There are 145,000 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 15-year-old Guelph woman was charged with assault and assault police after officers were called to a park in the area of Grange and Watson. Witnesses reported the suspect spun the playground merry-go-round very quickly causing a six-year-old she didn’t know to fall off and hit her head. The suspect also threw punches at officers and hit one of them in the chest three times.
A 34-year-old Guelph man was charged with assault after a road rage incident in the area of Stone Road and the Hanlon. The suspect punched the victim in the face drawing blood.
A 20-year-old Mississauga man was been charged with assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief in connection to an incident at a car meet in 2020. A 19-year-old Guelph man had his car window smashed and his jaw broken in a confrontation. A 24-year-old London man and 27-year-old Milton man have previously been arrested in this incident.
A 32-year-old Guelph man was charged with break and enter, prowl at night and breach of probation after a May 8 break-in of a private garage in the area of Victoria and Ingram.
A 36-year-old Guelph man was charged with fraud under $5,000, after trying to cash a cheque stolen from the Sacred Heart Church in the Ward along with $1,500 in cash and cheques donated to the church after services on June 19.
A 35-year-old Woodbridge woman was charged with fraud over $5,000, identity fraud and two counts of possessing a controlled substance last Friday after police were called to a business in the area of Gordon and Kortright. The suspect was trying to cash a bank draft for more than $65,000, which was found to be fraudulent, and so was the identification. Small amounts of suspected cocaine and Oxycontin were also found on the suspect after a search.
A 28-year-old Palmerston man was charged with possessing stolen property over $5,000, occupying a stolen motor vehicle, possessing break and enter instruments, possessing an identity document and driving while suspended after being found slumped over the steering vehicle on Rosewood Avenue in a van he had stolen from Palmerston.
A 43-year-old Stoney Creek man was charged with fraud over $5,000, possessing identity documents, personation, using forged documents and four counts of breaching a release order on Wednesday. Police were called to a business in the area of Gordon and Kortright when the suspect was trying to use several debit cards and a fake identity document in an attempt to withdraw $26,000. He had on his person four debit cards in various names as well as a forged driver’s licence and social insurance card.
Police are looking for three people who stole a boat and a trailer from a residential parking lot on Speedvale West, which was later found abandoned at another parking lot at Speedvale and Stevenson four hours later. Police are looking for:
- The driver, who is described as a white male wearing a black sweater with a white rectangular logo on the left arm, dark pants, white shoes and a baseball cap.
- One passenger described as a white male wearing a black t-shirt with white cursive writing on the left shoulder, grey pants with black knee patches, black shoes and a baseball cap,
- A second passenger described as white with long hair and wearing overalls.
They were driving a a full-size Chevrolet or GMC which is silver at the front with a black box, with a black toolbox in the bed and a brush guard on the front.
A 24-year-old Guelph man lost his licence for 30 days after being clocked doing 107 kilometres per hour in a 60 zone in the area of Wellington near McCrae.
A 34-year-old Guelph man lost his licence for 30 days after being caught driving 134 kilometres per hour in a 60 zone on Gordon near Clairfields last Friday evening.
That same officer took the license of a 23-year-old Guelph man for 30 days after catching him driving 123 kilometres per hour in a 60 zone on Maltby West.
A 30-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired driving and speeding, and his driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days after he clocked in his pickup doing 80 kilometres per hour in a 50 zone near Victoria and Brant on Monday evening.
An 80-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired operation, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days when he ran a police blockade of Silvercreek and Woodlawn as they were dealing with a stuck transport truck.
A 34-year-old Kitchener man was charged with impaired operation, driving while prohibited, breach of an undertaking and several Highway Traffic Act offences after he crashed his motorcycle outside the Manor early Saturday morning.
A 57-year-old Guelph woman was charged with impaired operation late last Saturday afternoon after receiving complaints about a driver on Fife Road.
A 30-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired operation after a single vehicle collision on Speedvale near Dawson early on Sunday morning. They hit a hydro wire causing significant damage.
A 50-year-old Kitchener male was charged with impaired operation after driving into the oncoming lane while trying to enter the Manor’s parking lot last Sunday night.
A 47-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired operation and mischief. The impaired charge came from police traced reports of a man driving erratically in the area of Woodlawn and Imperial to his residence where the man was found inside his car with open beer cans. The mischief charge came when he was taken to holding at Guelph Police headquarters and he smeared his own feces on the lens of a security camera.
A 38-year-old Guelph man was charged with possessing stolen property over $5,000, public mischief and failing to comply with a release order after trying to lure police away from the outside his downtown apartment with a fake report of a firearm at a business on Eramosa. Police tracked a stolen motorcycle back to the suspect, who surrendered to police after “extensive negotiations.”
Police are looking for a man observed committing an indecent act outside an apartment building in the area around Speedvale and Woolwich around 11 pm on Wednesday. A woman living there reported that a man described as white, average height with dark hair, and wearing a blue plaid shirt over a darker shirt and long pants was looking through the window at her and her roommate while masturbating. If you have any information, call Constable Nick Doner at 519-824-1212, ext. 7230, email him at ndoner [at] guelphpolice.ca.
Total calls for service last week: 1,335
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.