WRPS Lay Several Charges After Stolen Vehicle Located in Waterloo

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Waterloo Region, Ontario – On January 5, 2022, at approximately 4:20 p.m., officers located a stolen vehicle parked in the area of Westmount Road South and Erb Street West in Waterloo.

Upon arrival, the vehicle attempted to flee, resulting in a minor collision between the stolen vehicle and a police cruiser. There were no physical injuries reported.

Through investigation, officers located suspected fentanyl and suspected cocaine in the vehicle along with knives and several rounds of ammunition.

The driver, a 37-year-old Kitchener male, was arrested and has been charged with numerous criminal offences, including:

  • Dangerous operation of a vehicle
  • Three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking  
  • Possession of stolen goods over $5,000
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon
  • Two counts of breach probation
  • Four counts of possession of a firearm or weapon contrary to prohibition

The 28-year-old female passenger, from Waterloo, was arrested and has been charged with possession of stolen goods over $5,000, three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and breach of a probation order.

Both parties were held in custody for a bail hearing.

Occ: 22-003489 (913)

Media Inquiries:

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

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