This is some pretty sloppy headline writing by the Waterloo Record here.
Police to review how officer left vest with ammo in his vehicle overnight at his Kitchener home which was later stolen
It’s been up like that for over a day so I’m not holding out much hope for a fix, but what would have been wrong with “investigation launched in case of stolen police equipment”?
The officer’s home was not stolen, in spite of what the headline seems to be suggesting. And surely the answer to the question of how he left the things that were stolen in the car overnight is as simple as he didn’t take them out of there.
The officer who left his police vest in his personal vehicle could face disciplinary action after the vest, and two magazines with 30 rounds of ammunition, was stolen.
Waterloo Regional Police said an internal review will be conducted to see if any policies or procedures were breached.
It’s the second theft of police equipment within two weeks. A police badge was stolen from a vehicle in Cambridge after a rock was used to smash the vehicle’s window.
On Thursday morning at around 6 a.m. the officer reported the theft of the police-issued ballistic vest and ammunition.
It is believed the theft occurred overnight as the vehicle was parked in the officer’s driveway in the Stanley Park area of Kitchener.
The stolen vest also contained handcuffs, a flashlight and a tourniquet. A red, black and white mountain bike that was not police-issued was also stolen.