POLICE NOTES: Pedestrian Killed, More BEAT and Pole Hits Bus

There are 137,000 stories in the Royal City, and this is some of them. Looking at a week’s worth of media releases from the Guelph Police Service, there’s a lot gong on in our little city crime-wise speaking, so let’s run down some of the charges, issues, and requests for information from the Guelph Police Service over the last seven days.

***Please note that not all offenses and police calls are reported in the daily Guelph Police media release.

Pedestrian Fatality in South End Collision

Two pedestrians were hit in a collision at the intersection of Clair Road East and Beaver Meadow Drive on Tuesday afternoon while using the pedestrian crosswalk. The two women aged 60 and 57 were struck by a Ford F-150, which was making a left turn at the time, and both were taken to hospital where the 60-year-old succumbed to her injuries.

The pick-up driver was from New Hamburg, he remained on scene and co-operated with the investigation, and the police’s Traffic and Forensic Identification units are conducting an investigation. Police are interested in talking to anyone that witnessed the collision, so if that was you, get in touch with the Traffic Unit at 519-824-1212, ext. 7225.

Stabbing Suspect Arrested for Breaking Release Conditions

Remember that 14-year-old that was arrested for a stabbing incident earlier this month? Police were informed last week the suspect had started sending threats on social media to the victim’s boyfriend, which prompted police to arrest the suspect again on Tuesday and lay furthering charges including breaching her release conditions and uttering threats.

BEAT Team Does it Again

The Guelph Police Service Break Enter Auto Theft (BEAT) Unit helped arrest a 38-year-old Guelph man was charged with two counts of break and enter as well as possessing break and enter tools and failing to comply with a bail condition on Thursday. Last Friday evening, a man forced his way into a Wyndham Street North business and stole some stuff including two security cameras and a speaker, and two days later, two men broke into a Wellington Street East business and stoke a tablet computer, cash register and other items. Police located the suspect in both cases and took him into custody.

Never Break Into the Same Place Twice

A 30-year-old Guelph man was arrested Friday morning for what Guelph Police call “a long list of charges” after breaking into a business in the area of Edinburgh North and Paisley just two days after he was released on bail for breaking into that same business.

Before Christmas, the suspect broke into the business and stole a vehicle early on the morning of December 17. He came back again on the morning of December 20, and broke into the same business when an other vehicle was stolen as well as the keys to several additional vehicles, two of which were later stolen. The suspect was charged with two counts of break and enter, two counts of theft over $5,000, possessing stolen property over $5,000 and several counts of breaching court orders among other charges.

Assault

A 38-year-old Guelph man was charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon after an incident on Wednesday afternoon. Police were called to Janefield Avenue and Scottdale where one man attacked another man who had arrived at the address to pick up a woman there for dinner. The suspect attacked the man with a screwdriver, and knocked out two teeth in the other man in the process.

Break-Ins

More than $7,000 in tools were stolen from a construction site near Victoria Road South and MacAlister Boulevard either late Wednesday or early Thursday. If you have any information call Constable Denver Staines at 519-824-1212, ext. 7166, or email him at dstaines [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Theft

A 37-year-old Guelph man was charged with failing to attend court and three counts of possessing stolen credit cards after police were called to a south-end business because of an unwanted man there. When police ran a search on the man, they found he had an outstanding warrant, and on his person they found he had a dozen stolen credit cards.

A 32-year-old Guelph man was charged with possessing stolen property over $5,000 after the BEAT Unit discovered a stolen aluminum fishing boat and its trailer in a residential garage.

Two cars were stolen from two different locations last Monday. A grey 2017 Cadillac CT6 was taken from a driveway in the area of Speedvale and Woolwich, while a turquoise 2013 Honda Fit was stolen from an underground parking lot on Water Street. If you have any information, call Guelph Police at 519-824-1212, ext. 0.

A 23-year-old Guelph man was charged with four counts of theft under $5,000 after stealing $609 in Magic: The Gathering cards from the same store on Stone Road last summer.

Police are looking for a white male, 5’9” with a tattoo near his right eye and wearing a blue jacket and mask who tried to rob a man in a downtown business in the area of Carden Street and Wyndham last Saturday night. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Sam Johnston at 519-824-1212, ext. 7214, or email him atsjohnston [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Traffic

A 59-year-old Guelph male was charged with speeding and stunt driving, plus his licence was suspended and his vehicle was impounded after he was clocked doing 110 kilometres per hour in a posted 60 zone on Wellington Street near Imperial. It’s the second time the police took him off the road in a month.

A 45-year-old Guelph man was charged with failing to attend court. Police stopped him while he was riding his bike along Victoria Road near Grange with a missing light around 2 am.

A 24-year-old Guelph mam was arrested Tuesday and charged with failing to stop after a collision, breach of probation, failing to comply with a release order and driving without a licence for a hit and run on Silvercreek Parkway North. Police tracked him down from a licence plate left behind at the scene from the collision.

A traffic stop at Edinburgh and London led to the arrest of a Kitchener couple last Saturday night when police spotted a vehicle driving with no headlights. At nearly 11 pm at night. The female passenger turned out to be wanted by another police service, and when she was searched police found 12 grams of suspected fentanyl and a box of .22-calibre ammunition. The male driver was tagged on the charge of possessing a controlled substance.

Other Notes

A 30-year-old woman from Orillia was arrested again last weekend after her surety revoked her bail on several charges from last summer including being in possession of a loaded handgun in her car.

There was $13,000 in damage to city bus when a hydro poll fell on it on Gordon just north of College Avenue. The pole had been clipped earlier by a snow plot.

A 41-year-old Guelph man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with a bail order and breach of probation. The man was released on bail just a couple of hours before police saw him heading back to the house he was told to stay away from as a condition of his release.

A 30-year-old Guelph woman was charged with occupying a stolen motor vehicle, four counts of possessing a stolen credit card, two counts of possessing stolen property and breach of probation. It all started on Thursday when a Toyota SUV was stolen downtown by a man and a woman, and police caught up with the woman a short time later and arrested her.

Total calls for service last week: 1,282

If you have any information about the crimes or incidents mentioned above, you can also call Guelph Wellington Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or post online at csgw.tips.

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