Elmira area Police Report
Gail Martin, Independent Editor
• July 24, 1:30 a.m. — Parents of a Wellesley youth returned after a week long vacation to discover a party had been held in their absence. They also discovered that $10,000 worth of jewelry had gone missing sometime during the week. Police are investigating.
• July 23, 3:40 p.m. — Police have a bicycle in custody at the Elmira detachment, after a young offender left it at the scene of a crime. The youth was observed while stealing a $5 solar light, and was chased by the homeowner. The young man tripped, and left behind his 21-speed red and grey Bonelli bicycle. Anyone who has information about the owner of the bicycle is asked to call Division 3A.
• July 23, 12:46 p.m. — The Elmira Home Hardware was the victim of a distraction-style theft of copper wire. A young male stole two rolls of copper wire, while a friend distracted sales staff. Police are investigating.
• July 23, 8:40 a.m. — Two picnic tables in a park on First Street and Snyder were found smashed beyond repair. The incident occurred sometime the night before.
• July 22, 8:40 p.m. — Partiers at Snyder’s Flats near Bloomingdale were caught by police after a citizen called in a complaint. The partiers had left beer cans all over the area, and were loud, and urinating in public areas. Police caught up with the white Grand Prix on Sawmill Road, and charged the driver, a 20-year-old male, with impaired driving and over 80 mgs.
• July 22 – A man parked in a disabled parking spot received a rude awakening when a passing woman threw pasta in his car through an open window. The car was parked behind La Crème Décor in St. Jacobs. The woman admitted to picking up the pasta from the road and throwing it in the car, and agreed to pay the cost of cleaning the interior of his car.
• July 20, 6:30 p.m. — A 60-year-old woman from Caledonia was charged with driving without valid insurance, after she filed a hit-and-run complaint. The incident took place in St. Jacobs on Young Street. The woman claimed her vehicle was hit by a driver who appeared to be intoxicated, and admitted to having “some beers.” The man’s wife then appeared, and told her husband to move to the passenger side of the vehicle, before driving off. The man is described as European, with salt-and-pepper hair, and had a short-haired brown dog with him in the car. There was no description of the vehicle. Police are trying to locate the other driver.
• July 17, 11 p.m. — Police responded to the report of a portapotty on fire at St. Teresa school. The fire was put out without incident. This is the second fire of a portapotty in the past month, with a previous incident taking place in St. Jacobs.
The incidents contained in this report are according to information provided by Waterloo Regional Police Service, unless otherwise noted.