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Waterloo Regional Police Continue to Investigate Cambridge Home Invasion Occ: 23-018343 (909)
January 27, 2023

Monday January 23, 2023                                          Case # 1834

OFFENCE: Home Invasion                                          WA23-018343

DATE: January 19, 2023

LOCATION:  West River Road and Culham Drive, Cambridge, ON

Waterloo Regional Police Continue to Investigate Cambridge Home Invasion Occ: 23-018343 (909)

 

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Police are continuing to investigate a home invasion that took place in Cambridge.

 

On January 19, 2023, at approximately 7 p.m., police responded to reports of a home invasion in the area of West River Road and Culham Drive.

 

Two unknown masked males brandished a firearm and forced their way into a home.

The three occupants inside the home at the time of the incident reported no physical injuries.

 

Investigators believe that this was a targeted incident. 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call the WRPS Robbery Unit at 519-570-9777 ext. 8255.

 

 

 

Leave a tip with Crime Stoppers in one of three convenient ways:

- the toll-free number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)

- a secure anonymous tip online at waterloocrimestoppers.ca

or by mobile phone at www.p3tips.com

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Waterloo Regional Police Investigating Thefts from Motor Vehicles in University District
January 26, 2023

Waterloo Regional Police Investigating Thefts from Motor Vehicles in University District  Occ: 23-000648 (979)
 
Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police are investigating several thefts from motor vehicles. 
 
Since the start of 2023, police have received five reported thefts from vehicles in the area of University Avenue West and Hickory Street West in Waterloo. 
 
In one instance, on January 1, 2023, between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., an unknown subject entered a vehicle parked in a lot between Sunview Street and Lester Street. The subject stole personal property from the vehicle.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777.
 
To provide anonymous information, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com.
 
For information on protecting personal property, visit https://bit.ly/2GMVrr4  
 


Cambridge Break and Enter
December 13, 2022

WRPS' Break, Enter and Vehicle Theft Team are continuing to investigate a commercial break and
enter in Cambridge.


On November 25, 2022, at approximately 4:50 a.m., two unknown suspects forced entry to the front door of a business located in the area of King Street East and Westminster Drive South and stole merchandise.

Investigators would like to identify and speak with the individuals pictured in connection to this incident.
The suspects are believed to have been riding bicycles, including the one pictured.



WRPS Investigating Theft of 32 Enclosed Semi-Trailers from Kitchener  Occ: 22-303641 (913)
December 13, 2022

 

 
WRPS Investigating Theft of 32 Enclosed Semi-Trailers from Kitchener 
Occ: 22-303641 (913)
 
Waterloo Region, Ontario – On December 12, 2022, police received a report of a theft in the area of Victoria Street North and Forwell Road in Kitchener.
 
Sometime between December 10, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. and December 12, 2022, at 6 a.m., unknown suspect(s) stole 32 empty enclosed semi-trailers from a parking lot of a business.
 
The investigation is ongoing.
 
Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
 
Anonymous tips can also be submitted at https://bit.ly/3jRCzs1.
For more information and safety tips, please visit Business Security - Waterloo Regional Police Service (wrps.on.ca)

 



Police Investigating Assault in Victoria Hills Area of Kitchener Occ: 22-297964 (907)
December 09, 2022

Police Investigating Assault in Victoria Hills Area of Kitchener Occ: 22-297964 (907)
UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE:
Waterloo Region, Ontario – Members of WRPS' General Investigations Unit are continuing to investigate an assault that occurred on December 5, 2022 in the area of Highland Road West and Lawrence Avenue.
Investigators would like to identify and speak with the individual pictured below in connection to this incident.
 
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com.
 
 
PREVIOUS MEDIA RELEASE:
Waterloo Region, Ontario  Waterloo Regional Police are investigating an assault that took place in the Victoria Hills neighbourhood of Kitchener.
 
On December 5, 2022, at approximately 3:50 p.m., police received a report of an assault in the area of Highland Road West and Lawrence Avenue.
 
The victim was assaulted by an unknown male while walking outside a store. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the incident.
 
The suspect was described as a tall white male, in his 50s, with a large build and black, graying hair. The male was wearing a dark jacket and left the area by bicycle.
 
The investigation is ongoing.
 
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information in connection to the incident, is asked to contact police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
 


WRPS Investigating Pharmacy Robbery on Huron Road in Kitchener 
December 08, 2022

WRPS Investigating Pharmacy Robbery on Huron Road in Kitchener Occ: 22-299790 (909)
 
Waterloo Region, Ontario - Waterloo Regional Police are investigating a robbery at a pharmacy that occurred on December 7, 2022, in Kitchener.
 
At approximately 7:35 p.m., police responded to a report of a robbery in the area of Fischer-Hallman Road and Huron Road.
 
Three unknown males entered the pharmacy brandishing metal sticks and demanded cash and narcotics from staff.
 
The suspects then fled in an older model silver Kia Sorento SUV.
 
The suspects have been described as Black males and approximately 20 years old.
 
There were no physical injuries reported.
 
Anyone with information is encouraged to the Waterloo Regional Police Service's Robbery Unit at 519-570-9777 extension 8255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com
 
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WRPS Continue to Investigate Kitchener Altercation Involving Firearm Occ: 22-293755 (917)  
December 05, 2022

WRPS Continue to Investigate Kitchener Altercation Involving Firearm Occ: 22-293755 (917)  
 
Waterloo Region, Ontario – On November 30, 2022, at approximately 9:35 p.m., police responded to the area of Duke Street East and Cameron Street North in Kitchener, for reports of a verbal altercation involving a firearm.
 
The victim was walking on Duke Street East when a verbal altercation took place with a driver of a vehicle also travelling on Duke Street East.
 
The driver brandished a firearm towards the victim and then fled the area.
 
There were no physical injuries reported as a result of this incident.
 
The investigation is ongoing by WRPS’ General Investigations Unit.
 
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information, is encouraged to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can be submitted online by visiting www.waterloocrimestoppers.com
Occ: 22-293755 (917)   
 
 

 



Shooting Investigation in Waterloo
September 23, 2022

Waterloo Regional Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying three individuals in connection to a shooting in Waterloo.

 

On August 6, 2022, at approximately 3:25 a.m., police received reports that an individual had been shot in the area of Larch Street and Hickory Street.

The investigation is ongoing by members of WRPS’ Major Crime Unit. Investigators would like to identify and speak with the three individuals pictured below in connection to this.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777, extension 8191, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in this incident or any other serious crime.  You won't be asked to identify yourself, or testify in court.

 

Leave a tip with Crime Stoppers in one of three convenient ways:

  • the toll-free number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • a secure anonymous tip online at waterloocrimestoppers.ca    

or by mobile phone at www.p3tips.com

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July 13, 2022

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WRPS Investigating Two Shooting Incidents in Kitchener
June 24, 2022

 

On June 16, 2022, at approximately 7 a.m., police received a report of shots fired in the area of Belmont Avenue West and Karn Street in Kitchener. It was reported that shots were fired in this location. It is believed that this incident happened at approximately 12:30 a.m.

On June 16, 2022, at approximately 3 a.m., police received a report of several shots being fired in the area of Greenfield Avenue and Kingsway Drive in Kitchener. This incident involved multiple shots being fired at a vehicle.

There have been no reported injuries as a result of either incident.

Both shootings are believed to have been targeted and officers are investigating whether the two incidents are related.

Both investigations are ongoing by members of the General Investigations Unit.

Anyone with information, or anyone who may have dash-cam footage or surveillance video in the area, is encouraged to call police at 519-570-9777.

 

Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in this incident or any other serious crime.  You won't be asked to identify yourself, or testify in court.

 

Leave a tip with Crime Stoppers in one of three convenient ways:

  • the toll-free number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • a secure anonymous tip online at waterloocrimestoppers.ca    

or by mobile phone at www.p3tips.com

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Police investigating two shooting incidents in Kitchener
May 25, 2022

 Waterloo Regional Police are continuing to investigate two shooting incidents in Kitchener. 

 

On May 24, 2022, at approximately 8:15 a.m., police responded to the area of Windflower Drive and Windflower Crescent for a report of property damage to a home.

Upon arrival, officers located damage to an interior wall and couch in the home that was determined to have been caused by bullets.

 

Through investigation, police determined that, sometime between 10 p.m. on May 23, 2022, and 12 a.m. on May 24, 2022, shots had been fired at McLennan Park as a group of individuals set off fireworks. A short time later, shots were fired at the residence in the area of Windflower Drive and Windflower Crescent.

 

Police searched McLennan Park on May 24, 2022, at approximately 12 p.m., and located evidence that a firearm had been discharged. Members of the WRPS’ Forensic Identification Unit processed the two locations for evidence.

The shootings are believed to be related and to have been targeted incidents.

 

The investigation is ongoing by members of the General Investigations Unit. 

 

Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in this incident or any other serious crime.  You won't be asked to identify yourself, or testify in court.

 

Leave a tip with Crime Stoppers in one of three convenient ways:

  • the toll-free number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • a secure anonymous tip online at waterloocrimestoppers.ca    

or by mobile phone at www.p3tips.com

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Break-in Investigation in Kitchener
April 22, 2022

Waterloo Regional Police Investigating Break-in on Old Carriage Drive in Kitchener

 

Waterloo Regional Police are investigating a break and enter at a residence on Old Carriage Drive in Kitchener. 

 

On April 12, 2022, at approximately 11:20 p.m., police responded to a report of a break-in. 

An unknown suspect reportedly climbed onto a second-floor balcony and attempted to force their way into a unit at an apartment building. 

 

The suspect was confronted by the homeowner and fled the area on foot. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

 

Anyone with dash-cam or home surveillance footage in the area, or anyone with information, is encouraged to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in this incident or any other serious crime.  You won't be asked to identify yourself, or testify in court.

 

Leave a tip with Crime Stoppers in one of three convenient ways:

  • the toll-free number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • a secure anonymous tip online at waterloocrimestoppers.ca    

or by mobile phone at www.p3tips.com

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Grandparent Scam Incidents
March 01, 2022

WRPS Issue Fraud Warning After Older Adults Targeted

 

Waterloo Regional Police Service are issuing a warning to older adults in the community after receiving several reports of frauds targeting this population.

In the grandparent scam (also known as the emergency scam), the fraudster contacts the victim, claiming that a family member is in crisis and needs money. While the fraudster can claim to be any member of the family (e.g., aunt, uncle, child, spouse) or friend, grandparents may be particularly vulnerable. Typically, a call is made from someone claiming to be the victim’s grandchild. They will state they are in trouble, such as having been arrested or involved in a collision, and need money. Usually, the victim is instructed to send money immediately. Sometimes a second call will be placed from someone pretending to be a lawyer or police officer.

On February 23, 2022, at approximately 7:05 p.m., police received a report of 76-year-old and 79-year-old Cambridge grandparents who were targets of this scam. They received a phone call from a male claiming to be their grandson, who told them he had been in an accident and was in custody. The fraudster instructed them he needed $14,000 to cover the damages. He further instructed them to withdraw these funds in cash from the bank and to say it was for home renovations if questioned. In this instance, the fraudster actually attended the victims’ home in person, obtaining over $14,000 in cash.

A similar incident occurred earlier in the day in Cambridge, where victims were defrauded out of over $4,000.

The suspect in both incidents is described as a white male, approximately 5’6” tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

The investigations into these frauds are ongoing by Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Organized Financial Crime Team.

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To protect yourself and others from this type of scam, consider the following:

  • Take time to think. The fraudster will make it sound urgent to pressure you.
  • Contact the family member in question. Emotions might be running high but take the time to check.
  • Ask questions only family members would know.
  • Call someone you trust or police for an opinion about the call (fraudsters will say they don't want anyone to know because they are embarrassed).
  • Do not send any money.

If you believe you have been a victim of a similar scam, you can file a complaint with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-570-9777. 

 

Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in this incident or any other serious crime.  You won't be asked to identify yourself, or testify in court.

 

Leave a tip with Crime Stoppers in one of three convenient ways:

  • the toll-free number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • a secure anonymous tip online at waterloocrimestoppers.ca    

or by mobile phone at www.p3tips.com

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Break and Enter Investigation
February 14, 2022

Waterloo Region – Members of Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Break, Enter and Vehicle Theft (BEVT) Team are continuing to investigate a break and enter in Cambridge.

 

On December 10, 2021, at approximately 10 p.m., a break and enter occurred at a business in the area of Can-Amera Parkway and Franklin Boulevard. Computer equipment was taken by an unknown suspect.

 

Investigators are looking to identify and speak to this individual in connection to this incident.

 



Kitchener Assault
February 14, 2022

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police are continuing to investigate an assault that took place in Kitchener.

 

On October 17, 2021, at approximately 3 a.m., officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the area of Duke Street East and Cedar Street North.

 

The victim was believed to have been struck by a projectile from a suspected airsoft gun. The victim sustained minor injuries.

 

This is believed to have been a targeted incident. The investigation is ongoing.

 

 

Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in this incident or any other serious crime.  You won't be asked to identify yourself, or testify in court.

 

Leave a tip with Crime Stoppers in one of three convenient ways:

  • the toll-free number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • a secure anonymous tip online at waterloocrimestoppers.ca    

or by mobile phone at www.p3tips.com

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Arson Investigation
December 10, 2021

Waterloo Region, Ontario - Waterloo Regional Police are continuing to investigate a fire that occurred in Kitchener. 

 

On November 10, 2021, at approximately 3:25 am, police received a report of a fire at the rear of a business in the area of King Street West and Ontario Street North. 

 

A wooden staircase was set on fire and was extinguished by Kitchener Fire Department.

Through investigation, it was determined that the fire was intentionally set. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8777. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com



Assault with a Weapon
October 29, 2021

 Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate an assault on Weber Street in Kitchener

 

On October 23, 2021 at approximately 10:55 p.m. a verbal altercation occurred between a male on an e-bike and a male carrying a backpack in the area of Cameron St and Weber St. E. in Kitchener. On the back of the e-bike was another person who was not involved.

 

The commotion alerted the victim who verbally intervened. The male on the e-bike walked towards the victim and stabbed the victim. The male then fled the area and was last seen travelling on Weber St. E. in eastbound direction.

 

Police are looking to speak to the male who was involved in the original verbal altercation as well as the passenger on the e-bike.

 

 The suspect is described as being 5’8 to 5’10 inches tall, slender build, Caucasian wearing a helmet and a darker coloured camouflage jacket.

 

 Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in this incident or any other serious crime.  You won't be asked to identify yourself, or testify in court.

 

Leave a tip with Crime Stoppers in one of three convenient ways:

  • the toll-free number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • a secure anonymous tip online at waterloocrimestoppers.ca    

or by mobile phone at www.p3tips.com

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Paulander Drive Homicide Investigation
September 30, 2021

Waterloo Region, Ontario - Members of Waterloo Regional Police Service's Major Crime, General Investigation and Forensic Identification Units continue to investigate a homicide in Kitchener. 

On September 24, 2021, at approximately 4:30 a.m., police responded to the area of Paulander Drive in Kitchener after receiving a report of an injured male.

Upon arrival, police located a deceased male outside near a trail in the area.

The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Joshua Bennett from Etobicoke. Mr. Bennett was a local college student. 

Police are releasing a photo of Mr. Bennett, in consultation with the family, to assist in the investigation.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area of Paulander Drive and may have seen Joshua, to contact the Major Crime Unit tip-line by calling 519-570-9777 ext. 8191. 

Anyone with information who would like to remain anonymous is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips may also be submitted online at www.waterloocrimestoppers.com

Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in this incident or any other serious crime.  You won't be asked to identify yourself, or testify in court.

Leave a tip with Crime Stoppers in one of three convenient ways:

  • the toll-free number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • a secure anonymous tip online at waterloocrimestoppers.ca    

or by mobile phone at www.p3tips.com

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Sexual Assault Investigation
September 14, 2021

Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate a sexual assault in Waterloo.

 

On August 23, 2021, sometime after midnight, a female was near the playground area of the park on Interlaken Drive in Waterloo when she was approached from behind by an unknown male and sexually assaulted.

 

The investigation remains ongoing by members of the Special Victims Unit. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

For further details on how to report a sexual assault, visit: https://bit.ly/3j6TMOy

Occ: 21-192437 (904)

 

 Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in this incident or any other serious crime.  You won't be asked to identify yourself, or testify in court.

 

Leave a tip with Crime Stoppers in one of three convenient ways:

  • the toll-free number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • a secure anonymous tip online at waterloocrimestoppers.ca    

or by mobile phone at www.p3tips.com

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Suspicious Person Investigation
September 14, 2021

Waterloo Region, Ontario – On August 3, 2021, Waterloo Regional Police received a report of a suspicious male in Kitchener.  

 

Police received information that on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at approximately 10:20 p.m., a suspicious individual was observed looking into the window of an apartment building in the area of Courtland Avenue East and Walton Avenue. 

 

The suspect has been described as a male was wearing a black baseball cap, black hoodie, black jacket and dark, baggy clothing. 

 

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  

Occ: 21-176058 (947)  

 

 Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest in this incident or any other serious crime.  You won't be asked to identify yourself, or testify in court.

 

Leave a tip with Crime Stoppers in one of three convenient ways:

  • the toll-free number of 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • a secure anonymous tip online at waterloocrimestoppers.ca    

or by mobile phone at www.p3tips.com

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