POLICE NOTES: Hatchet Bust, Missing Washers & Dryers, and Laundry Room Heist

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.

Three Arrested in Hatchet Robbery

Three Brampton men have been arrested for a robbery in Guelph earlier this month where one of the robbers threatened a store employee with a hatchet. One man left a store on Wellington West with a cart full of merchandise worth approximately $600, and when the employee followed them out to investigate, a second man got out of the car with a hatchet in his hand. The employee received minor injuries after being dragged five metres by the fleeing car.

Police identified the suspects, and on September 16 detectives with Caledon OPP took them into custody after a traffic stop. Two 25-year-old Brampton men and a 29-year-old Brampton man were arrested and charged with multiple offences including robbery with a weapon, assault with a weapon, possessing weapons for a dangerous purpose and dangerous driving.

Assault

A 27-year-old Guelph man was charged with assault with a weapon and two counts of failing to comply with a release order after he pulled a knife during an argument with another man in St. George’s Square on Monday.

Break-Ins

Police are looking for information about break-ins at a pair of businesses on Dawson Road near Speedvale. A dozen tires, including some on rims, were stolen from one business, and 10 full cans of gas were stole from the other. The first was described as white, six feet tall with a medium to large build and wearing a black jacket, white Crooks and Castles hoodie, black pants and black and white shoes. The second male was white, 5’10”, thin build and wearing a blue denim shirt, camouflage pants, a black wide-brim hat and multi-colour shoes. If you have any information call, Constable James Perdicaris at 519-824-1212, ext. 7382, or email him at jperdicaris [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A 58-year-old Rockwood woman was charged with break and enter and impaired operation, and her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after she showed up at an east-end residence. The woman, who was known to the homeowner in the area of Grange and Auden, let herself into the house, slapped the other woman and then refused to leave.

Early on Tuesday morning, two men broke into a downtown apartment building near Norfolk and Commercial. They forced their way into the laundry room and damaged some machines in the process of stealing coins. The first suspect was described as a white male  with a medium build and wearing a red Champion hoodie, a black bandana with white fringe, dark jeans, white shoes and a black hat. The second was a white male with a slim build wearing a black sweater with ‘Ecko’ in white, a small white backpack, black hat and black gloves. If you have any information, call Constable Emma Turney at 519-824-1212, ext. 7438, email her at eturney [at] guelphpolice.ca

Drugs

A 31-year-old Guelph man was charged with possessing a controlled substance, mischief under $5,000 and failing to comply with a court order after police up caught with him at the ATM vestibule inside a north-end bank at 3 am Wednesday. When police searched him, they found suspected fentanyl next to him. This is the same man that was arrested last week for committing two indecent act incidents, one near a downtown school and the other in the area of Dean and Talbot later that same day.

Theft

Police are looking for information about  a suspect in a robbery at a business near York and Victoria on August 12 around 3:50 pm. He’s described as a white male, approximately six feet tall with short light brown or dirty blonde hair. He was wearing a long sleeve grey shirt with ‘Aero 1987’ on the front, dark blue jeans, black shoes and a black face mask. He was also carrying a switchblade-style knife. A photo of the suspect is to the left. If you have any information, call Detective Constable Syed Ali at 519-824-1212, ext. 7145, email him at sali [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A white 24-foot 2017 Hino truck full of washers and dryers was stolen from out front of a business on Wellington near Imperial on Wednesday morning. The truck is valued at $50,000, but it’s unknown how much the machines inside are worth. If you have any information, call Special Constable Tim Jotham at 519-824-1212, ext. 7184, email him at tjotham [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Over $9,100 in hand and power tools were stolen from a work van parked in the driveway of a home in the area of Arkell and Ridgeway. The tools were discovered stolen on Wednesday morning. If you have any information, call Constable Allison Bell-Davies at 519-824-1212, ext. 7449, email her at abelldavies [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Two laptop computers, a monitor and cellphones were stolen from a downtown business in the area of Woolwich and Eramosa sometime on Thursday night. If you have any information, call Constable David Lee at 519-824-1212, ext. 7108, or email him at dlee [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A 35-year-old Cambridge woman was charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and uttering threats after she left a Woodlawn West business with $250 worth of product. She also threatened an employee and brandished a needle at them when they tried to stop her.

Traffic

A 49-year-old Rockwood man was charged with failing to stop at a collision, driving without insurance, using an unauthorized licence plate and failing to apply for a permit after a collision and fire in the area of Eramosa and King last September 29.

A 20-year-old Cambridge man was charged with impaired operation, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after police found him in the area of Niska and Ptarmigan passed out behind the wheel of a running car parked at a stop sign.

A 37-year-old Guelph man was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after he was seen leaving the Manor in his own vehicle last Sunday morning at 2 am.

A 59-year-old Guelph man charged with impaired operation, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after police conducted a traffic stop late Sunday morning on a driver that showed signs of being intoxicated.

A 70-year-old Guelph woman was charged with impaired operation, and her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after a vehicle was reported to be driving erratically around Woolwich and Speedvale. The vehicle was found parked at a weird angle behind an apartment building, and the driver has found inside having fallen on the stairs and unable to get back up. When tested, she had more than three-times the legal limit in her system.

A 54-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired operation and dangerous operation, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after a single-vehicle crash in the area of Cityview and Cedarvale.

A 25-year-old Niagara Falls woman was charged with driving while prohibited after police conducted a traffic stop Wednesday night in the are of Wellington and Waterloo.

A 37-year-old Brantford man was charged with impaired driving, and his licence was suspended for 90 days after a collision Thursday evening in the area of Ediburgh and Maplewood. One vehicle was struck from behind while stopped in the curb lane with it hazard lights flashing.

Other Notes

A 22-year-old Guelph man was charged with two counts of breaching a release order and mischief under $5,000 after he removed the tracking monitor that he was bound by a bail condition to wear at all times.

Total calls for service last week: 1,692

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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