Major Incident Summaries
Published : Thursday July 12, 2012@ 13:17
Incident # 12-162075 Type : Offensive Weapons
OTTAWA ST S, KITCHENER
In the early morning hours of Thursday July 12, shopping center security made Police aware of a suspicious package situated in the parking lot at the Sunrise Shopping Center 1400 Ottawa St S Kitchener.
Police located two "draino bottle bombs". One had already detonated and had a debris field of approximately 10 ft. The second bottle had malfunctioned and was rendered safe.
There was no one seen in the area and its unknown how long the items had been there prior to police attending.
Police dealt with similar incidents back in April and warned the public of the dangers of "bottle bombs" after a 10 year old youth received serious facial injuries after the home-made device exploded, lodging plastic shrapnel into his face.
Police want the public to be aware that the making of these devices that explode and cause injury may lead to criminal charges such as Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm or Unlawfully Causing Bodily Harm.
These devices may be making a recurrence due to the Internet and social media. Police want to remind parents to be aware of the online activities of their children, and potential indicators that they are involved in this dangerous activity.
As a general precaution, police urge the public to avoid handling misshapen or bloated plastic bottles with unknown contents which could explode if moved or disturbed. Police should be contacted in these instances.
Anyone with information regarding this morning's incident may call Central Division at 519 650 8500 ext. 4499 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.
Incident # 12-161613 Type : Injured/Sick Person
ERINBROOK DR, KITCHENER
On Wednesday July 11, 2012 Police responded to a medical emergency where a young child wearing a floating device was left unattended for a moment in a pool.
The infant fell out of his floating device and became submerged.
The child was rescued and was transported to Grand River Hospital for treatment of water in his lungs and is expected to make a full recovery.
Police are reminding the public regarding water safety and the importance of wearing life jackets. Strict supervision is highly encouraged while children are near water.
Incident # 12-160706 Type : Suspicious Vehicle
KING ST. E. AND LAUREL ST., CAMBRIDGE
Waterloo Regional Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying a vehicle and persons of interest. On July 10th, 2012, at approximately 1:00 PM, a concerned citizen observed a young female yelling for help at the intersection of King St. E. and Laurel St. in the City of Cambridge. The female was seated in the passenger seat of a red pickup truck and was being restrained by the male driver.
Police wish to check on the wellbeing of the female and are requesting anyone with additional information contact Divisional Detectives at 519-653-7700 ext. 2234 or 1-800-222-8477.