A 42 year-old Regina male is facing two charges of voyeurism, after incidents alleged to have occurred at a Tim Hortons restaurant in the 5800 block of Rochdale Boulevard, on January 20th and February 2nd, 2020. Police have identified some of the alleged victims, but they believe there are more people, as yet unidentified, who don’t yet know they are victims.
On January 20, 2020, police were dispatched to a restaurant in the 5800 block of Rochdale Boulevard for a report that a device had been discovered in the women’s washroom. The management believed the device was a camera, which appeared to have been placed to capture images of persons using the toilet. This washroom is in an area where both staff and public have access, but the camera was placed in a location where it would not have been discovered easily by staff in regular cleaning duties. Police seized a camera and power pack and began investigation with the Tech Crimes unit of the Regina Police Service. Then, on February 3, 2020, police received another report involving the same location and a second camera. Store management was able to provide police with security video that led to the identification of a suspect. Police were able to locate a 42 year-old male, who was subsequently arrested and charged. It should be noted that the accused person has no connection to the business as an employee or owner. At this time, the Regina Police Service Vice unit and School Resource section are also involved in this file, in attempts to identify and locate other victims, ranging from youth to seniors.
Forty-two year-old Aaron Alwood WHEELER, of Regina, is facing two charges of Voyeurism [162(1)(a) CC]. The wording of the charge is: “surreptitiously make a visual recording of a person who is in circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy and was done for a sexual purpose…”. WHEELER was released on a recognizance, with a court appearance scheduled for March 18th. Investigation into this matter is ongoing.
As with any investigation, anyone who has information is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).