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Cambridge man arrested in two criminal investigations

Suspect nabbed by Waterloo Regional Police with help from OPP Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad
Justin Nielsen was wanted in connection with an assault that occurred in April 2022 and a car theft in November 2022.

Police have arrested a Cambridge man in connection to two criminal investigations.

The accused faces charges that include forcible confinement, sexual assault, uttering threats and theft.

In April 2022, police conducted an investigation into several assaults in Cambridge. A victim was transported to a local hospital in one of the incidents to receive medical treatment.

The victim and the accused were known to one another. As a result of that investigation, an arrest warrant was issued.

On Nov. 21, 2022, police received a report of a stolen vehicle on Chalmers Street South in Cambridge.

The vehicle had been left running in the driveway when it was stolen. The victim's cell phone and wallet were also left in the vehicle.

Shortly after the theft, the victim's bank cards were used to make several fraudulent purchases throughout Aberfoyle and Guelph.

The following day, the stolen vehicle was recovered by police abandoned in Guelph.

On Monday, Waterloo Regional Police, with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad, made an arrest.

Justin Nielsen was charged with the following offences:

  •  Forcible confinement
  •  Assault Cause Bodily Harm (two counts)
  •  Assault (two counts)
  •  Sexual Assault (five counts)
  •  Uttering Threats to Cause Death (four counts)
  •  Mischief – interfere with property (two counts)
  •  Theft of Motor Vehicle
  •  Use Stolen Credit Card (three counts)
  •  Possession of Stolen Property Over $5,000

Nielsen was held in police custody for a bail hearing.