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2 Waterloo officers injured, 2 cruisers damaged in stolen vehicle investigation

The Canadian Press / Francis Vachon/File

Two Waterloo region police officers were injured and two police cars were damaged on Saturday night in a suspected stolen vehicle investigation.

Police say they attempted to stop a car at around 10:40 p.m. in the area of Kinzie Avenue and Weber Street in Kitchener.

A Waterloo police officer approached a suspected stolen vehicle, at which point, the suspect reversed the vehicle into a cruiser. The man then drove at the officer, striking him, with the officer landing on the hood of the stolen vehicle. The suspect continued to drive off with the officer on the hood for a short distance. The suspect made a quick turn, forcing the officer to fall off.

The officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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A short time later, police found the car again around Evens Pond Crescent and Robert Ferrie Drive in Kitchener. Police used a tire deflation device to stop the car. In an attempt to flee, the car ran into another cruiser, leaving another officer with minor injuries.

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Police arrested two youths who were passengers in the car. The driver fled the scene on foot.

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He is described as having a medium build and long blondish/brown hair. He was wearing a red hoodie.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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