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.
A 60-year-old Guelph man was charged with assault with a weapon and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose after a knife was pulled during a argument between two men Monday afternoon at a Silvercreek North residence.
A man described as white, 30 years of age and wearing dark coloured clothing, a ball cap, and goggles on his head took various items from an unattended open garage at a residence near Gordon and Water on Thursday morning. He left the area on foot. If you have any information, call Sergeant Ian Smith at 519-824-1212 ext. 7125, or email him at ismith [at] guelphpolice.ca.
A 42-year-old Guelph man was charged with break and enter and uttering threats, resisting arrest, breaching a release order and failing to attend court after forcing his way into a downtown apartment and uttering threats to the tenant inside.
A rock was thrown a glass door at a Yarmouth Street business sometime before 5 am on Tuesday. A side door was also left ajar, but no theft from the business was reported. If you have any information call Constable Emily Dietrich at 519-824-1212, ext. 7265, or email her at edietrich [at] guelphpolice.ca.
A cash box and two laptop computers were taken from a business on Edinburgh near Preston Street in a smash and grab type robbery at around 2 am on Monday morning. The suspect is described as wearing a dark coat with the hood up, camouflage pants, dark boots, a face mask and grey backpack and was riding a red mountain bike. If you have any information, call Constable Dan Urbshas at 519-824-1212, ext. 7240, or email him at durbshas [at] guelphpolice.ca.
A 34-year-old Guelph woman is facing 23 charges including several counts of theft, fraud, possessing stolen property, trafficking in stolen property, possessing controlled substances and driving while prohibited after a nearly month-long investigation by the Break Enter Auto Theft (BEAT) Unit. An investigation of $1,500 in tools stolen from a Guelph business and returned to a Kitchener counterpart was connected to the sale of stolen goods online, and when the woman was arrested she was found with stolen property and quantities of suspected fentanyl, crystal meth and cocaine.
Police are warning seniors in the Guelph community to be aware of distraction thefts after three different incidents.
Two seemingly similar incidents happened on February 19 and March 3 respectively with the first incident outside a business on Clair Road West and the second on Stone Road West. The separate victims both reported that they were trying to give one person directions while a second person tool debit and credit cards from their purse. The suspect from the Clair theft is described as a man in his 40s, and tall with tanned skin and wearing dark clothing, while the suspect from Stone was described as a white male in his 50s with a medium build, ‘scruffy’ hair and a long grey coat.
The third incident took place on February 24 when a man described as white, late 40s with a beard and wearing a brown knitted sweater with a navy blue jacket over his arm bumped into an elderly woman at Stone Road store and lifted her wallet from her purse. Over $26,000 worth of fraudulent charges were made on the victim’s cards before they were cancelled.
If you have any information, call Constable Tyler Galea at 519-824-1212, ext. 7285, or email him at tgalea [at] guelphpolice.ca.
If you think you might be a victim of any fraud, call the Guelph Police Non-Emergency line is 519-824-5154, or contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or online at their website.
A 2015 Volvo truck stolen from somewhere in Halton Region on over the weekend was recovered on Tuesday in Guelph near Southgate and Cowan. The truck had sustained significant damage to both door handles and locks as well as the steering column and dashboard. If you have any information, call Constable Scott Carroll at 519-824-1212, ext. 7489, or email him at scarroll [at] guelphpolice.ca.
A man described as white, average height, medium build, and wearing a black hooded jacket, black pants, and white shoes was seen taking a Zebra TC51/56 scanner from an unattended counter at a store at Silvercreek and Willow. He left the area on a bike. If you have any information, call Constable Bakir Medencevic at 519-824-1212 ext. 7235, or email him at bmedencevic [at] guelphpolice.ca.
A black 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 Eco-Diesel was taken from a parking lot near Royal and Massey sometime between 7:30 pm on Monday and 7 am on Tuesday. If you have any information call Constable Brett Nymeyer at 519-824-1212 ext. 7227, or email him at bnymeyer [at] guelphpolice.ca.
A beige 2005 Nissan Altima was taken from a parking lot near Delhi and Eramosa at around 1 pm on Tuesday. The car was left running and unattended. If you have any information, call Constable Bakir Medencevic at 519-824-1212 ext. 7235, or email him at bmedencevic [at] guelphpolice.ca.
A brown 2005 Pontiac Montana Minivan was taken from out front of a residence located just outside the downtown core on Tuesday around 2:30 pm. That car was also left running and unattended. If you have any information, call Constable Brett Nymeyer at 519-824-1212 ext. 7227, or email him at bnymeyer [at] guelphpolice.ca.
Last weekend’s winter storm resulted in 17 vehicle collisions, including one instance where a snow plow struck and sheared off a hydro pole and another where a snow plow struck a gas meter at a commercial plaza. Only two of the collisions resulted in minor injuries.
Police conducted a speed enforcement at Edinburgh and College on Thursday afternoon. Four Provincial Offence Notices were issued for driving infractions in the course of an hour.
Another speed enforcement on Tuesday near College and Gordon saw 10 Provincial Offence Notices issued for speeding in under three hours.
A 37-year-old Hamilton man was arrested Tuesday and charged with flight from police, dangerous driving and breaching probation while police were on a routine patrol near Speedvale and Metcalfe. A GMC Sierra pickup quickly left the parking lot and when police tried to conduct a traffic stop, the pickup took off at a high rate of speed. An investigation led to the identity of the driver.
A 34-year-old Guelph man was charged with refusing to provide a breath sample and driving without insurance, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after police received reports of a possible impaired driver in the area of Speedvale and Stevenson. They pulled over a pickup truck with expired license plates that was leaving the parking lot of the LCBO there.
A 45-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired operation, and then released on an undertaking with a condition not to occupy the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle. Last Saturday, police were called to a parking lot near Victoria and Clair about a car stuck in deep snow with the tires just spinning and when they arrived a man was found passed out in the driver’s seat. He smelled like alcohol but blamed a prescription medication.
A 32-year-old Guelph man was charged with impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample, and his driver’s licence was suspended for 90 day after being stopped for repeatedly crossing the centre line in the area of Paisley and Edinburgh.
A 27-year-old Guelph man was charged with two counts of committing an indecent act after making a third appearance at business near Edinburgh and Stone on Monday. Staff would ask him to leave, and the suspect would stick stick his hand down his pants and appear to masturbate.
A 34-year-old Kitchener man was charged with fail to attend court in addition other another charge of fail to attend court and assault from September 2022. Police located the man and took him into custody Thursday morning.
Another person was arrested on Thursday for fail to attend court. A 46-year-old Guelph female has been additionally charged for missing a February court date on two charges of theft under $5,000 and two charges of breach of probation.
After asking for help from the public, police have identified a man who entered two different schools in the area of Eramosa and Stevenson on February 13 who spoke to staff members and made racially-motivated comments before being asked to leave.
A 38-year-old Guelph man was charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, four counts of possessing a weapon while prohibited, two counts of failing to comply with court orders and failing to appear in court after police spotted the wanted man exiting a vehicle on Woolwich Street.
Police Board Meeting this Week
The monthly Guelph Police Services Board is this Thursday, March 16, at 2:30 pm. You can see the agenda here, and then tune in to the meeting on the Guelph Police YouTube page.
Total calls for service last week: 1,710
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.