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News Release

Appeal for Witnesses in Vehicle Collision Investigation

Case Number: 09-OVI-264

Mississauga (16 October, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses to an incident that occurred in Waterloo in the early morning hours of October 10, 2009.

At approximately 1:14 a.m., officers from Waterloo Regional Police Service attempted to stop a vehicle at Fischer-Hallman Road and Victoria Street. A pursuit ensued, and a short time later, the vehicle struck a tree on Keats Way.

The lead investigator is interested in speaking with the drivers or occupants of a light-coloured car and a taxi cab that are believed to have been in the vicinity at the time of the incident. These individuals, and anyone else that may have information regarding this incident, are asked to call the SIU at 416-622-1935 or 1-800-787-8529 extension # 1908.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342