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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

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

If you have any information regarding the following crimes, than please call either the Guelph Police Service at 519-824-1212 or CRIME STOPEERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

On Campus

Stolen - Last Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. a student from the Environmental Change Club was in their club room on the second floor of the UC. She left the office for approximately 5 minutes to pour water into the water cooler. When she returned, she found her purse and jacket that had been on the floor of the office, had been taken. Students are reminded that when using the club offices, it only takes 7 seconds for a theft to occur and they should lock the door each and every time they leave the room.

In Town

Drug Arrest – Last Wednesday at 12:00 pm, Guelph Police were called to a residence on Stephanie Drive about some found drugs. Police seized several baggies of marihuana with a total weight of approximately 36 grams and a digital scale. A 17-year-old Guelph youth was charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Fire – Last Wednesday at 9:30 pm, Police responded to a suspicious fire in the underground tunnel behind the Grey Coach Terminal at 141 Macdonell St. A pile of magazines had been set on fire in the tunnel. Three females were observed running from the scene, south on Neeve St. The suspects are described as female, white, approximately 16 to 18 years of age, slim builds and wearing dark clothing. One of the females was wearing a ¾ length white coat with fur around the hood. The fire caused a minimal amount of damage and was extinguished by Guelph Fire Department. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Mark O’Connell.

Motor Vehicle Collision – Last Wednesday at 8:50 am, a Laidlaw school bus carrying 27 children was northbound on Edinburgh Rd S. The driver, a 30-year-old Guelph female, stopped the bus at a red light at the entrance of 500 Edinburgh Rd S. A 2003 Chev pick up truck driven by a 26-year-old Guelph female struck the bus from behind. The pick-up truck sustained a significant amount of damage but no one was injured. The driver of the truck has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

Robberies and Arrest – occurred on Friday at 12:41am at the Canadian Tire Gas Bar at 615 Scottsdale Drive. A lone male, who had his face covered with a black cloth, entered the store and demanded cash from the clerk. The male fled the scene after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was seen. No injuries. Eleven minutes later, at 12:52 am, a male (who had his face covered with a black cloth) entered the Esso Gas Station at 435 Woodlawn Rd W and demanded cash from the clerk. The male fled the scene after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapon was seen. No injuries. A short time later, Guelph Police stopped a male at the Pioneer Gas Bar at the intersection of Highway 7 and Shantz Station Road. The male was arrested and has been charged with two (2) counts of Robbery and two (2) counts of Commit an Indictable Offence While Wearing a Disguise. Roger THIBODEAU, 36 years, of No Fixed Abode was in court later that day.

Break Enter and Theft – occurred sometime during the daytime hours on the 8th March 2007 to a Residence on Bailey Ave. Entry was gained by forcing a door. Stolen were a computer, monitor and printer. No suspects. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Guelph Police.

Domestic Dispute/Arrest – On Sunday at 12:00 pm, Guelph Police responded to a domestic dispute at an apartment on Willow Rd. A 26-year-old male had suffered stab wounds to his left hand and both shoulders. He was treated at Guelph General Hospital and released with stitches to his hand. His 25-year-old wife was arrested and subsequently charged with Aggravated Assault.

Police Pursuit/Arrest – On Saturday at 2:15 am, a white Honda Civic was observed traveling south on Victoria Rd at a high rate of speed by Guelph Police. The vehicle stopped at Stevenson St and Cassino Ave and police attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver accelerated and was pursued by police to the parking lot of St. James High School on Victoria Rd. The driver drove over a sign in the parking lot, causing damage to the rear of the vehicle. A 31-year-old Guelph male was subsequently arrested for Impaired Driving, Drive Over 80Mgs, and Flight from Police. He will appear in court in April 2007. The owner of the vehicle was the only passenger and was released at the scene with no charges.

Break, Enter and Theft – occurred between Friday and Saturday at a business at 1460 Gordon St.S. Entry was gained through a smashed window and a cash register with an undisclosed amount of money was taken. The cash register has been recovered. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Hugh Currie.

Disturbance/Arrest – On Friday at 2:00 am Guelph Police responded to a disturbance on Wyndham St N. involving two intoxicated males. A 20-year-old Georgetown male was arrested for Public Intoxication. During the arrest, the male was combative with police and a taser was utilized. No one was injured during the incident.

Domestic Dispute/Arrest – On Saturday at 9:00 am, Guelph Police attended a residence on Huron St in response to a domestic dispute. The 31-year-old victim was assaulted, the front window of the residence was smashed and a jacket was destroyed during the dispute. She did not require medical attention. A 44-year-old Guelph male was arrested for Assault, Sexual Assault and Mischief Under $5000. The accused appeared in bail court on Sunday.

Break and Enter/Robbery – On Saturday at 9:30 pm, four unknown males forced their way into an apartment on Fife Rd. The resident, a 50-year-old female was robbed of money and property. The investigation is ongoing and Guelph Police are asking anyone with any information to call ext. 345 or 330

Theft/Arrest – On Sunday at 2:15 pm, Guelph Police responded to the theft of several bottles of liquor from the LCBO at 376 Speedvale Ave E. Police investigation lead to the arrest of a 14-year-old Guelph female at 7:00 pm at an apartment on Imperial Rd N. She was arrested for Theft Under $5000 and 6 counts of Failing to Comply with a Probation Order and will appear in Youth Court in April 2007. At 8:00 pm, Guelph Police attended a residence on Marksam Rd to arrest a 16-year-old Guelph male for his part in the theft. During the arrest, a 17-year-old Guelph male was arrested for Obstruct Police when he attempted to interfere with the arrest of the 16-year-old. He was also charged with Mischief Under $5000 after he kicked the rear window out of the police cruiser during transport to the police station. Damage to the cruiser is estimated at $1000. He will appear in Youth Court in April 2007. The 16-year-old male will appear in Youth Court in April 2007 on the charge of Theft Under $5000.

Damage to Property/Arrest – On Sunday at 3:15 am, Guelph Police responded to a disturbance on Carden St. A 20-year-old Guelph male was arrested for Mischief Under $5000 after he smashed the entrance window of a business on Carden. Once he was placed inside the police cruiser, he kicked out the side window. Damage to the cruiser is estimated at $250. He was subsequently charged with an additional count of Mischief Under $5000 and will appear in court in April 2007.

Arrest – On Tuesday at 6:30 am, Guelph Police officers observed a suspicious vehicle on Macdonell St. The vehicle, a 2002 Oldsmobile green had been stolen at a residential break and enter in Fergus on Monday. The driver and passenger were arrested and charged with Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000. Dennis Ryan, 35 years of Guelph and Scott Oakley, 27 years of Guelph will appear in bail court today. Oakley is additionally charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking after crack cocaine (8 grams) was found on his person subsequent to arrest

Motor Vehicle Collision – On Monday at 4:40 pm, two marked Guelph Police cruisers were involved in a minor motor vehicle collision while responding to a domestic dispute on Willow Rd. One cruiser was westbound on Paisley Rd and the other was northbound on Edinburgh Rd. at the time of the collision. No one was injured and damage to the cruisers is estimated at $400. At the time of the collision, both cruisers had lights and sirens activated. The investigation is ongoing and any witnesses are asked to contact Sgt. Derek McNeilly of the Traffic Unit at ext. 225.

Assault/Arrest – On Friday March 2nd, Guelph Police attended a business on Macdonell St in response to an assault on a 25-year-old male store employee. The victim was assaulted after telling a male patron that he could not view questionable material on the computer. The male punched the victim in the face and left the store. With assistance from the public, Guelph Police located the suspect this past Monday at 2:30 pm in The Old Quebec Street Mall. A 46-year-old Guelph male has been charged with Assault and will appear in court in April 2007.

Break, Enter and Theft – occurred during the evening hours on Monday at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop on Woolwich St. The front glass door was smashed. An interior office door was forced open and a small amount of cash and gift cards were stolen. Damage is estimated at $300.

Break, Enter and Theft – occurred during the afternoon on Tuesday at a residence on Chadwick Ave. The front door of the residence was forced open and coins, jewelry and a 35mm camera were stolen. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Property Crime unit.

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