Waterloo Regional Police Make Arrest in Relation to Fire during Unlawful Street Gathering

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Waterloo Region, Ontario Waterloo Regional Police have arrested a male in connection to an investigation into a fire that was set during an unlawful street gathering in Waterloo. 

A 17-year-old male was arrested on September 9, 2019. He has been charged with one count of Arson – Damage to Property and one count of Mischief under $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on October 21, 2019. 

On Monday, September 2, 2019, at approximately 10 p.m., members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service, Waterloo Fire Department, Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services, and Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constable Service, responded to the area of Ezra Avenue and Clayfield Avenue after receiving reports of large crowds gathered in the area.

During the unlawful gathering, furniture was used to start a fire on Ezra Avenue. The fire was extinguished by Waterloo Fire Department and there were no reported injuries as a result of the fire.

Waterloo Regional Police detectives are continuing to investigate and are looking for anyone with information in connection to the fire to contact investigators at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Media Inquiries:
Constable Andre Johnson
Public Information Officer, Executive Branch
Waterloo Regional Police Service
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8106
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