Police car hits suspect when responding to Kitchener break-in

KITCHENER — A police cruiser hit a man police suspect of trying to break into a construction site Monday.

At around 1:35 am, Waterloo Regional Police were called to the King Street West and Andrew Street area for a break-and-enter in progress.

When officers arrived, police found a man who tried to run off.

Police tried to block the suspect with their police cruiser, but the man made contact with the vehicle.

Paramedics took him to a local hospital with minor injuries.

A 30-year-old from Kitchener is charged with break and enter and possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Police released him with a court date in January 2023.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who saw the incident or dashcam video footage is asked to call police’s traffic unit at 519-570-9777, extension 8856, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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