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 going 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.
Thousands of Dollars in Drugs and Cash Seized
A 36-year-old Guelph man is facing charges including two counts of possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking and several weapons charge, which is the culmination of an investigation started by the Guelph Police Service Break Enter Auto Theft (BEAT) earlier this year.
The arrest was made on Wednesday, and a search of a residence in the area of Silvercreek and Willow revealed approximately $20,000 worth of suspected fentanyl, $10,000 in suspected cocaine, a loaded 9-mm Ruger semi-automatic handgun with nearly 500 rounds of ammunition, a machete and approximately $20,000 in cash. Check out the haul below:
A 25-year-old Guelph man was charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a controlled substance and several counts of breaching court orders. Police were called to Macdonell near Carden last Thursday evening after receiving reports of a man waving a sword around. Police found the man, and the sword concealed in his overalls, plus two small containers with suspected fentanyl.
A 35-year-old Hamilton man was charged with uttering threats, mischief, impaired operation and unauthorized possession of a weapon after police went to the scene of a disturbance in the area of Woodlawn and Country Club Drive. Two men were involved in an argument when one of them uttered some threats before driving away. When the suspect came back, police took him into custody and recovered a pair of brass knuckles.
More than $6,000 in clothing was stolen from a business in the area of Inkerman and Alma on Tuesday morning. Two men forced open a window on a glass door and entered the business at 5:35 am. If you have any information, call Constable Cecilia Hudecki at 519-824-1212, ext. 7215, or email her at chudecki [at] guelphpolice.ca.
Sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday last week, a business near Wyndam and Woolwich was entered. A 48-inch Samsung TV, computer tower and external hard drives were among the items stolen. If you have any information, call Constable Matt Simpson at 519-824-1212, ext. 7318, or email msimpson [at] guelphpolice.ca.
A 42-year-old Guelph man was charged with break and enter in connection to a break-in at a business near Massey and Elmira on June 28, but the police are still looking for a second man. If you have any information, call Constable Geoff Hiebert at 519-824-1212, ext. 7290, or email him at ghiebert [at] guelphpolice.ca.
Approximately 12 to 15 Bulova watches each valued at $150 were stolen from the office inside a business at Woodlawn and Silvercreek on Wednesday. Two Lenovo laptops and a chequebook were also stolen. If you have any information, call Constable Geoff Hiebert at 519-824-1212, ext. 7290, or email him at ghiebert [at] guelphpolice.ca.
There were 15 rolls of copper electrical wire worth about $29,000 stolen from a downtown construction site near Wyndham and Wellington last week. Several fire extinguishers were also discharged inside the building under construction. If you have any information, call Constable Mason Melitzer at 519-824-1212, ext. 7278, or email him at mmelitzer [at] guelphpolice.ca.
Police are looking for two men who stole several spools of wire stolen from a business on Southgate Drive at around 2:15 am on Wednesday. The men are described as white, wearing black hoodies with the hoods up, dark pants, baseball caps, gloves and bandanas over their faces. They were driving a grey Dodge Ram 1500 with the licence plates covered. If you have any information, call Constable Abdullah Eidokheil at 519-824-1212, ext. 7415, or email him at aeidokheil [at] guelphpolice.ca.
On Monday night, there was a single-vehicle collision on Willow Road at Silvercreek where a light post was knocked over. The road was closed while the site was cleaned up, but one man decided that the road was not closed to him! After the driver zoomed past police, they caught up with him at an address in the area. A 34-year-old Guelph man was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample and dangerous driving for running the road closure, and a 60-year-old Toronto man was charged with careless driving for the original crash.
A 47-year-old Guelph man was charged with stunt driving and speeding and his driver’s licence was suspended for 30 days after he was stopped on Victoria Road North at 10:30 am on Thursday doing 114 kilometres per hour in a 50 zone. This is a picture of his car being taken away.
A Guelph woman was arrested for impaired driving after driving aggressively with children in her vehicle last Sunday night. Police received reports of an SUV tailgating and flashing its high beams in the area of Willow and Westwood. The driver had more than the legal amount of alcohol in her system and two children in her backseat.
A 67-year-old Guelph man was arrested for impaired driving and several Highway Traffic Act violations, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days, after he was seen in his car outside a Victoria North business drinking a beer.
Police are looking for the driver of grey BMW who was involved in a collision with a cyclist at 2:15 pm last Friday on Wellington near Imperial. The driver of the BMW is described as a dark-haired female in her 30s or 40s. If you have any information, call Constable Tom Lecomte of the Guelph Police Service Traffic Unit at 519-824-1212, ext. 7163, or email him at tlecomte [at] guelphpolice.ca.
How fast did you want that pizza? A delivery driver was caught doing 106 kilometres per hour in a 50 zone at 12:30 pm on Wednesday. A 35-year-old Guelph woman was charged with speeding and stunt driving, and her licence was suspended for 30 days.
A 48-year-old Arthur woman was charged with impaired driving, and her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after she was stopped in the area of Woodlawn and Silvercreek at 4 am on Friday with three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system. A taxi was called to take her home to Arthur, but she asked to return to her vehicle a short time later. The rental vehicle she was driving was seized for 14 days too.
A 39-year-old Guelph man was charged with failing to attend court and driving while suspended after stopping a truck that matched the description of a recently stolen vehicle. The truck wasn’t stolen, but the driver was wanted for failing to appear in court on drug charges, plus he had a suspended licence due to unpaid fines.
A cyclist heading southbound on Wyndham at a high rate of speed struck one stationary vehicle, was thrown into the air, and struck a second vehicle at the intersection on Wellington. The 61-year-old cyclist was transported to hospital and then transferred to a Hamilton trauma centre for further treatment. He was charged with failing to stop for a red light.
A 37-year-old Guelph man was charged with committing an indecent act after flashing several people inside a business at Gordon and Wellington. When he wasn’t showing his genitals to the people inside a store with his pants around his knees, he showing his bum to passing motorists on Wellington Street.
Police spotted a man walking in the area of Paisley and Yorkshire around 2 am on Thursday, and the 53-year-old was arrested for failing to comply with a release order because he was bound by a bail order not to be outside between 8 pm and 8 am.
A 38-year-old Guelph man was charged with two counts of mischief under $5,000 after he got into a verbal confrontation with someone at an apartment building on Silvercreek North. He punched and broke a window in the stairwell and end up leaving a trail of blood down five floors and out the door. After being taken to the hospital by paramedics, he returned to the apartment building where he was arrested.
Total calls for service last week: 1,848
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.