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Posted Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Cannabis Sharable Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service is launching a cannabis awareness campaign to educate people on the dangers of driving while impaired by drug.
The campaign, entitled #HIGHstakes , sends a powerful message – the stakes are high if you decide to drive impaired.
“Cannabis is now legal, but driving impaired is not,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death...

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Posted Thursday, 11 October, 2018

CREST Waterloo Region, Ontario –  Waterloo Regional Police, together with Provincial Strategy partners, have arrested 10 people in connection to an ongoing investigation into the illegal distribution and possession of child exploitation material.
The investigation, conducted by the Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Cybercrime Unit, included the execution of 12 search warrants at residences and vehicles throughout Waterloo Region, including Kitchener, Waterloo,...

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Posted Tuesday, 09 October, 2018

crest1 Waterloo Region, Ontario –  Waterloo Regional Police have arrested a 58-year-old Kitchener man in connection to the death of Edresilda Haan.
Edresilda Haan, 58, was found deceased in the backyard of her Sprucedale Crescent residence in Kitchener on August 22, 2018 after emergency crews responded to multiple reports of a house explosion.
A male, who also resided in the Sprucedale residence, was airlifted to hospital with critical injures. He remains in hospital...

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Posted Monday, 01 October, 2018

laurierWaterloo Region, Ontario – On September 29, 2018, the Waterloo Regional Police Service, along with our community partners, were deployed to core areas in Waterloo for Homecoming celebrations.
In particular, a priority on safety and enforcement focused on the area of Ezra Avenue in relation to an unsanctioned street gathering.
A peak attendance estimate has been set at 14,000, making this weekend’s Homecoming crowd the largest to date. This estimate is based...

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Posted Thursday, 27 September, 2018

CRESTWaterloo Region, Ontario - The Waterloo Regional Police Service continues to take part in Project Safe Semester  in the Universities and College areas.
The month-long program, which promotes the safety and well-being of University and College students, includes a Door Knocker event in the neighbourhoods surrounding the Universities. This event is done in collaboration with Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo campus police, Conestoga College,...

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