POLICE NOTES: High School Assault, Impaired Driving Wrecks and Jewellery Store Break-In

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.

Thieves Take Out Front Entrance to Rob Jewellery Store

Early on Friday morning, a black pickup truck, possibly a Dodge Ram, was driven through the front of a jewellery store in a plaza at Paisley and Imperial, and although police arrived within minutes, thousand of dollars in product was reportedly stolen. Video surveillance caught the break in on camera and three suspects were identified:

  • The driver is described as a white male, 5’11”, heavy build and wearing a light grey hoodie, light green camouflage pants, navy blue balaclava, black and white shoes and black and orange gloves.
  • Suspect #2 was described as white, 5’10” with a slim build. He was wearing black jacket with yellow emblem on the chest, black track pants, grey running shoes, grey gloves and a black toque.
  • Suspect #3 was described as a white male in all black clothing.

If you have any information, call Constable Stephen Gawlik at 519-824-1212, ext. 7509, email him at sgawlik [at] guelphpolice.ca

Assault

A 14-year-old Guelph woman was arrested for assault causing bodily harm on Tuesday after another teen received a concussion at school that morning. The victim was slapped, pushed against a wall and punched several times and taken to the hospital for treatment.

A 31-year-old Guelph man was charged with assault police and failing to attend court last Friday. The suspect was wanted for missing court on a couple of outstanding charges including possessing a weapon and obstruct police. An officer was kicked in the face by the suspect as he was being taken into custody.

Break-Ins

Police are looking for information about a break-in overnight Tuesday at a business on the corner of Woolwich and Speedvale. The suspects broke into the vacant unit next door through the rear and then smashed a metre-wide hole in the wall to access the business next door. Some computer equipment was stolen. If you have any information call Constable Emily Dietrich at 519-824-1212, ext. 7265, email her at edietrich [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A suspect smashed a window to gain entry to a business at Speedvale near Dawson and emptied a cash register. The break-in happened sometime before 7:45 am on Tuesday. If you have any information, call Constable James McMichan at 519-824-1212, ext. 7427, or email him at jmcmichan [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Another smashed window  was found at a business in the area of Elizabeth and York sometime around 3:25 am on Tuesday, except this time it was broken from the inside. A cash register containing a small amount of change had been opened, and damage is estimated to cost $1,000. If you have any information, call Constable Jennifer Probst at 519-824-1212, ext. 7296, or email her at jprobst [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A van stolen from Peel was used to tear the front door off a business on Silvercreek near Speedvale last Saturday morning and a quantity of tools and other equipment was stolen. Police are looking for three suspects. The first was a male with medium build and wearing a black coat with fur trim, black pants, black shoes, a blue toque and white COVID mask. The second was a male with medium build wearing a black jacket with a snowflake symbol on the shoulder and orange writing on the chest, a camouflage hoodie, black pants, grey balaclava, orange gloves and black and white shoes. The third male, the driver, did not exit the vehicle. If you have any information, call Constable Isaac Cook at 519-824-1212, ext. 7453, email him at icook [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A 50-year-old Guelph man already in custody for six break-and-enters on south end business was charged with a seventh on Monday. This time it was for the December 4 break-in at a Stone Road restaurant where a rock was thrown through the window and the cash register was taken.

Drugs

A 21-year-old Guelph man was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, failing to comply with a release order, failing to attend court and breach of probation early Sunday morning. The man was picked up after being spotted by police on Carden Street because he had an outstanding warrant. While being arrested, approximately $4,000 worth of suspected fentanyl, a large amount of cannabis, cash and drug paraphernalia was found during a search.

Fraud

Nothing to report this week.

Theft

Police were called to the area of Law Drive and Fleming Road early Monday morning after receiving reports of men entering vehicles in the area. Officers found an abandoned black Dodge Ram that turned out to have been stolen from the Hamilton area earlier this month, and while waiting for a tow truck, officers observed a Dodge Journey driving slowly through the area. It then it took off at a high rate of speed after spotting the police. The vehicle had been stolen from a residence nearby. If you have any information or surveillance footage between the hours of 3 and 4 am, call Constable Mallory Woeller at 519-824-1212, ext. 7462, email her at mwoeller [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Police are looking for a black 2019 Honda Civic Touring that was reported stolen from a commercial parking lot at Victoria and Grange sometime before 11 am on Wednesday morning. If you have any information, call Special Constable Tim Jotham at 519-824-1212, ext. 7184, or email him at tjotham [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A man described as white, 30-40 years of age and wearing a black hoodie, black Champion baseball cap, black backpack and black gloves was caught on video entering an apartment building near Willow and Dawson on Monday morning. He took a 55-inch television and large red backpack-style first aid kit after breaking into the building’s boiler room.

Over $3,100 in cosmetics were stolen from a business at Woolwich and Speedvale last Saturday evening. The male suspect had a thin black beard and was wearing a black sweater and black and white camouflage toque, and the female suspect had black hair and was wearing a black dress, black puffy coat, a surgical mask and carrying a green bag. The bag is believed to have been lined with something as the security alarm was not triggered. Both suspect were described as white or Middle Eastern in terms of ethnicity. If you have any information, call Constable Dan Urbshas at 519-824-1212, ext. 7240, email him at durbshas [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Traffic

Police are looking for a white GMC Sierra pickup that fled the scene of a collision at the entrance of a parking on Silvercreek near Willow on Wednesday evening. If you have any information, call Constable Victoria Deston at 519-824-1212, ext. 7454, or email her at vdeston [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Another hit-and-run collision took place an hour later on Wednesday evening at Division and Kathleen. The vehicle that fled the scene was found a short distance away, but the driver fled the scene. If you have any information about this incident call Constable Mike Braga of the Traffic Unit at 519-824-1212, ext. 7144, or email him at mbraga [at guelphpolice.ca.

A 48-year-old Guelph man and a 24-year-old Guelph man were both charged with impaired driving, and both lost their licences for 90 days. When one man collided head-on with another car on while driving on the wrong side of Stone Road near the Hanlon, he called a friend to pick him up who police caught attempting to drive around a stopped firetruck by entering oncoming traffic.

A 32-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired driving and his licence was suspended for 90 days after demolishing their BMW SUV when it went off the road and hit a tree. Three people escaped injury in the process.

A 41-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired driving and speeding, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after a patrol in the area of Goodwin and Farley clocked him doing 73 kilometres per hour in a 40 zone on Thursday night.

An 18-year-old Kitchener man was charged with stunt driving and several Highway Traffic Act offences last Saturday afternoon when police saw a vehicle heading east on Woodlawn speeding and weaving through traffic.

A 25-year-old woman sustained significant head and facial trauma on Monday morning on Teal Drive near Milson when was walking on the road near the curb when she was struck from behind and knocked to the ground. Anyone that witnessed the collision is being asked to call Constable Mike Braga of the Traffic Unit at 519-824-1212, ext. 7144, or email him at mbraga [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Other Notes

Nothing else to report this week.

Total calls for service last week: 1,418

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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