CHUCK KUEPFER, Staff Reporter
• An employee at a meat packing plant on Menno Street at Lonsdale Road near Breslau was struck in the temple by a high-pressure hose on the morning of Sept. 18. The male employee was cut and bleeding but refused to be taken to hospital by ambulance. The Ministry of Labour has been notified.
• Eight buckets containing marijuana plants were found in a cornfield in the area of Martin Creek and Benjamin roads. Police, who were notified about the drugs at 10:53 a.m., Sept. 17, seized the plants for destruction.
• Police seized a small amount of marijuana after stopping a vehicle at 12:47 a.m., Sept. 16 on Reidwoods Drive near Floradale Road. A water pipe and grinder were also found in the vehicle along with the drugs, which were subsequently destroyed.
• A 27-year-old Kitchener man was charged with careless driving after an accident on Arthur Street South at 10:37 a.m., Sept. 15. His vehicle skidded 168-feet prior to rear-ending a vehicle that had slowed due to traffic. The collision sent the second vehicle into the back of a third vehicle, which had stopped to make a left-hand turn.
• A vehicle left running in a private driveway on Snow Goose Crescent in Elmira at 10:37 a.m., Sept. 15, shifted into reverse and struck an unoccupied car parked on the opposite side of the street. There were no charges.
• On Sept. 15, Police received the report of marijuana plants found on a property on Lobsinger Line at King Street North. Seven plants were seized by police for destruction.
• A 36-year-old Kitchener man driving a rental car lost control on loose gravel and struck the base of a light pole at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market shortly after noon, Sept. 14. The vehicle, a 2012 Toyota Corolla, sustained substantial damage and had to be towed from the scene. There were no charges.
• A 44-year-old Waterloo man struck and killed a deer on while driving on Northfield Drive near University Avenue at 4:01 a.m., Sept. 14.
• An attempted break-in to a motorhome parked at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market was reported at 12:29 p.m. , Sept. 13. Pry marks and scratches observed from an attempt to enter a storage bin.
• An 18-year-old Elora man was charged with careless driving after an accident on Sawmill Road and Northfield Drive in Conestogo at 5 p.m., Sept. 12. His vehicle rear-ended a SUV driven by a 67-year-old Elmira man and had to be towed from the scene.
• Charges are pending after an accident on Arthur Street South north of the roundabout at 4:50 p.m., Sept. 12. A 19-year-old Wellesley man was northbound in a pickup truck when he crossed the centre line and struck the front driver’s side tire of a southbound transport truck. The pickup rolled multiple times and struck a southbound car before it came to rest in the centre of the road. The man, who was sent to Grand River Hospital where he was treated and released, had to be extricated from the pickup. Both the pickup and the car it collided with were demolished.
• On the morning of Sept. 12, a group of old-order Mennonites children on Boomer Line were given new brightly coloured umbrellas by a man in a Jeep — even though it wasn’t raining. The man, described as a white male in his 30′s with short black hair and a beard, had told the children he thought they might be able to use them. Police indicate the man did not invite the children into his vehicle, but would be interested in speaking with him to alleviate concerns. Police did, however, attend the children’s school to talk about stranger danger.
• A 62-year-old man was charged with careless driving after an accident on Listowel Road near Floradale Road at 7:50 a.m., Sept. 12. Four vehicles were traveling in the same direction when the lead vehicle stopped to make a turn into a private drive. The rear vehicle ran into the back of the third vehicle, which caught the right back corner of the second vehicle.
• A woman was jogging on Flanders Road in Breslau at 6:30 a..m., Sept. 12, when she was approached by a man in an older model white compact car who asked for directions. The man returned two more times to ask for directions, the third time saying he could show her something, then looking down at his lap. He is described as a white male in his 30′s with a full face beard that is short and well trimmed. He has an average depth of voice and is a slow talker.
• Police are investing the theft of a bicycle from the Elmira District Secondary School’s smoking area. Police have obtained video footage of the theft, which occurred on Sept. 12, and have a suspect in mind.
• A local resident found an orange and white, 21-speed Schwinn bicycle in the ditch near Conestogo on Sawmill Road. The bike is located at the Elmira police detachment, where it can be picked up by its rightful owner.
Unless otherwise indicated, incidents in this report are from information obtained from Division 3A of Waterloo Regional Police.