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.
BB Gun Fired at Maintenance Worker
A 55-year-old Guelph male is charged with pointing a firearm, assault with a weapon and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose after an incident at a south-end apartment building Friday morning. A maintenance worker had stopped by to replace a window, and though the person living there had been informed, the worker was greeted by a man holding a BB gun. The rifle was discharged but the worker was missed and no one was injured.
Still Looking For Attempted Robbery Suspect
Guelph Police are still looking for the man you tried to rob a business at Scottsdale and Cole on February 28 at 8 pm. The suspect is described as a white male wearing a black surgical mask, black jacket over a white shirt and a dark toque, and images from security footage can be found below. If you have any information, call Detective Constable Jagdeep Atwal at 519-824-1212, ext. 7436, email him at jatwal [at] guelphpolice.ca.
Police Board Meets This Thursday
A 25-year-old Guelph man faces several charges including assault with a weapon, assault police, careless use of a firearm and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose after he fired a pellet gun at officers investigating an accident. The single-car collision happened on Woolwich near Eramosa, and as an officer was talking to the tow truck river, the man was standing on a nearby rooftop letting off several shots from an Airsoft 6mm pellet gun. No injuries were reported.
A 30-year-old Guelph man was arrested for assault, carrying a concealed weapon and breaching probation for an unprovoked assault on a stranger Thursday morning. When police caught up with the suspect a short time after the assault, which saw the victim get punched in the face and forcing him to fall to the ground, he was found to have a 10-centimetre blade hanging on a lanyard around his neck.
A 49-year-old Guelph woman faces another charge of break and enter and two counts of breaching a bail order after she broke into the same downtown residence for the fourth time. The building is owned by a local service agency, and it’s been vacant since the start of the pandemic.
A delivery truck was robbed early on Tuesday morning on Hanlon Creek Boulevard, several roles of wire and some power tools were stolen. If you have any information, call Constable Frazer McCrindle at 519-824-1212, ext. 7327, or email him at fmccrindle [at] guelphpolice.ca.
A 47-year-old Guelph female is charged with fraud over $5,000 and laundering proceeds of crime after an eight-month investigation by the Guelph Police Fraud Unit, General Investigations Unit and Intelligence Unit. The suspect was taken into custody Thursday morning after allegedly defrauding her employer of more than $100,00 and they trying to cover up the fraud with some money laundering.
A 48-year-old Guelph male is charged with robbery, three counts of possessing a controlled substance, possessing identity documents and two counts of breaching court orders after police were called to a Waterloo Avenue address. After a man confronted a woman living there, he stole her cellphone, and when police caught up with him, they found several baggies containing small amounts of crystal meth plus various pieces of ID in other people’s names.
Some copper wire was stolen from a vacant storefront in the area of Gordon and College sometime before Monday afternoon. If you have any information, call Constable Christian Godin at 519-824-1212, ext. 7288, or email him at cgodin [at] guelphpolice.ca.
A truck stolen from Guelph last week was recovered in Brantford on Tuesday with some minor damage. The investigation is still ongoing, so if you have any information call Special Constable Thomas Randell at 519-824-1212, ext. 7194, email him at trandell [at] guelphpolice.ca.
On Friday afternoon, Guelph Bylaw found a Hyundai at a Southgate Drive address that had been buried by snow for some time. Upon further inspection, the car was tied to a bank robbery at Gordon and Clair in mid-February, and was stolen from Mississauga just two days prior. The investigation is ongoing
Police are looking for a white male wearing a black jacket with red on the shoulders for an attempted theft from the trailer of a truck at a Dawson Road business at 12:30 am on Tuesday morning. The suspect was also driving a U-Haul truck. If you have any information, call Constable Ryan Lue at 519-824-1212, ext. 7395, email him at rlue [at] guelphpolice.ca.
A person posing as the employee of a Store and Scottsdale walked into the business, said “Hi” to some real employees, and walked out again with a cash register under 15 minutes. The suspect is described as a white male, mid-30s, wearing a baseball cap, black shirt with the store logo on it and black pants. The theft happened around 7 pm on Tuesday. If you have any information, call Constable Michael Nixon at 519-824-1212, ext. 7028, or email him at mnixon [at] guelphpolice.ca.
Police are looking for a white male, late 30s, slim build with pale skin. He was wearing a black Nike jacket, black baseball cap, dark jeans with holes and a backpack who was thwarted from shoplifting more that $250 worth of stuff from a store at Paisley and Elmira. If you have any information, call Constable Mason Melitzer at 519-824-1212, ext. 7278, or email him at mmelitzer [at] guelphpolice.ca.
Nothing to report this week.
A 45-year-old Kitchener man turned himself in to police on Wednesday and was arrested on an outstanding warrant for missing a Kitchener court date.
A 20-year-old Guelph man was charged with two counts of failing to appear in court after turning himself in on his own warrant on Monday afternoon.
A 39-year-old Guelph female is charged with failing to comply with an undertaking and two counts of breaching probation after police stopped at a Willow Road address on a separate matter. Upon further investigation, she was found to be bound by a police undertaking to not be at that address and was banned from being in contact with the man living there.
A 19-year-old Guelph male is charged with mischief under $5,000, obstructing police and resisting arrest after he was caught spray-painting on the wall of a business near Macdonell and Carden. He tried to resist arrest as officers tried to take him into custody.
Total calls for service last week: 1,384
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.