Waterloo Regional Police Part of Joint Investigation Involving String of Vehicle Thefts

Waterloo Region, Ontario – In August 2016, Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Break, Enter and Auto Theft team (BEAT), together with the Insurance Bureau of Canada auto theft investigators and the Toronto Police Service’s Auto Squad, commenced an investigation into thefts of several vehicles throughout Central and Southern Ontario.

These included thefts of vehicles from dealerships. Investigators with the Insurance Bureau of Canada were able to identity several newly registered vehicles that matched the descriptions of these stolen vehicles.

Through further investigation, it was determined that these vehicles were registered with fictitious vehicle identification numbers (VINs).

Waterloo Regional Police Service, with the assistance of Stratford Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police, executed search warrants in Kitchener and Wilmot Township on January 12, 2017. To date, nine stolen vehicles have been recovered, with a total value of approximately $280,000.00.

Kyle Stiller, 33, (who also goes by the name of Tyler Smith) and Jennifer Stiller, 36, both of Wilmot Township, have been charged with several offences, including trafficking stolen property over $5,000 and possession of stolen property over $5,000.

Waterloo Regional Police are continuing to investigate and believe there may be other victims who may have purchased vehicles from the Stillers. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-653-7700 ext. 8418 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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