Police Blotter

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

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

Here’s what was on the police radar this week. Remember if you have any information about these or another criminal activities, you can call Guelph Police at 519-824-1212 or CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.

Prostitution Arrest - on Thursday at 1:35am, a female who was loitering in the area of York Road and Victoria Road approached an undercover police officer. The 23-year-old Guelph female solicited the officer for the purpose of prostitution and was arrested without incident. She will appear in court in March on a charge of Communicating for the Purpose of Prostitution.

Break and Enter – occurred sometime overnight on Wednesday at June Ave Public School. A window at the rear of the school was smashed. No theft.

Motor Vehicle Collision/Pedestrian Struck – On Thursday at 1:00pm a 2003 blue Ford pick up truck was eastbound on Southring Rd. The truck was being operated by a 25-year-old Guelph male and made a left turn to go northbound on Gordon St. A 40-year-old female from Kitchener was crossing Gordon St walking westbound in the marked pedestrian crosswalk and was struck. She was transported to the Guelph General Hospital by ambulance and was treated for minor injuries to her arm, leg and hip. The vehicle sustained no damage and neither the driver nor his passenger sustained injuries. The driver of the truck has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act. Any witnesses of this incident are asked to contact Cst. Matt Jotham of the Traffic Unit at ext. 7434.

Motor Vehicle Collision – occurred on Thursday at 10:00am on Gordon St at Dean Ave. A 46-year-old Guelph male, driving a blue 1988 Chev pick up was northbound on Gordon, stopped and waiting to turn left to go westbound on Dean Ave when a 2005 Mazda black driven by 27-year-old Guelph female stopped behind him. A third vehicle, a 1995 Nissan four door taxi driven by a 40-year-old Guelph male then struck the Mazda which then struck the pick up. The driver of the Mazda sustained minor injuries and the taxi driver was taken to Guelph General Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries to his face. Total damage is estimated at $10,000. The cab driver faces charges under the Highway Traffic Act.

Drug Arrest – occurred on Friday at 2:45am. Guelph Police conducted a traffic stop at Cassino Ave and Victoria Rd and the driver was arrested for Breach of a Conditional Sentence Order with regard to a curfew. During a search of the male 10 grams of Marihuana and a small amount of Cocaine was found. A 35-year-old Mississauga male faces charges of Breach a Conditional Sentence Order and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Fires – occurred on Sunday at 3:50am. Guelph Police and Fire attended a fire at the rear of a business at 452 York Rd. A propane tank on a skid had been set on fire, which was extinguished and damage was minimal. A second fire was then reported on York destroying a 1991 Volkswagen parked there. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the incident. Police and Fire then responded to a third vehicle fire on York, an unoccupied 2005 Chev Blazer of a value of $20,000 was destroyed. The fires are being treated as suspicious and anyone with any information about these incidents is asked to contact Cst. Dave Muller at ext. 218.

Motor Vehicle Collision – On Friday, at 2:40pm, police attended to a three-car collision on Stone Rd at the intersection that leads to both Stone Road Mall and East Side Mario’s. Investigators have determined that the collision was a result of an unknown vehicle commencing a u-turn within the middle of the intersection. This caused a chain reaction that resulted in major damage, however nobody was injured. The unknown vehicle then left the scene. Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a blue, possibly a hatchback vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cst. Kaut.

Assault – occurred on Saturday at 2:40am at the plaza at 92 Gordon St. A 22-year-old Guelph male got into a verbal argument with three unknown males. He was punched repeatedly by the males and sustained a broken nose and several cuts to his face. Suspects are described as: white males, 5’9’’to 6’’, 150-160 lbs, one was wearing a yellow golf shirt. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact Cst. Alaire.

Motor Vehicle Collision – occurred at 12:10 pm on Saturday at Stevenson St at Cassino Ave. A Public Works crew was clearing both the sidewalks and a pedestrian crosswalk. At the same time a 17-year-old Guelph male was traveling northbound on Stevenson in a 1989 Dodge Caravan. As the driver approached the area he drove directly into the rear of a stationary 2001 dump truck being used in the snow removal. There was no evidence of any braking. No one was injured and the Caravan sustained major front-end damage. The road and weather conditions at the time of this crash were good, but an examination of the Caravan revealed that all of the windows were covered in a thick coating of ice. The driver was charged with Careless Driving. Guelph Police would like to remind motorists that winter is here and drivers are required by law to maintain a clear field of vision when operating a motor vehicle.

Break, Enter and Theft – occurred sometime between the 22nd and 24th at an apartment at 261 Speedvale Ave E. Entry was gained through a screened rear window. A fish tank, 2 mirrors and a television were stolen. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Collie.

Break, Enter and Theft – occurred overnight on Saturday. Suspect(s) entered the parking toll booth at a lot on Dawson Rd by pushing the window open and compromising the lock. A minimal amount of cash was taken.

Robbery – On Sunday at 8:00 pm a 28-year-old Guelph female was walking on Paisley Rd when she was approached from behind by an unknown male, pushed to the ground and had her purse was stolen from her. The male fled on foot and attempted to enter a motor vehicle, which was stopped at the nearby intersection of Paisley and Glasgow. The male did not gain entry to the vehicle and continued to run from the area. Police located the driver of the vehicle and determined that she as not involved in the incident. The victim sustained minor injuries and did not require any medical attention. The suspect is described as: male, white, in his early 20’s, 5’10’’, average build, dark medium length hair, wearing a bulky red waist length ski jacket with white trim and stripes. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Gale.

Impaired/Over 80 Arrest – occurred at 11:30pm on Sunday. A 30-year-old Guelph male was operating 1998 Dodge car when he drove onto the boulevard on Swift Cres and stopped. A nearby resident alerted police after hearing the spinning of tires as the driver was attempting to return to the roadway. The driver was arrested for Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80 Mgs with readings in excess of three times the legal limit. He will appear in court in March.

Arrest for Luring and Invitation to Sexual Touching – Members of the Guelph Police Service, Hamilton Police and OPP Project ‘P,’ (all partners in the Provincial Strategy against Child Pornography and Luring) have arrested a 28-year-old Guelph resident. Charged is Alan DICKINSON of Guelph with two (2) counts of Luring and two (2) counts of Invitation to Sexual Touching. He appeared in Hamilton Provincial Court Tuesday. The investigation at this time is on going.

Robbery – occurred on Monday at 8:00 pm. A 21-year-old Guelph female was walking home from the Stone Rd bus stop heading south on Edinburgh Rd approaching McCurdy Rd when she heard someone coming up behind her. She stepped to the side thinking it was a jogger when a male suspect took her purse from her and fled on foot towards McCurdy. The suspect then got into the passenger side of a vehicle parked northbound on Edinburgh. The victim gave chase and grabbed on to the vehicle as it began traveling at 30-40 kms per hour. The victim lost her grip and fell face first to the ground. The suspects fled the area. She was treated at Guelph General Hospital for minor injuries. The suspect is described as: short, 5’3’’-5’4’’, 21-23 years old, shaved head with dark brown stubble, tanned skin, clean shaven, and a slim build. He was wearing a red hip length jacket and dark pants. The vehicle is described as: a 2003-2005 silver or darker coloured 4 door sedan, in good shape and similar to a Pontiac Grand Am. Police are investigating whether or not this incident is linked to a similar robbery that occurred on Sunday. Guelph Police would like to remind people to be alert when traveling alone at night and exercise caution in isolated areas. If you are the victim of a robbery take no action that could jeopardize your personal safety. Your belongings can be replaced; you can’t. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Cheryl McMichan ext. 7220.

Arrest – occurred at 8:40 pm on Monday. A 56-year-old male from Prince Edward Island faces the charge of Refuse to Provide Breath Sample after he was stopped for several traffic violations on the Hanlon Expressway at Wellington St. On a similar note, a 31-year-old Guelph male faces the same charge after he was stopped for a traffic violation on Paisley Rd at 4:45 am.

Suspicious Vehicle – On Tuesday at 4:10 am, an officer of the Guelph Police observed a suspicious vehicle on Wellington St. The 1999 Dodge Stratus 4-door maroon had been reported as stolen from London. Police attempted to stop the vehicle on Speedvale Ave. The vehicle struck a police cruiser and fled the scene. Police did not attempt to pursue the vehicle and it was last seen headed east on Speedvale. No one was injured as a result of the incident and damage to the police cruiser was minimal.

Fraud Arrest – On Tuesday a 45-year-old Guelph female was arrested and
charged with four counts of Fraud Under $5000 and four counts of Uttering a Forged Document in relation to stolen/forged cheques negotiated at financial institutions in the city during the months of November, December 2006 and January 2007. She will appear in court in March.

Motor Vehicle Collision – On Tuesday at 7:37 am, a 29 year old Guelph female was driving her 1999 Toyota Corolla eastbound on Kortright Rd W. As she approached a curve, just west of Yewholme Dr, her car started to slide due to the slushy road conditions. The car spun around, struck a curb and went airborne as it left the roadway. It came to rest facing westbound on its side against a tree. The car sustained major damage that is estimated to be $10,000. The driver was wearing her seatbelt and as a result sustained only minor injuries that included bruising to her head, back and leg.

Property Damage – occurred sometime overnight on the Sunday. Five vehicles parked in the lot at 42 Gordon St sustained damage that included smashed side mirrors, headlights and a driver’s side window. The damage is estimated at approximately $2500. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Tina Ryan

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