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Crime Alerts - UPDATED November 15, 2013



This section will provide the University Community with vital information on safety issues for the Waterloo Campus and Brantford Campus.  Please check back periodically for updates.

November 15, 2013 - WATERLOO Campus - Suspicious Person - Waterloo Regional Police

On November 14, 2013 around midnight a male dressed in black was observed lurking in the bushes and looking through windows into residences in the Hazel Street Waterloo neighbourhood. Residents are asked to be diligent in reporting suspicious activity and individuals to police. Anyone with information on this investigation are asked to call the Waterloo Regional Police Service at 519-653-7700 or CRIMESTOPPERS.

October 28, 2013 - WATERLOO Campus - Sexual Assault - Waterloo Regional Police

On Friday October 25, 2013, at approximately 8:15p.m., a 20 year old female was walking through Veterans' Green in the area of Hazel Street and University Avenue West in the City of Waterloo. An unknown male riding a bicycle came up behind her and sexually assaulted her. The male is described as possibly white, long light coloured hair, thin build, wearing a dark hoody and dark pants. The male was last seen continuing through Veterans' Green toward the intersection of Hazel Street and University Avenue West on his bicycle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Case Branch at 519-653-7700 ext. 8644 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). People are reminded to take precautions when traveling at night and are encouraged to use Foot Patrol or travel in groups and stay to areas that are well lit and traveled.


October 4, 2013 - WATERLOO Campus - Suspicious Person - Waterloo Regional Police

On October 3rd, 2013 at approximately 9:30 pm a lone 19 year old female was assaulted by an unknown male on Albert Street between Columbia Street West and Parkside Drive, Waterloo. The victim managed to escape and suffered no injuries. The suspect in this case is described as a male, tan skinned, with salt and pepper hair, 30-40 years old, with a medium build. Police are reminding people to consider public safety especially during the night hours. When possible, travel with a friend and remain cognizant of your surroundings. Also, please report suspicious persons, vehicles or activities to Police.

Anyone with information on this occurrence should contact Waterloo Regional Police Service North Division Detectives or Crime Stoppers.

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September 17, 2013 - WATERLOO Campus - Sexual Assault - Waterloo Regional Police

On Saturday September 14th, 2013, at approximately 10 pm, an 18 year old female was sexually assaulted in the area of University Avenue East, and Regina St, Waterloo. The female was approached by the lone male, and following a brief conversation when a sexual assault occurred. The female did not suffer any physical injuries as a result. The male was last seen walking eastbound on University Avenue East, across from the Tim Hortonís.

The male is described as Asian, approximately 25 to 35 years old, 5'8", muscular build, clean shaven, with short dark hair. He was wearing khaki shorts, and a black hooded sweatshirt.

Police are reminding the public to always be cognizant of their surroundings, especially when they are walking alone. If anyone has any information for police, please contact the Waterloo Regional Police Major Case Branch at 519-653-7700 ext. 8652, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Special Constable Service would like to remind all staff, students and faculty that Foot Patrol is available if you require a walk to your car, the store or to a friends house.  

August 28, 2013 - WATERLOO Campus - Attempted Break In

Special Constable Service would like to remind everyone to ensure the main floor windows in their offices are secure each and every day at the end of the day.

August 7, 2013 - Special Constable Service Seeking Public Assistance - WATERLOO Campus

Special Constable Service is looking for the community's assistance in identifying the suspect below in relation to a vending machine theft from the Science Building.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Special Constable Service at 519-885-3333 or ext 3333.

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April 2, 2013 - Waterloo Regional Police Seeking Public Assistance - WATERLOO Campus

Waterloo Regional Police Detectives at North Division are seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the subjects of the following photo in relation to an investigation on Ezra St on March 17th, 2013. Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officers, Detective Vankalsbeek or Cst A. Perrin, or contact Waterloo Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

March 11, 2013 - Waterloo Regional Police Seeking Public Assistance (Assault) - WATERLOO Campus

Media Summary:

At 3:01 AM, Saturday March 9th, 2013, a 20 year old Toronto man visiting Waterloo called police after being assaulted in the vicinity of UW Place, a student residential complex at 102 Seagram Drive, Waterloo.

The victim had attended the University Of Waterloo Tamil Association Formal at the St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo.

The victim left the hall at approximately 1:40 AM with friends and shortly before 3:00 AM, arrived at a student residence at or near UW Place on Seagram Drive.

The victim was then assaulted in the parking lot of the residence by three non-white males. The victim attempted to flee his attackers and was chased onto Seagram Drive where the attack continued. At the end of the assault the victim was able to run into the parking lot area at UW Place where he called police.

The victim was admitted into hospital where he received treatment for serious but non-life threating injuries.

Police are seeking information from the public concerning this incident. Anyone with are asked to call North Division Detectives at 519-653-7700, Ext. 6399 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

February 25, 2013 - Waterloo Regional Police Seeking Public Assistance - WATERLOO Campus

Media Summary :

Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate reports of suspicious activity involving an unidentified male in the university district of Waterloo.

The male is described as 30-40 years of age, with possibly tanned skin, bald or shaved head, approximately 6 feet tall with a muscular build. A suspect photo can be viewed here.

The male was observed on one occasion in September 2012 and several times in December 2012 and January 2013 in the Noecker Street area. In these instances, the male was seen trying to look through the window into the interior of a residence.

Police are reminding the public to be vigilant of their surroundings and using customary safety measures such as locking residence doors and windows, and using exterior lights.

Anyone with information in relation to these occurrences is asked to contact North Division at 519-650-8500 x 6399 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

January 17, 2013 - Waterloo Regional Police Seeking Public Assistance - WATERLOO Campus

On January 9, 2013 at approximately 11:00 p.m., a female Waterloo resident was walking in the area of King Street North and Columbia Street East when an unknown male grabbed her face and demanded her purse.  The male looked through her purse but did not take anything.

The subject then fled running westbound on Columbia Street.  Police checked the area however the male suspect was not located.

Male described as: White 5'10", fair complexion, wearing a puffy winter jacket, dark jeans and golves, with crooked teeth.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call North Division Detectives at 519-650-8500 ext 6399 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

October 18, 2012 - Waterloo Regional Police Seeking Public Assistance  - WATERLOO Campus

Waterloo Regional Police investigators are releasing the attached security camera images and information along with an appeal to the public for information.  The images can be viewed here.

Synopsis:

On September 18, 2012, at approximately 8:05 p.m., two males were observed entering a student apartment building on University Avenue East in Waterloo.

The males entered an unlocked door and took a laptop while the student was inside the residence.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., the same two males were seen entering another student apartment building on King Street North in Waterloo.

The two suspects entered another unlocked door while the student was at home. The student heard a noise and saw the suspects attempting to take his laptop.. The suspects dropped the computer and fled the scene.

It was later learned that the suspects had taken another student laptop from the same residence.  Additional similar incidents are also being investigated in the London area.  

The suspects are described as follows:

1) male, tan skin, early 20's, average build, dark short hair, wearing grey hooded sweatshirt, black track pants with three white stripes down the leg;

2) male, white, possibly Middle Eastern, early 20's, dark medium length hair, medium build, wearing an Ottawa Senators shirt, dark colored jeans, and carrying a black backpack.

The suspects were captured on video surveillance and investigators are requesting the public's assistance in identifying them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Division Detectives at Ext 6338 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 TIPS or www.waterloocrimestoppers.ca.

September 18, 2012 - Waterloo Regional Police Warning - Drink Tampering

Please follow this link to a warning from the Waterloo Regional Police Service regarding drink tampering.  Media Release

September 10, 2012 - Sexual Assault

Incident # 12-212691    Type : Sex Offence    
KING AND WEBER, WATERLOO ON CANADA (AREA: WN
Waterloo Regional Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault in Waterloo.

A 17 year old female reported she was walking in the area of King and Weber Streets Waterloo at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday September 8, 2012.

The female reports she was knocked to the ground by an unknown male who attempted to sexually assault her. The female resisted and the male fled on foot. The complainant did not require medical attention.

No suspect description is presently available.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police Service Major Case Branch extension 8639 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.

Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to remind all residents to make personal safety a priority and offer tips on our website at http://www.wrps.on.ca/stay-safe/your-personal-safety.

July 25, 2012 - Bicycle Thefts

Special Constable Service would like to warn the Laurier community that we have been experiencing a significant increase in bike thefts from campus.  Laurier has recently installed a secure bike storage facility near MacDonald House residence.  If you would like to rent space in this facility please contact Parking & Transportation Resources for more information.

February 10, 2012 - Safety Notice and Tips

Due to a recent rash of criminal activity in the area of the University Waterloo Regional Police have sent out the following safety tip sheet to all students on the Waterloo Campus.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Waterloo Regional Police at 519-653-7700 or Special Constable Service at 519-885-3333.  Special Constable Service reminds you to always use Foot Patrol or walk in groups.  Please also only wear one ear bud if walking to and from campus so that you may hear your surroundings. 

 To view the Safety Tips please click here.

February 10, 2012 - Robbery Waterloo Campus -

SUSPECTS ARRESTED and CHARGED MARCH 11/12

Waterloo Regional Police are investigating 2 separate robberies that happened overnight in the University area.  Please see the Major Incident Summary below for further details.  Special Constable Service encourages all members of the Laurier community not to walk alone and use the services of foot patrol or walk in groups.

Incident # 12-032614 Type : Robbery
UNIVERSITY AV W / ALBERT ST, WATERLOO
At approximately 3:45am on Friday February 10th, 2012, a 20 year Waterloo male was the victim of a robbery in the area of University Avenue West and Albert Street, Waterloo.

The male suspect approached the victim, produced a handgun and robbed the victim of personal items.

The victim suffered minor injuries, which did not require medical treatment.

The suspect is described as male, 5'10" with a slim build wearing all dark clothing and black gloves.

Police are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Waterloo Regional Police at (519) 653-7700 Ext 3399 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Incident # 12-032602 Type : Robbery
HAZEL ST., WATERLOO
On Friday February 10, 2012 at approximately 3:05am, 20 year old Waterloo male was walking in the area of Hazel St and Hickory St, Waterloo.

Two males approached the victim and produced a handgun and robbed the victim of some personal items.

Once the victim had turned over his property he was allowed to leave and received no injuries as a result of the robbery.

Suspect #1 described as a male 6' - 6'1"wearing all black clothing including gloves with a black toque with a white pom pom on top of it pulled down over his face.

Suspect #2 described as male, 5'10" with a slim build wearing all dark clothing and black gloves and a black toque pulled down over his face.

Police are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident or any other to contact police at 519-653-7700 (ext.3399) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

January 9, 2012 - Waterloo Campus

Incident # 12-004542 Type : Robbery
HICKORY ST. W., WATERLOO ON (AREA: WN
On January 7, 2012 at approximately 1:30 am, a 22 year old male was approached by 3 unknown suspects on Hickory Street West near Albert Street in the City of Waterloo. One suspect brandished an object described as a handgun and demanded the victim empty his pockets.

The victim was not carrying anything of value and the 3 suspects fled the area in an older small SUV, silver in colour. The SUV was last seen northbound on Albert Street towards Columbia Street West.

Police are asking anyone in the area with information regarding this incident to call (519) 650-8500 x3399 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Special Constable Service would like to remind all members of the Laurier community to take precautions when walking to and from campus.  Please do not walk alone and if needed please use the free services of Foot Patrol during their business hours.  If you see anything suspicious please contact Special Constable Service immediately at 519-885-3333 or at ext. 3333.