciously, to call 911 and report the behaviour.
On April 16, 2015 members of the Waterloo Regional Police executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Search Warrant at "Connect Computers" located at 63 Courtland Ave. E. Kitchener. Numerous complaints from the downtown community lead to the investigation of this address and the owner of the business. As a result of the investigation the business owner; Christopher KETCH 37 years of Kitchener has been charged with Possession of Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine and Hydromorphone), and possession of a prohibited weapon. Leslie BYRNE, a 23 year old Kitchener female is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a prohibited weapon, and breach of probation. A 46 year old Kitchener male has also been arrested in connection with this search warrant and is scheduled for a bail hearing at Kitchener Court.
On April 16th, 2015, at 2:47 a.m. A Cambridge resident of Moscrip Road was awoken to the sound of an accelerant catching fire on their front porch. A vehicle was heard fleeing the scene and the fire was extinguished by the residents using a garden hose. The damage to the home's porch and a vehicle in the driveway is estimated at over $2,000.00. Two males have been arrested for arson and charges are pending. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
On the 15th of April 2015 a Waterloo Regional Police traffic officer conducting speed enforcement locked a white Honda at 90km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone on Homer Watson Boulevard near the Bleams Road roundabout. As a result of the traffic stop, the 20 year old Kitchener driver was charged with Over 80, Novice driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above zero, Young driver with a BAC above zero and Speeding 90km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone. He is to appear in court on the 29th of April 2015. Police are reminding drivers with the warm weather upon us to be conscious of road safety and operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner.
On April 14, 2015 at approximately 12:59pm a motorcycle was struck by a car at the intersection of King Street east and Montgomery Road in the City of Kitchener. The motorcycle rider, a 33 year old Kitchener male was taken to Grand River Hospital with a right leg injury as a result of the collision. A 30 year old Toronto man was charged for careless driving. With spring weather upon us, please drive and ride safely.
On Wednesday April 8th, 2015 Waterloo Regional Police responded to a robbery in Concordia Park located at 19 Greenbrook Drive in the City of Kitchener. At approximately 5pm, the male victim was walking through Concordia Park and was approached by a male who demanded all of his belongings. The victim refused and a physical altercation ensued between the suspect and the victim. As a result, the victim received minor injuries and the suspect fled on foot prior to police arrival. The suspect is described as male, black, 6'2", early 30s, muscular build, wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and black Converse running shoes. The area was checked with negative results. Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 extension 6399.
On April 15th, 2015 at approx. 3:00am a 30yr old male entered a commercial property in Waterloo and was confronted by on site security staff. The male impersonated an employee by giving a false name in an attempt to gain access to a secure area of the business. The male removed property from the premises and was met by Waterloo Regional Police at the front doorway. The male was non compliant with police and resisted arrest, a conducted energy weapon and oleoresin capsicum spray was deployed and the male was arrested without further incident. He has been charged with numerous criminal offences and will be attending a bail hearing later today.