POLICE NOTES: Cold Case Solved, Attempted Robbery and Halloween Party Fight

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.


Last Thursday a 39-year-old Bampton man was arrested and charged with sexual assault following DNA testing by the Centre of Forensic Science. The case dates back to March 2012 when a woman was sexually assaulted in a vehicle after leaving a licensed establishment in downtown Guelph.

A 39-year-old Guelph man was arrested for assault, uttering threats and failing to leave a property when directed on Thursday afternoon. When police arrived at the Woodlawn Road business they found staff blocking the entrance and they told police that the man they were dealing had previously trespassed and had both pushed an employee and threatened to punch him in the face when he was not allowed inside.

Four males and three females, all ranging in age from 14 to 17, have been arrested for robbery in connection to an incident on October 11 when a 17-year-old victim was lured to a vacant building downtown for what he believed was a meeting with a woman he was talking to online. Instead, he was repeatedly punched and kicked and forced to hand over property including his phone and some clothing. The victim sustained minor injuries that did not require medical treatment.

A verbal dispute between two groups of people turned physical when two men were struck in the head with a weapon believed to be a collapsible baton at a Halloween party in the area of Edinburgh and Ironwood around 1 am on Sunday. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 19, 5’11” to 6 feet with a slim build, brown hair and facial scruff. He was wearing a yellow construction vest and red and white baseball cap, and he was accompanied by two men in vintage-style pinstriped suits. If you have any information, call Constable Todd Van Iersel at 519-824-1212, ext. 7557, or email him at tvaniersel [at] guelphpolice.ca.


Four men broke into a business in the area of Woodlawn and Regal and placed spools of wire, tools and scrap metal in the back of a pickup truck before police could respond. There’s no description of the suspects, but they were driving two vehicles: a blue Dodge Ram with a grey tailgate and black tonneau cover and a grey Honda CR-V. If you have any information about this incident call Constable Nicholas Doner at 519-824-1212, ext. 7230, or email him at ndoner [at] guelphpolice.ca

At around 3 am on Wednesday, someone pried open a side door at a building on Yarmouth Street, took the elevator to the parking garage, and smashed the side window of a vehicle there and stole a wallet. The suspect is described as wearing a black shiny puffy coat, dark pants, tan boots and a mask. If you have any information, call Constable John Hunt at 519-824-1212, ext. 7359, or email him at jhunt [at] guelphpolice.ca.


Nothing to report this week.


A 56-year-old Toronto man was charged with attempted fraud, uttering a forged document, possessing identity documents, identity theft, obstruct police and possessing property obtained by crime. Last Friday, a suspicious man went into a south end bank and tried to obtain a debit card and withdraw cash. Police were called and after determining that the driver’s licence being used was fake, the man offered a different name that was also fraudulent. He eventually gave officers his real name.


On Monday morning, a resident in the area of Dufferin and Stull discovered that someone overnight had sawed through a wooden post on their deck to steal a red Trek mountain bike that was chained up there. If you have any information, call Constable Adam Kernan at 519-824-1212, ext. 7379, or email him at akernan [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A resident on Woodland Glen Drive reported to police on Thursday morning that her Acura MDX stolen from here driveway, but the car was recovered with minor damage after being found in Toronto in the early morning hours on Friday. If you have any information, call Constable Cecilia Hudecki at 519-824-1212, ext. 7215, or email her at chudecki [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A 29-year-old Guelph man was charged with theft over $5,000, three counts of theft under $5,000 and four counts of breaching a probation order on Wednesday after a bracelet was stolen from a store at Stone Road Mall. While police were on scene investigating, staff identified the suspect as he walked by the store. The $6,600 bracelet was recovered, and the suspect was also found to have several articles of clothing stolen from another store.

Police are looking for a black male in his 20s, 5’8” with a slim build and a short black beard who tried to rob a business at Willow and Dawson last Friday night. He passed the employee a note that demanded cash and made a threat, but he left with nothing after some customers entered the store. He was reportedly wearing a red jacket with black and white trim, a grey hooded sweater, blue jeans, black or dark grey sneakers with orange on the soles and a black baseball cap. If you have any information, call Constable Rob Smith at 519-824-1212, ext. 7388, or email him at rsmith [at] guelphpolice.ca

Police were called to a business at Gordon and Wellington when two men entered, one of who was identified as someone who had stolen from the store last week. Both men were described as being in their mid-40s with brown skin; one had a bushy beard and was wearing a grey hoodie under a blue jacket, khaki pants and a dark baseball cap and the second had a thin build and was wearing a grey jacket, jeans, brown shoes and a blue baseball cap. They left the scene in a black Mazda Tribute which had been reported stolen from Peel Region. If you have any information, call Constable Abdullah Eidokheil at 519-824-1212, ext. 7415, or email him at aeidokheil [at] guelphpolice.ca.


A 35-year-old Guelph man was charged with speeding and stunt driving and his driver’s licence was suspended 30 days after he was caught driving 94 kilometres per hour in a 50 zone in the area of Victoria and Grange Tuesday afternoon.

On Tuesday morning, a 38-year-old Guelph man was charged with speeding and stunt driving, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 30 days after blowing past a police car on Wellington Street near the Hanlon doing 105 kilometres per hour in a 60 zone.

A 21-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired operation, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after being found in a parking lot in the area of Gordon and Clair, parked across two spots with the car still running.

A 29-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired driving, careless driving and failing to stop at an accident, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after two separate collisions Wednesday morning. The suspect showed signs of being impaired, so drug evaluations were performed and officers concluded that his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by the consumption of a drug.

A 19-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired driving after he crashed a friend’s car into another parked vehicle while he was trying to move it last Saturday night. The friend’s car was impounded for seven days.

A 35-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired driving, prohibited driving and breach of probation. A witness followed a suspected impaired driver into Guelph and confronted him when he stopped outside a business at Woodlawn and Victoria. The driver failed a roadside test and was determined to be a prohibited driver. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 45 days.

Other Notes

A 48-year-old Guelph man was charged with public mischief, obstructing police and failing to remain at a collision after he lied to police about being involved in a collision in the area of Willow and Elmira last Friday evening. The man said his car was stolen, but his car was found parked in a lot close to his home, and there was no proof of theft.

Total calls for service last week: 1,699

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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