Officers in Cambridge Arrest Male Wanted by Four Police Services

Direct Action Response Team Investigation

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Officers from Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Direct Action Response Team (DART) and South Division have arrested two individuals as a result of an investigation in Cambridge.

On May 31, 2023, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers on proactive patrol in the area of Hespeler Road and Eagle Street North conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle with unauthorized plates.

Through investigation, police determined that the driver of the vehicle was currently wanted by Toronto Police Service, Peel Regional Police Service, London Police Service, and the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police for criminal offences including assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, fraud, and uttering threats.

As part of the investigation, police located and seized a conducted energy weapon and identity documents.

The driver, a 24-year-old Quebec male and the passenger, a 20-year-old Milton female, were jointly charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The female accused was also charged with possession of identity documents and possession of a counterfeit stamp.

The male accused was charged with several additional offences, including:

  • Fail to comply with a release order (two counts)
  • Possession of a weapon contrary to an order
  • Obstruct police
  • Use plate not authorized for motor vehicle
  • Have care or control of a vehicle with cannabis readily available

Both accused parties were held in police custody for a bail hearing.

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Direct Action Response Team is committed to the safety of all citizens through proactive initiatives. Members of the community are reminded that they can report suspicious activity anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

Occ: 23-152671 (917)

Media Inquiries:
Waterloo Regional Police Service
Public Information Unit
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188 

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