POLICE NOTES: Assault Spree Stopped, Suspicious Fire and Video

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.

Assault

On Monday night, a man assaulted a staff member at a Community Resource Centre after he was asked to leave. The suspect is described as Caucasian, 40 years old, medium build and bald. If you have any information, call Cst. Abdullah Eidokheil at 519-824-1212 ext. 7415 or email him at AEidokheil [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A 44-year-old Guelph man was charged with assault and breach of probation after assault a 13-year-old youth on Sunday.

A 27-year-old woman was charged with assault after creating a disturbance at a downtown pharmacy, getting aggressive with staff, and punching a staff member in the face as she was being escorted out.

A 31-year-old Guelph female was charged with theft under $5000, assault, resist arrest and three counts of breaching her probation order for a different staff assault at another pharmacy on Monday. The woman slapped an employee of a Gordon Street pharmacy when she tried to shoplift an item.

A 31-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of assault police after kicking one officer and punching another while they were doing a wellness check on Westwood Road on Sunday.

A 15-year-old male was arrested and charged with three counts of assault, assault with a weapon and fail to comply with undertaking last weekend, and a second youth was charged with two counts of assault and fail to comply with release order on Monday for the same string of assaults; this includes an attack in October on a 63-year-old man asleep in his motorized scooter at the West Parkade. The youths were previous arrested for an unprovoked attack at Bullfrog Mall earlier this month.

Break-Ins

Police are looking into a break-in a Paisley Road apartment building sometime overnight Tuesday. Electronic equipment and keys were stolen. If you have any information, call Cst. Nicholas Doner at 519-824-1212 ext. 7230 or email him at NDoner [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A 34-year-old Guelph man was charged with break and enter, possession of a controlled substance (suspected fentanyl) and fail to attend court after a break-in at a business near Speedvale and Dawson on Sunday. He was also charged with flight from peace officer, operation while prohibited and failing to comply with an undertaking for a break-and-enter back in October.

The 30-year-old Guelph woman was arrested and charged with break and enter, mischief and two counts of breaching a Probation Order after police received a call about a suspicious person at an address on Paisley Road on Tuesday.

A 39-year-old Guelph man was charged with break and enter and possession of break-in instrument for an August 26 break-in at an apartment building on Ryde Road. Police are still looking for another suspect. If you have any information, call Cst. Abdullah Eidokheil at 519-824-1212 ext. 7415 or email him at AEidokheil [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Drugs

A 32-year-old Guelph woman was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance (suspected meth, fentanyl, and LSD) and failing to appear in court. This was in addition to charges of theft that made her wanted by Guelph Police.

Fraud

Nothing to report this week.

Theft

A 28-year-old Guelph man was charged with possession of identify documents, possession of stolen credit cards, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, escape lawful custody, resist arrest, fail to attend court and breach of probation. The man was already wanted by police and tried to escape on foot. A search after arrest revealed possession of stolen items and a controlled substance suspected to be fentanyl.

Traffic

A 34-year-old Guelph male was charged with operation while impaired, two counts of operation while prohibited and a Highway Traffic Act infraction after a traffic stop on Monday in the area of Gordon and Wellington. The driver had twice the legal amount of alcohol in his system and had two driving prohibitions on his record.

A 19-year-old Guelph woman was charged under the Highway Traffic Act on Tuesday morning after a collision at Imperial and Woodlawn. The driver had struck two other cars while making a turn onto Imperial, demolishing their own car and the first car they struck.

A 21-year-old Puslinch woman was charged under the Highway Traffic Act after a collision Wednesday afternoon at Victoria and Stone.

A 39-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired operation of a vehicle on Wednesday evening after an erratic driver was reported in the area of Gordon and Wellington. He had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A 51-year-old Guelph woman was charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act after emergencies services were called to the intersection at Arkell and Amos where a 10-year-old child was struck by a car. The child was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and was released. Police are still looking for dashcam footage, and if you have any get in touch with Cst. Thomas Lecomte at 519-824-1212 ext. 7163 or email him at TLecomte [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Other Notes

Guelph Police noted that they’re aware of a video making the rounds on social media that is requesting assistance about threats they’ve received. Police have been in touch with this person, and an investigation is underway.

Police were called to an address on Neeve Street early Tuesday morning after it was determined that a car fire had been set suspiciously. If you have any information about this incident, or was in the area at the time, call Cst. Aaron Miller at 519-824-1212 ext. 7383 or email him at AMiller [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Total calls for service last week: 1,268

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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