Police Blotter

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

If you have any information regarding the following cases then please call Guelph Police at 519-824-1212 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Arrest – occurred on Thursday at 1:18am on Roland St. A 37-year-old Guelph male was arrested for Drive Over 80 mgs after registering s Fail on the approved screening device. Intoxilyzer test results exceeded the legal limit. Michael OVERTON of Guelph will be in court in March charged with Drive Over 80 mgs.

Purse Snatching – occurred on Wednesday at 10:12 pm on Wyndham St N near MacDonnell St. A 28-year-old Guelph woman was walking along the sidewalk when she was approached by a male who grabbed her purse. The male was last seen running southbound on Wyndham St N with the woman’s purse. No injuries. Suspect – male white, 20 years, 6’, light coloured hair and was wearing a red winter hat and a dark coloured (navy or black) jacket. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Guelph Police.

Motor Vehicle Collisions – Guelph Police Service had 20 motor vehicle collisions reported to them on during the snow storm last Wednesday. Minor injuries were reported in only one of these collisions.

Assault Arrest – On Friday at 2:30 am Guelph Police responded to a disturbance at a plaza parking lot located at Wellington St and Gordon St. Several males were involved in an altercation. A 19-year-old Guelph male was punched in the side of the neck by another 19-year-old Guelph male with minimal injuries. The second male will appear in court in April on the charge of Assault.

Break, Enter and Theft – occurred overnight on Thursday at a business located at 23 Watson Rd. S. The front window of the business was smashed and entry was gained. A small amount of cash and a lap top computer were stolen. A pick up truck in the lot near the business had its window smashed and coins were taken. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Jeimy Karavelus.

Break, Enter and Theft –occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday at a business at 695 Woodlawn Rd W. Entry was gained though a rear door of the business. Tools, tires and car parts were taken. The total theft is estimated in excess of $11,000. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Julie Meier.

Disturbance-Arrest – On Sunday at 2:10 am, officers from the Guelph Police attended a disturbance in the area of Wyndham St at MacDonnell St. A 24-year-old Toronto male had been head butted and punched repeatedly by another male. He was transported to Guelph General Hospital for facial injuries by Royal City Ambulance. A 27-year-old Plymouth, Minnesota male is charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Disturbance-Arrest – On Monday at 12:15 am, officers of the Guelph Police Service attended a disturbance at an apartment at 258 Alma St.N. A 19-year-old Guelph female is charged with Mischief Under $5000 after a door to the apartment was kicked in and is additionally charged with Public Mischief. No damage estimates. She will appear in court in April.

Theft from Vehicles – Sometime between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Friday, two vehicles parked at the dog park at Hanlon Rd and Kortright Rd.W. were entered. In both entries, a window was smashed and purses were taken either from the trunk or interior of the vehicle. In the last two months, 4 similar thefts have occurred in this area. Guelph Police Service reminds motorists not to leave valuables in their vehicles when they are parked in remote or unattended areas. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Ross Keller.

Suspicious Person – On Friday at 4:30 pm, a 9-year-old Guelph female was crossing the street at Raspberry Ln and McKay Dr. A red older model SUV with a dark pin stripe on the side door approached the intersection and stopped. The driver and child made eye contact and the driver waved at the girl in a “come here” motion several times. The child ran to her home and police were called. The driver is described as: male, white, 20-30 years of age with brown hair wearing a blue winter coat with yellow sleeves. Guelph Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle and driver. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Mike Alarie.

Break, Enter and Theft – occurred sometime between Wednesday and Monday at a residence on Marsh Cr. A basement window was entered and a television, Ipod base, computer and monitor were taken. The value of theft is unknown at this time. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Amanda Johnson.

Sudden Infant Death – On Tuesday at 7:30 pm, emergency services were dispatched to an address on Brady Lane as a result of a 911 call indicating an infant had been found with Vital Signs Absent. Efforts were made by emergency crews and a neighbouring physician to revive the child and the 3-year-old Guelph male was transported to Guelph General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. As a result of a recent revision handed down by the Chief Coroners office regarding Sudden Infant Deaths under 5-years of age, Guelph Police continue to investigate the matter. No foul play is suspected at this time.

Purse Snatching - On Tuesday at 8:00 am, a 50-year-old female was walking in the area of Neeve St and Farquhar St. She was approached from behind by a male who grabbed her purse and fled on foot towards the downtown. The victim was not injured in the incident. The suspect is described as: male, white, late teens to early 20’s, 5’11’’, medium build, wearing baggie pants, a longer grey winter coat, a dark hooded sweater and dark baseball cap. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Scott Srigley.

Fraud Scam – In the past week, several health care providers have received a letter which appears to be a survey from Statistics Canada. Included in the package is a cheque from “Statistics Canada”, made payable to the health care provider for $3500 in order to compensate the receiver for completing the survey. The receiver is directed to deposit this cheque in their personal account and then forward approximately $2000 to a Purolator office located in Toronto. The cheque is fraudulent and Statistics Canada is not conducting a Health Care Census. Guelph Police remind citizens not to cash cheques when the source is unknown. In most cases, time will tell that the cheque is fraudulent and it will be returned to your account as such. Any further inquiries can be directed to the Fraud Unit.

Thefts – On Monday at 10:30 am, an elderly Guelph female was approached by a young female at a store in Stone Road Mall. The younger woman asked the other if she would try on a sweater as she was buying it for her grandmother. The elderly female obliged, placed her purse on the floor and tried on the sweater. While she was trying on the sweater, the younger female stole her wallet from the purse. A similar incident occurred at 1:00 pm the same date at a store at the Willow West Mall and a woman’s wallet and glasses were stolen. The suspect in both thefts is described as: female, white, approximately 30 years of age, 5’3’’, 135-140 lbs, light-medium complexion, long dark hair, a silver tooth, wearing a bandana in her hair, a grey and white poncho and dark pants. The suspect spoke with a European accent. Anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact Cst. Jeff Hunt at Guelph Police.

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