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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Written by Sgt's Ronald Lord and Cate Welsh; Compiled By Adam A. Donaldson

If you have any information about the following cases please call Guelph Police at 519-824-1212 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Collision – occurred last Wednesday at 2:00 pm on Victoria Rd S just south of York Rd. A car, driven by a 47-year-old Guelph woman, was stopped in the curb lane on Victoria when an older model brown car struck her from behind. The driver of the brown car, a male, confronted the woman. When the woman stated she was going to call the police the male got back into his car and he fled the scene. The woman suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision. The suspect vehicle is an older model brown car with damage to the front end. The driver himself is a white male, tall and with grey hair. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cst Chris Probst at ext 7222.

Break Enter and Property Damage – occurred sometime overnight last Tuesday to the construction trailer at 55 Carden St. Entry was gained by forcing a door. Some paint was sprayed on boards in the construction trailer. Minor damage. No theft. No suspects. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cst Bryan Dean at 7214.

Disturbance- Arrests- On Friday, at 9:30 pm, Guelph Police attended a large party at a residence on Water St. Approximately 60-80 people were in attendance and liquor was being sold. Police seized three kegs of beer and four males were arrested during the incident. A 19-year-old Guelph male was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance (marijuana). A 20-year-old Orton male was arrested under the Liquor License Act for Failing to Identify himself and Public Intoxication. A 20-year-old Guelph male was arrested for assault police and possession of a Controlled Substance after he was found to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. All three males will appear in court in May 2007 on their respective charges. One other person, a 20-year-old Toronto male was arrested for Public Intoxication. Police will be pursuing charges against the residents of the home for unlawfully selling liquor under the Liquor License Act.

Arrest- Assault Causing Bodily Harm- On Friday, at 4:20 pm, Guelph Police responded to an injured male at an apartment on Carden St. Police investigation revealed that a 35-year-old Guelph male had been passed out in a stairwell between the second and third floors of the building. A 42-year-old Guelph male tenant of the building attempted to remove him from the stairwell and an altercation ensued. The tenant repeatedly punched the victim and dragged him down the stairs to the main floor. Several witnesses intervened and the tenant left the scene prior to police arrival. The victim suffered bruising and damage to his teeth. The tenant will appear in court in May 2007 on the charge of Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Arrest-Drugs- On Sunday at 5:25 pm, Guelph Police conducted a traffic stop on a black Ford pick up truck on Speedvale Ave E. The three male occupants, a 48-year-old Guelph male, a 37-year-old Guelph male and a 47-year-old Coldwater male were arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance after crack cocaine was found in the glove box. The street value of the drug is estimated at $90. The second and third males faced additional charges of Breach of Probation. All three were held for bail.

Purse Snatching-Arrest- On Sunday at 3:40 pm, a 36-year-old Stoney Creek female was sitting on a bench in the children’s play area at Riverside Park on Woolwich St, watching her child. She had left her purse at her feet. A male on foot approached her and grabbed the purse, fleeing to Marilyn Drive. Two men ran after the male and apprehended him, holding him until police arrived. A 32-year-old Guelph male will appear in court in June 2007 of the charge of Theft Under $5000. Guelph Police would like to thank those who assisted in this incident and wish to speak to both males that assisted in the arrest. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Julianna Murphy.

Suspicious Fire- On Sunday at 9:50 am, Guelph Police and Fire responded to a fire in the bush area between Eastview Rd and Speedvale Ave E. The fire was extinguished and witnesses advised police that they had seen two males running from the scene prior to the police’s arrival, one wearing a red baseball hat and black t-shirt and the other was wearing all brown clothing. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Mark Pettapiece.

Arrest- Drugs- On Friday at 11:20 pm, a 31-year-old Guelph female was arrested on Willow Rd on a Surety Revocation warrant. During a search of the female, police found crack cocaine of a street value of approximately $80. The female is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Breach of Probation and was held for a bail hearing.

Break, Enter and Theft- occurred overnight on Sunday at a residence on Gordon St. Entry was gained through the rear door of the residence. A Mac lap top computer, valued at approximately $1200, was taken. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Chris Panylo.

Motor Vehicle Collision/Pedestrian Struck- On Monday at 4:30 pm, a red pick up truck was entering the intersection of Elizabeth St and Victoria Rd N. A female ran in front of the truck and was knocked to the ground. The female got up and ran north on Victoria Rd towards St. James School. The driver stated that the girl appeared to be holding her left hip as she ran. The identity of the female and extent of her injuries, if any, are unknown and Guelph Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying her. She is described as white, 14-15 years of age with dark hair. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Mike Gatto.

Sexual Assault-Arrest- A 44-year-old Guelph male faces charges of Sexual Assault (two counts) after a 41-year-old Guelph female known to him reported being inappropriately touched on two occasions. He will appear in court in June 2007.

Break, Enter and Theft- occurred at 11:20 am on Monday at a residence on Nicklin Cres. The front door to the home was forced open and cash, jewelry, medication and a Toshiba lap top computer were stolen. The suspect is described as male, white, 30 years of age, 5’7’’-5’8’’, with a medium build and medium length brown hair, wearing a dark blue hooded sweat shirt and black pants. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Steve Gawlik.

Junior Citizen Awards – Today, Guelph Police Service hosts its first annual Junior Citizen Awards. This event is a new Guelph Police initiative that recognizes young people in our community who have demonstrated bravery, civic responsibility and moral character. The recipients are chosen from the nominations put forth by Guelph Police officers over the past year.

The nominees include:

  • Willem de Zwaan, 7, called 911 to report a vicious attack on his mother in their home. His clam and assured reaction to the situation is credited as the reason his mother’s life was saved by emergency personnel.

Adam Gilbertson, 13, was outside St. Johns School over the lunch break when he found almost $600 in cash behind the school. He immediately took the money and turned it into the principal of the school.

Cameron Baker, 4, ran to a neighbour’s house for assistance after his mother fellow down a flight of stairs while moving a mattress. The neighbour called 911 and emergency personnel responded. Cst. Mark Pettapiece, is confident that Cameron saved his mother’s life due to his courage and quick level headed thinking.

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