Male Charged After Making a Report of a Vehicle Being Stolen with a Child Inside

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On Sunday, March 14, 2021, at approximately 8 p.m., Waterloo Regional Police received a report indicating a white Jaguar - that had a child sitting inside - had been stolen from the area of King Street South and Wellington Street West in Waterloo. The initial report stated that a four-year-old child was in the back seat of the vehicle at the time of the theft and the suspect had fled with the child still inside the vehicle. Through investigation, it was determined that the allegations were false. The complainant indicated he was actually driving a different vehicle at the time. Police rushed to the scene and located the appropriate vehicle with the child safe inside. As a result of the investigation, a 49-year-old Fergus man is facing several offences, including Impaired Driving, Over 80, Driving While Prohibited, Child Abandonment, and Fail to Provide Necessities.

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