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Police investigating string of enclosed trailer thefts in Waterloo Region

Since January, 17 reports have been filed with police of thefts of trailers from private property and construction sites
WRPS cruiser
File photo. Waterloo Regional Police Service.

Members of the Waterloo Regional Police Service's General Investigations Unit are investigating several thefts of enclosed trailers in Waterloo Region. 

Since January 2022, police have received 17 reports of trailer thefts throughout the rural townships on private property and construction sites within cities. 

The trailers have contained construction tools and equipment and private property, including snowmobiles and ATVs. 

Investigators believe that the thefts are occurring in the overnight hours, between 10:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Anonymous tips can also be submitted here.  

The Waterloo Regional Police Service would like to remind the public to report any suspicious activity immediately to police and encourages owners to secure their trailers and property, and consider video surveillance and motion-activated lights, when possible.