Police Blotter

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Written by Sgt Cate Welsh; Compiled By Adam A. Donaldson

Here are some of the items that made the Guelph Police’s to do list this week. If you have any information that can help Police close these cases contact them at 519-824-1212 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Motor Vehicle Collision – occurred at approximately 5:20 am on Thursday on Gordon St. just south of Wellington St. A 27-year-old Cambridge male was operating a 2002 Chev south bound on Gordon St. when he lost control and struck a hydro pole. The driver and passenger, a 21-year-old Guelph female were taken to Guelph General Hospital for minor injuries. The vehicle sustained substantial damage and the driver was issued a 12 hour suspension.

Assault with a Weapon – Guelph Police is currently searching for two suspects in an assault that occurred on Sunday at approximately 1:45 am. A 40-year-old Guelph male was exiting the west parkade at MacDonell St when he was approached by two males not known to him. One of the males struck the victim several times with a broom. The suspects fled on foot and are both described as male white, 5’7’’- 5’8’’, one with red hair and a goatee and the other with brown hair. The victim was taken to Guelph General Hospital, treated for several cuts to his head and released. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Scott Wright

Break, Enter and Theft – occurred sometime during the day on Friday at a residence on Paisley Rd. The front door of the home was forced open and a quantity of jewelry was taken. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cst. Phil Perrins.

Sudden Death – On Friday at approximately 10:27 am emergency services were called to an alley off MacDonell St behind the east side of Wyndham St in downtown Guelph in response to an injured person. It was determined that the male adult was deceased. The investigation has concluded that there is no foul play involved. No particulars on the male or details of the death will be released.

Arrest -On Friday at approximately 3:50 am a 24 year old Pefferlaw male was observed operating a motor vehicle on Woolwich St. While investigating a Highway Traffic violation, a Guelph Police officer learned that the male had entered into two Recognizances of Bail with curfew conditions. The male was subsequently arrested and held for a bail hearing later that day.

Attempt Break and Enter – occurred at approximately 3:00 pm on Friday at a residence on Sheridan St. Two white males were observed entering by removing a screen window. They were confronted by a neighbour and fled in a white pick up truck. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Ross Keller.

Attempt Break and Enter – occurred between 10:00 am and 2:30 pm on Friday at a residence on Guelph St. The suspect(s) attempted to gain entry by prying open the rear door to the residence. Entry was not gained and nothing was taken.

Property Damage – sometime overnight on Saturday various trees, buildings and signs were spray painted orange at Mitchell Park at Imperial Rd and Willow Rd. No suspects.

Attempt Break and Enter – occurred at approximately 11:25 pm on Sunday at a business at Imperial Rd N. Suspect(s) smashed the sliding glass window to the premise with an unknown object. Upon police arrival the suspects had fled. No theft.

Break, Enter and Theft – occurred sometime over the weekend at the Carrousel at Riverside Park. Entry was gained through the pull up garage door. A stereo and amplifier were taken. No suspects.

Arrest – At approximately 3:15 am Sunday, police observed a Jetta Volkswagen driving erratically, eastbound on Wellington St. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was asked to provide a breath sample to an approved screening device. A 21-year-old Oakville male will appear in court in February on the charge of Drive Over 80 Mgs.

Target Enforcement – during a three-day period commencing Tuesday to Thursday, the Guelph Police Traffic Division conducted a speed enforcement blitz on Stevenson St N between Eramosa Rd and Speedvale Ave E. Stevenson St N is an unposted 50 km/h zone. During the evening hours on these dates, officers utilized both conventional and laser speed detection systems and a total of 56 Provincial Offence Tickets were issued to motorists for the offence of speeding and nine for other offences. Stevenson St N has been identified as a target enforcement location in response to concerns about pedestrian’s safety at signalized crossings and vehicle speeds in the school and residential environment. Motorists are urged to obey the 50 kilometre speed limit and be mindful of the presence of pedestrians utilizing the signalized crossings.

“Repeated” TRAFFIC Enforcement - occurred during the afternoon hours of Tuesday as a member of the Guelph Police Traffic Division was operating radar in a school zone on Stevenson Street N. near Emma Street. At 3:08 pm the officer stopped a motor vehicle observed traveling 67 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. The officer approached the driver, a 43-year-old Fergus man, and recognized him from previous contact. In fact, the same driver had appeared in Guelph Provincial Offences Court earlier the same day and had entered a guilty plea to a speeding charge issued by the same officer in August. This motorist was issued another Provincial Offence Ticket for the offence of speeding. The out of court settlement for 17 kilometers over the speed limit is $57.50 and three demerit points.

Arrest – A 36-year-old Guelph male faces charges of Assault and Cause Disturbance by Fighting after an altercation with a 43-year-old Guelph male. The incident occurred at approximately 2:40 pm on Tuesday in the downtown on MacDonell St. The victim was not injured during the incident. Anyone with any information about this matter is asked to contact Marino Gazzola at Guelph Police Service.

Theft From Vehicles – occurred between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Tuesday. Guelph Police Service received reports of two separate thefts from vehicles in and around the downtown area. Both vehicles were locked and left unattended for a brief period of time. In each incident a purse was left on the front passenger seat. Unknown suspect(s) smashed the vehicle window and made off with a purse in each incident. The Guelph Police Service would like to remind motorists to refrain from leaving valuables in their vehicle when it is unattended.

Arrest – occurred at approximately 10:00 pm on Tuesday. Guelph Police responded to a suspicious person operating a 2002 Dodge van in the Scottsdale Drive area. A 38-year-old Guelph male will appear in court in March on charges of Drive Disqualified and Breach of Probation.

Break, Enter and Theft - occurred between 1:00 am and 2:00 am on Tuesday at a business at 241 Edinburgh Rd N. The rear door of the premise was entered and a small amount of cash and liquor was taken. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Scott Srigley of the Guelph Police.

Hit and Run Collision – At approximately 6:30 am on Tuesday, a 50 year old Guelph woman was walking westbound at the intersection of Water St and Edinburgh Rd. As she attempted to cross Edinburgh Rd through a marked crosswalk, an unknown vehicle traveling eastbound on Water St proceeded to turn left to go northbound on Edinburgh Rd. The pedestrian was struck in the middle of the intersection and as a result sustained minor injuries to her head and leg. The driver left the scene and was last seen traveling northbound on Edinburgh Rd. Guelph Police Service is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the driver in this collision. The responsible vehicle is described as on older model domestic Sedan with four doors. Anyone with any information about this incident this asked contact Cst. Greg Kaut of the Traffic Division at ext. 7280.

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