POLICE NOTES: Patio Damage, Fake Bomb Threat, and Homicide Still Under Investigation

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.

Motorcyclist Dies in Crash, Teen Charged

A 19-year-old Guelph man was killed in a collision while riding his motorcycle Friday night in the area of Grange Road and Kearney Street. A 17-year-old Guelph man was driving the SUV that collided with the victim while they were making a left turn. On Monday, police announced that the SUV driver had been charged under the Highway Traffic Act with careless driving causing death. The SUV driver was not physically injured in the crash.

Fake Bomb Threats Still Get Charges

A 38-year-old Guelph woman was charged with public mischief Monday, after a woman went into a south-end bank and said that she had heard two men talking about placing a bomb inside the building. The bank was closed and extensively searched, but the woman left the scene quickly before the police arrived, but they later picked her up after examining surveillance camera images. The woman will appear in a Guelph court on October 28.

Homicide Still Under Investigation

Guelph Police issued “multiple search warrants” at 90 Carden Street on Thursday, all part of the ongoing investigation into a July homicide. Human remains were found behind the plaza at Wyndham and Wellington after police were given a tip about a murder that took place just days prior to the discovery. Officers from the Major Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, Fraud Unit, General Investigations, Special Victims Unit, Tactical Response Unit and Neighbourhood Services all took part in the action.

A 43-year-old Guelph man has been charged with second-degree murder in case, but police are still investigating. If you have any information call Detective Constable Scott Biser at 519-824-1212 extension 7131, or email him at sbiser [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Assault

A 43-year-old Guelph man was charged with assault, uttering threats and mischief, and he spent his Monday night in jail after he entered a residence near Silvercreek and Greengate, assaulted the victim, uttered threats, caused damage and left.

Police are looking for a suspect described as six feet tall and wearing all black, including a black ski mask, after a break in at a home near Fairview and Mary after midnight last Saturday. The victim was hit with a flashlight and had his wallet stolen. He had only lived at the residence for a week. If you have any information, call Detective Sergeant Chris Probst at 519-824-1212, ext. 7342, or email him at cprobst [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Three teens approached a man in the area of Auden and Eastview last Saturday night and demanded he empty his pockets. After he said he had nothing in his pockets, the three teens struck him several times, including once in the back of his head. All three were described as male, one had white skin and the others had brown skin, and at least one of the suspects had a red shirt. If you have any information call Constable Cecilia Hudecki at 519-824-1212, ext. 7215, or email her at chudecki [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A 36-year-old Guelph man is charged with assault police almost two years after a spitting incident where a man ran out in front of a police car asking for help, but he was “acting erratically” and in the course of the interaction he spat in the face of one of the officers. At the time, the man was taken to the hospital for treatment, but on Thursday he was arrested.

Break-Ins

Sometime overnight on Monday, someone pried open the door to a garage and stole personal property from the two vehicles inside. The home is in the area of Downey Road and Hazelwood Drive. If you have any information, call Constable Mallory Woeller at 519-824-1212, ext. 7462, or email her at mwoeller [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A trailer directly behind a building at Woodlawn near Regal was accessed through a hole cut in its side by a power tool and approximately $15,000 worth of wire – 30 spools of blue 10-guage wire and a container of white 14-guage wire – were stolen. Surveillance video caught a dark-coloured SUV leaving the scene around 3:12 am on Thursday morning, but police are looking for more information. Call Constable Bakir Medencevic at 519-824-1212, ext. 7235, or email him at bmedencevic [at] guelphpolice.ca if you’re a witness.

Theft

A 41-year-old Guelph woman was further charged with possessing stolen property, possessing a stolen credit card and possessing a controlled substance. Police saw her downtown late Wednesday afternoon and picked her up on an outstanding warrant. When she was arrested police found stolen license plates, a stolen wallet and small amounts of suspected fentanyl and Hydromorphone on her.

A 15-year-old Guelph man was arrested for robbery on Thursday after trying to steal another man’s wallet at a plaza on Eramosa Road earlier this month.

A 36-year-old man of no fixed address was charged with possessing stolen property, two counts of obstruct police and failing to attend court after police spotting him on Woodlawn Road putting catalytic converters as well as several plastic totes full of wire in the back of a taxi. He provided police with a fake name we had used before when given a traffic ticket earlier this year.

A 26-year-old Guelph woman faces 13 charges including possessing stolen property, possessing prohibited weapons, possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking and several counts of breaching a release order. The Break Enter Auto Theft (BEAT) Unit conducted a search of an apartment near Waterloo and Silvercreek and found approximately $10,000 worth of stolen tools and $2,600 worth of fentanyl and other controlled substances, as well as knives, bear spray, and imitation firearms.

Traffic

A 29-year-old woman from Inglewood is charged with speeding and stunt driving after being clocked doing 103 kilometres per hour in a 60 zone on Stone Road East Thursday evening.

A 25-year-old Guelph man was charged with failing or refusing to provide a breath sample after she struck a traffic light post near Woodlawn and the Hanlon at 3:40 am on Monday morning.

A black Land Rover and white Audi collided between 7:30 am and 8 am at the intersection of Gordon and Arkell. Police are looking for anyone that saw the collision or has any dashcam footage, and if that’s you, call Constable Todd Weinstein of the Traffic Unit at 519-824-1212, ext. 7185, or email him at tweinstein [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A 51-year-old Cambridge man riding his motorcycle sustained serious injuries and was transported to Guelph General Hospital before being transferred via air ambulance to a Hamilton hospital in a different collision with an SUV on Tuesday night. The accident happened in the area of Silvercreek and Woodlawn, and if you’re a witness or have any information about the accident, call Constable Steve Ladouceur at 519-824-1212, ext. 7483, or email him at sladouceur [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Other Notes

An 18-year-old Toronto man was charged with mischief under $5,000 and obstruct police after he and other other man got into a fight on a downtown patio. Several wooden boards were damaged, and the one man fled. When police caught up with him, he gave them a fake name and birth date.

A 29-year-old Guelph female is charged with possessing a controlled substance and two counts each of breaching probation and breaching a conditional sentence order after two women were found passed on a picnic table outside a business on Stone Road. While talking to the police, one of the women threw away a small baggie with suspected crystal meth inside.

A 41-year-old Guelph man was charged with two counts of possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking, possessing a controlled substance, possessing a prohibited weapon and two counts of breaching probation after police saw a man trying to hide a bus shelter near Willow and Silvercreek. He was found with quantities of suspected cocaine, fentanyl and Diazepam as well as five cellphones and pepper spray. He was also wanted for breach probation orders.

Police are looking for a White male of average height, a heavy build with a short beard and possibly tattoos on his legs, who was wearing a black jacket, black shorts, light-coloured shoes and a dark baseball cap. On Monday night at around 11:35 pm, the suspect smashed through a large window of a Woodlawn West business and made off with several files. If you have an information, call Constable Maggie Pickard at 519-824-1212, ext. 7440, or email her at mpickard [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Total calls for service last week: 1,701

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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