Re­gional po­lice launch CopTalk events for town­ship res­i­dents

The Woolwich Observer - - NEWS -

LOOK­ING TO EN­GAGE THE pub­lic in the town­ships, the Water­loo Re­gional Po­lice are launch­ing what they’re call­ing CopTalk.

Each CopTalk event will take place in a dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tion within Welles­ley, Wil­mot and Wool­wich town­ships. The topic of the first se­ries is “Fen­tanyl and our Kids.” Sched­uled dates are May 1 at the Welles­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 1000 Maple Leaf St., Welles­ley; May 2 (ten­ta­tive) at the Wool­wich Memo­rial Cen­tre, 24 Sny­der Ave. S., Elmira and June 5 at the Wil­mot Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 1291 Nafziger Rd, Baden.

The pre­sen­ta­tions will start at 7 p.m. and run un­til 8:30 p.m. The first 45 min­utes of each pre­sen­ta­tion will be for the topic of the even­ing. The last 45 min­utes will be a gen­eral Q&A. The meet­ings are open to the pub­lic, with ev­ery­one in­vited to at­tend.

The other top­ics slated for this are “Fraud” (July, Au­gust and Septem­ber) and “Men­tal Health and the Po­lice” (Oc­to­ber, Novem­ber and De­cem­ber).


2:00 PM | Water­loo Re­gional Po­lice re­sponded to a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle collision on Beitz Road near Crows­foot Road in the Town­ship of Wool­wich. A 26-year-old Kitch­ener man was driv­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle on a straight stretch of Beitz Road when he lost con­trol and drove into a farm field. The driver suf­fered non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries and was trans­ported to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal by am­bu­lance. As a re­sult of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the driver was charged with ‘care­less driv­ing.’ Any­one who wit­nessed the collision is asked to con­tact Water­loo Re­gional Po­lice Traf­fic Ser­vices at 519-653-7700.


3:40 PM | A Welling­ton County OPP of­fi­cer was mon­i­tor­ing traf­fic on County Road 18 near Third Line in the Town­ship of Pilk­ing­ton. The of­fi­cer ob­served a male driv­ing a 2009 Volk­swa­gen trav­el­ling at a speed that ap­peared to be well above the posted speed limit. The ve­hi­cle was locked on radar at ap­prox­i­mately 135 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. As re­sult, a 25-year-old Water­loo man was charged with ‘race a mo­tor ve­hi­cle’ and will ap­pear in Guelph Provin­cial Court on June7. His driver’s li­cence and ve­hi­cle were seized for a pe­riod of seven days as per statute.


8:30 AM | An Elmira man was charged with “driv­ing while sus­pended’ af­ter his blue Toyota So­lara was stopped by Welling­ton County OPP while trav­el­ling be­tween Fer­gus and Elora. In­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed that the driver of the ve­hi­cle was sus­pended for un­paid fines. He is sched­uled to ap­pear in Guelph Provin­cial Court on May 17 to an­swer to the charge. A first con­vic­tion of driv­ing while un­der sus­pen­sion may re­sult in a fine from $1,000 to $5,000. Sub­se­quent con­vic­tion fines start at $2,000 and a driver may also be li­able to im­pris­on­ment of up to six months.


12:40 AM | Water­loo Re­gional Po­lice re­sponded to a rob­bery at Twice the Deal Pizza lo­cated on Bloom­ing­dale Road in Kitch­ener. A lone male en­tered the busi­ness and bran­dished a ham­mer, threat­ened the clerk and made off with an undis­closed amount of money. The male was de­scribed as: white, ap­prox­i­mately 30 years old, 5’9”, slim build with blond hair and wear­ing a blue shirt. The male fled the area in a black pickup truck on Bridge Street to­wards Breslau. Po­lice are re­quest­ing any­one with any in­for­ma­tion to con­tact Water­loo Re­gional Po­lice, North Di­vi­sion at 519-650-8500, ext. 6399 or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222-8477.

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