WLU unsanctioned homecoming party breaks record for crowds, charges: Police

October 22, 2018

The Waterloo Regional Police estimate that at least 14,000 people descended on Ezra Street during Wilfrid Laurier University’s unsanctioned homecoming party last month, states the Waterloo Region Record. According to a police report, the full policing costs for the event have yet to be determined, but expenses for overtime and extra officers from the Peel region during last year’s St. Patrick’s day parade ran in excess of $200K. Operational Support Division Superintendent Tom Berczi stated that the homecoming crowds have reached St. Patrick’s day proportions. The Record adds that police laid 462 charges at this year’s street party, up from 204 in 2017. Waterloo Region Record (1) | Waterloo Region Record (2)