Regional police launch CopTalk events for township residents
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.