POLICE NOTES: School Break-In, Big Drug Busts, and Thieves Wanted

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.


A 26-year-old Guelph man was charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and two counts of failing to comply with a release order after he pulled a knife on a good Samaritan. Last Friday, an intoxicated man was yelling at people coming and going from a business on Willow Road, when the Samaritan tried to check on the man’s well being, he pulled a 30-centimetre knife from his pocket.

A 48-year-old Cambridge man turned himself in to police and was charged with assault after an incident on Tuesday morning . When the suspect saw a woman parked partially on the grass at an apartment building near Victoria and Brant, he pushed her with both hands and caused her to fall against the car.

A fight in the parking lot of GCVI very early in the morning last Sunday lead to a licence suspension for driving under the influence. Police went to the scene after being told by a caller that they heard someone mention that they had a gun, and when police arrived at GCVI, the two men involved had left in a vehicle. When police caught up with them, the passenger admitted that the two had been in a fight because he took a black Glock-style BB gun away from his friend, the driver, who was determined to be intoxicated.


Someone broke into two portables at Our Lady of Lourdes High School around 5 am last Sunday, and it looked like he was getting ready to steal several laptops. Instead, the suspect left his bike and backpack behind after he seemed to be scared off when he tripped an alarm. If you have any information about the break in, call Constable Carson Skipper at 519-824-1212, ext. 7283, email him at cskipper [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Two people were caught on video breaking into a Wyndham Street North apartment building at 5:15 am last Friday, nothing was taken but there was a lot of damage to couple of areas of the building including the laundry room and the electrical room. The male suspect is described as white and wearing a black jacket with white under the arms, black pants, black Vans shoes, a grey sweater and red mask; the female suspect was described as white with pink hair, wearing a dark winter jacket, blue jeans, a black mask and white shoes. If you have any information, call Constable Geoff Hiebert at 519-824-1212, ext. 7290, email him at ghiebert [at] guelphpolice.ca.


Two laptops were stolen from a business on Edinburgh near London at around 1:45 am on Tuesday. The suspect is described as a white man wearing a black jacket, black pants, a dark baseball cap and dark facemask and carrying a blue reusable bag. If you have any information, call Constable Konrad Babol at 519-824-1212, ext. 7189, or email him at kbabol [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Police are looking for three women between the ages of 18 and 25 who are suspected of taking $2,000 worth of product from a business near Eramosa and Stevenson. The stolen items include electric toothbrushes and razors, and the suspects were caught on video surveillance. The first woman is possibly Middle Eastern with dark hair wearing a grey Calvin Klein sweater and large black bag. The second is also possibly Middle Eastern wearing a pink long-sleeve shirt, jeans and a large black bag. The third is white with dark hair, taller than the other two and wearing a jean jacket, black shirt and jeans. If you have any information, call Constable Cecilia Hudecki at 519-824-1212, ext. 7215, email her at chudecki [at] guelphpolice.ca.


A 43-year-old Guelph man was charged with careless driving causing bodily harm after a Fergus man riding a motorcycle collided with an SUV leaving a commercial plaza on Wellington Street. The motorcyclist was taken to the Hamilton trauma centre with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

A 39-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired operation after he struck another vehicle on Willow near Imperial last Sunday morning, and then leaving the road before the car came to a stop against some garbage bins.

Police are looking for witnesses to a collision between two vehicles on Thursday night around 10:20 pm at the intersection of Stone and Edinburgh. If you saw the crash, call Constable Lindsay Porterfield at 519-824-1212, ext. 7182 or email her at lporterfield [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A Honda SUV stolen from a business on Speedvale Avenue West overnight on April 22 was found in the area of Mountford Drive and Hadati Roadon Tuesday when area residents reported a suspicious vehicle around 2 am. If you have any information, call Constable Matt Jotham at 519-824-1212, ext. 7434, or email him at mjotham [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Other Notes

A 33-year-old Guelph man was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and driving a motor vehicle with cannabis readily available. After noon on Thursday, police on patrol along  Victoria Road North were passed by a speeding vehicle, and when they stopped the vehicle they immediately noted some pot visible, and then they searched the car finding approximately $2,800 worth of suspected cocaine, a small amount of cannabis, two envelopes full of cash, digital scales and what appeared to be a debt list.

A 25-year-old woman was held for a bail hearing Friday after she was arrested in another jurisdiction. The woman had a warrant out on her for missing a January court date about several charges including robbery.

A 50-year-old Guelph man was charged with failing to comply with a release order after police went to a Waterloo Avenue address on an unrelated matter Wednesday morning. The man who answered the door was on a release condition where we could not be within 50 metres of the residence or the woman that lives there.

A 40-year-old Guelph man and 25-year-old Guelph woman were each charged with three counts of possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking, three counts of possessing a prohibited weapon and possessing stolen property. The two were arrested at their home on Tuesday evening after several weeks of investigation by Guelph Police into the trafficking of fentanyl and crystal meth. Police found both drugs during the search plus a quantity of cocaine. In the suspects’ car, police discovered a canister of OC spray, a spring-assisted knife, collapsible batons, brass knuckles and a stolen credit card.

Total calls for service last week: 1,460

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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