Police respond to suspicious person call, find burning car
Car linked to earlier calls about erratic driving near Homer Watson Blvd. and Block Line Rd.
Police responded to a call of a suspicious person in the area around Upper Mercer Street in Kitchener on Sunday morning and found a burning car when they arrived.
According to a media release, a man had been seen running up and down the street, wearing only one shoe and no coat.
When police arrived at the scene, they were able to locate the man, described as being in his late 50s with short grey hair, in a backyard. But officers also found a vehicle "fully engulfed in flames", according to Waterloo Regional Police Staff Sgt. Shaena Morris.
The Kitchener Fire Department was able to put out the fire, and police determined that the burned car was the same one that had been the subject of reports to police earlier Sunday morning.
At about 9:30 that morning, police were called to Block Line Road and Homer Watson Boulevard over reports of a green car driving erratically, but were unable to locate the vehicle at that time.
Morris has confirmed that police are still looking into the matter, however they "have not determined that an arson has taken place."
No one has been arrested in the case.