Henry Jarsch murder investigation leads to four more arrests in Kitchener
Published Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:21PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:36PM EST
Four people are charged with obstruction of justice and breaking and entering, and police say the arrests came as a result of their investigation into the murder of Henry Jarsch.
Jarsch, 41, was found dead outside a home on Erb’s Road near Baden on Sunday night, following reports of gunshots in the area.
Crawford Lamka was arrested hours later and charged with second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Also arrested that night was 52-year-old Claude Ouellette, who was charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact and has since been released on a recognizance order.
The counts of attempted murder relate to two people found at a home on Lorne Avenue in Kitchener, near Highland Road and Stirling Avenue, with gunshot wounds.
Both those men – 37-year-old Denis Gagnon and 37-year-old Scott White – are charged with robbery and will appear in court next week for bail hearings.
Police believe they were attempting to rob the Erb’s Road property.
Tuesday, four more arrests were made at the Lorne Avenue building.
Randy Matheson, 29, Jaclyn Miller, 35, Krista Freeman, 36, and Stephen Witter, 43, are all charged with breaking and entering as well as obstruction of justice.
Police would not confirm if the arrests are connected to the death of Jarsch, but officers have maintained a steady presence in the neighbourhood since Tuesday’s arrests.
A Waterloo Regional Police vehicle sits outside a triplex on Lorne Avenue in Kitchener on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (Brian Dunseith / CTV Kitchener)
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