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  • Apr 18, 2012

    For Immediate Release: April 18, 2012

    Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police are warning the community about the serious dangers posed by so-called “bottle bombs” after a 10-year old was seriously injured over the weekend.

    There have been three reported incidents in the past week of youth building a device that combines corrosive household chemicals, such as drain cleaner and other ingredients, in a plastic container.  The devices are unstable and can cause chemical burns and injury from flying debris, often to the person building it.

  • Apr 18, 2012

    Major Incident Summaries
    Published : Wednesday April 18, 2012@ 10:56

    Incident # 12-088867 Type : Assault
    On the 17 April 2012 at around 4:00 pm two males, ages 18 and 31 years, became involved in a dispute at a Penelope Drive, Kitchener townhouse complex.

    Police allege that the 18 year struck the older male with with a piece of wood several times. The older male, concerned for his safety, then struck the younger with a metal bar.

  • Apr 17, 2012

    For Immediate Release:  April 17, 2012

    Waterloo Region, Ontario – An investigation by Waterloo Regional Police initiated in February 2012 has led to a criminal charge being laid against an officer.

  • Apr 17, 2012

    Major Incident Summaries
    Published : Tuesday April 17, 2012@ 14:55


    Incident # 12-084976 Type : Robbery
    On April 13, 2012 at approximately 12:30 am police responded to a report of a robbery that occurred at a house party on Kingswood Dr. in the city of Kitchener.

    An 18 year old Kitchener male and a 19 year old Kitchener male were arrested at that time for Robbery, Utter Threats, and breach of probation.

  • Apr 17, 2012

    For Immediate Release:  April 17, 2012

    Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police Central Division Crime Management Team, with the assistance of North Division members, have arrested a citizen of the United States on a Canada Wide Provisional Warrant under Section 13 of the Extradition Act.

  • Apr 16, 2012

    Major Incident Summaries
    Published : Monday April 16, 2012@ 8:22


    Incident # 12-086828 Type : Dispute
    On April 15th, 2012, police responded to a dispute in an apartment on King Street West in Kitchener.

    An adult male was located with a stab wound to his abdomen and was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    An adult female was arrested and has been charged with Assault with a Weapon and Possessing a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and was held for showcause.

  • Apr 13, 2012

    Major Incident Summaries
    Published : Friday April 13, 2012@ 15:16

    Incident # 12-083872 Type : Theft Over $5000
    On April 11th 2012, at approximately 6:48 pm. a male entered Fine Gold jewelry store located within Fairview Park Mall at 2960 Kingsway Drive in the City of Kitchener.

    Once inside the store the male spoke with a sales associate about purchasing an engagement ring. The male was shown a ring and then fled the store making no attempt to pay for the merchandise.

  • Apr 12, 2012

    Twenty-three recruits to take Oath of Office and receive badges

    For Immediate Release:  April 12, 2012

    Waterloo Region, ON – The Waterloo Regional Police Service is proud to welcome Recruit Class #82 to its ranks at a special ceremony to be held in partnership with Lang’s in Cambridge.

    Twenty-three new officers have just completed their basic training at the Ontario Police College in Aylmer and will be sworn in and receive their police badges starting a 1pm on Friday, April 13, 2012 at Lang’s, 1145 Concession Rd. Cambridge, Ontario.

  • Apr 12, 2012

    Major Incident Summaries
    Published : Thursday April 12, 2012@ 8:20

    Incident # 12-083643    Type : Theft under 5000    
    On April 11, 2012 at approximately 1:50 pm unknown suspects stole merchandise from the Zehrs store at 1375 Weber Street East, Kitchener.

    Police attempted to stop the unknown suspects as they left in a motor vehicle. The driver refused to stop for police almost striking a pedestrian while failing to stop for a red light at a high rate of speed.

  • Apr 10, 2012

    Major Incident Summaries
    Published : Tuesday April 10, 2012@ 14:20

    Incident # 12-082060 Type : Fire

    On April 9, 2012, at 2:45 PM, a fire occurred at a barn located along Spragues Road, North Dumfries Township Due to high winds, the fire spread throughout the adjacent fields, incinerating dry cornstalks left at harvest.

    The barn and its contents were destroyed. The estimated dollar value of damage has yet to be determined.

    There were no injuries to people and no farm animals in the barn at the time of the fire.

  • Apr 09, 2012

    Waterloo Regional Police North Division detectives are releasing the attached security camera images in connection with a Kitchener robbery and are requesting the public’s help identifying the pictured male. 


    On Thursday March 29, 2012, at approximately 10:30PM Waterloo Regional Police responded to Mac's Convenience located at 366 Victoria St North in the city of Kitchener for a robbery.

  • Apr 09, 2012

    Male is second to be charged in Guelph robbery

    For Immediate Release:  April 9, 2012

    WaterlooRegion, Ontario– Waterloo Regional Police, in partnership with Guelph Police Service, Peel Regional Police and Niagara Regional Police, have charged a fourth male in connection with a Kitchener jewelry store robbery in December, 2010.

  • Apr 09, 2012

    Major Incident Summaries
    Published : Monday April 9, 2012@ 8:35

    Incident # 12-081002 Type : Arrest  
    On April 8, 2012, police arrested two males in connection with numerous false fire alarms requiring Kitchener Fire Department to respond.

    There were 11 false alarms in total at two College Street apartment buildings dating back to December 5 2011.

    Waterloo Regional Police and Kitchener Fire Department collaborated their efforts in identifying and ultimately arresting a 24 year old and 25 year old male, both from Kitchener.

  • Apr 05, 2012

    For Immediate Release:  April 5, 2012

    Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service is committed to working in partnership with our community to develop proactive strategies and create solutions to help reduce incidents of residential property crime. With the upcoming long weekend when many people will be away, police offer the following tips:

  • Apr 05, 2012

    Major Incident Summaries
    Published : Thursday April 5, 2012@ 15:56

    Incident # 12-078123    Type : Disturbance    
    On Wednesday April 4, 2012, at approximately 5:30pm, police responded to a reported disturbance on Hall's Lane in Kitchener.

    Upon arrival, police found a male acting aggressively and making verbal threats toward police. The male was arrested and transported to hospital for pychiatric assessment.


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