Police Blotter

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

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

Here’s what the Guelph Police had to deal with around town this past week. Remember that if you have any information regarding the unsolved crimes discussed here in, then please call the police at 519-824-1212 or talk to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Motor Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision – occurred last Wednesday at 3:12 pm on Gordon St just south of Nottingham St. A car, driven by a 56-year-old Ariss woman, was southbound on Gordon St when it collided with a 54-year-old Guelph male, who was attempting to cross Gordon. The male ran into the driver’s side of the car. The man was treated and released at Guelph General Hospital for minor injuries. The investigation is continuing. Anyone who witnessed this collision is asked to contact Cst. Greg Kaut at ext 7280.

Motor Vehicle Collision – occurred last Wednesday at 11:08 on Manor Park Cr. A car, driven by a 24-year-old Guelph male, was eastbound on Wellington St W and was clocked on radar at 89 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. After police stopped the car on Manor Park Crescent the driver put his car in reverse, backing into the police cruiser. The driver thought he had placed the car in park when he was getting the documents for the vehicle. No damage to either vehicle as a result of the collision. There were no injuries but Highway Traffic Act charges are pending against the driver.

Single Motor Vehicle Collision – occurred on Friday at 2:39 am on Watson Rd N at Eastview Rd. A car, driven by a 22-year-old Cambridge male, was northbound on Watson Rd when the driver lost control and drove into the ditch. There were no injuries, but damage is estimated at $2000. A Highway Traffic Act charge is pending against the driver.

Fraud Arrest – On Friday, a 25-year-old Guelph male attempted to fill a fraudulent prescription at a Pharmacy on Eramosa Rd. He was subsequently arrested and charged with Utter Forged Document (2 counts), Personation, Forgery, Attempt Utter Forged Document and Fraud Under $5000. He will appear in court on Monday, February 19th.

Break Enter and Theft – occurred sometime overnight Friday at a residence on Greenwich Drive. Unknown culprit(s) entered the residence by forcing open a garage door. A purse was removed and a minimal amount of cash was stolen. The keys to a vehicle were stolen and the vehicle itself, a beige 2006 Mazda M3I, 4-door, was taken from the driveway. The owner was home at the time of the incident. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call Cst. Saint ext. 7104.

Another Break Enter and Theft – occurred sometime overnight Friday at an apartment on Yarmouth Street. Entry was gained by smashing the front window of the building and then forcing the front door to the apartment. The occupants of the apartment were home at the time and the suspects fled empty handed. The first is described as female, approximately 40 years, heavy build, possibly named “Arlene”. The second suspect is described as male. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked To contact Cst. Scott Grover at ext. 7287.

Found Scooter – Guelph Police recovered a beige battery operated scooter over the weekend in the area of the Beer Store on Willow Rd. The owner of this item is asked to contact Cst. Gary Downing at ext. 338.

Motor Vehicle Collision – occurred on Saturday at approximately 12:00 pm at the intersection of Speedvale Ave and Edinburgh Rd. involving three motor vehicles. A 2006 Cadillac driven by a 60-year-old Guelph male rear-ended a 99 Honda Civic, driven by a 39-year-old Guelph male. The second vehicle then rear-ended a third. The driver of the Civic sustained minor injuries and charges under the Highway Traffic Act are pending against the driver of the Cadillac. There’s no estimate of damage at this time.

Motor Vehicle Collision – occurred on Saturday at approximately 6:00 pm on Silvercreek Pkwy, N. A 2002 Volkswagon driven by a 44-year-old female from Manotick exited a parking lot, striking a cruiser traveling going eastbound on Silvercreek. Charges under the Highway Traffic Act are pending against the driver of the Volkswagen. Both vehicles sustained a substantial amount of damage although the drivers themselves sustained minor injuries.

Drug Arrest – occurred at approximately 9:30 am on the Sunday after Officers observed a male passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle on Sleeman Ave. Approximately 10 grams of Cocaine was seized and a 40-year-old Guelph male faces charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and will appear in court on the February 19th.

Motor Vehicle Collision/Impaired Arrest – occurred at approximately 2:00 am Monday morning. Guelph Police Officers were responding to a complaint about an impaired driver of a Volkswagen Beetle in the Bagot St. area. Upon arrival, the Volkswagen struck a police cruiser in the parking lot. The driver, a 65-year-old Guelph male, was arrested for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle. Subsequently, the Intoxilyzer test at the police station revealed a blood-alcohol concentration of more than twice the legal limit. Damage to the vehicles was minimal and no injuries were sustained, but the male will appear in court on February 19th.

Arrest – occurred on Sunday at approximately 9:20 pm on Speedvale Ave, W. after Police observed a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot. A 32-year-old Guelph male will appear in court in February on the charge of Failure to provide a breath sample approved screening device.

Motor Vehicle Collision – occurred on Monday at approximately 7:45 am at the intersection of Willow Rd, and Imperial Rd, N. A black, 2000 Ford Mustang was being driven eastbound on Willow Rd by a 29-year-old Guelph man while at the same time, a brown, 1999 Toyota Corolla was being driven by a 28-year-old Fergus woman heading westbound. The Toyota attempted to make a left hand turn when it collided with the Ford. There were no injuries as a result of the collision and damage to both vehicles is estimated at $8000. The investigation is continuing and no charges have been laid. Police are requesting that any witnesses to contact Cst. Darryl Porterfield of the Traffic Division.

Arrest – occurred on Tuesday the at approximately 11:50 am. A male entered the Drive Test Centre at 255 Woodlanwn Rd W and produced false identification. Police were alerted and the suspect fled on foot. He was arrested after a brief foot chase. A 32-year-old Brampton male faces charges of Attempt Fraud (2 counts), Personation (2 counts) Utter Forged Document (2 counts) and Obstructing Police. The charges relate to a similar incident in Orangeville on Monday as well as the incident on Tuesday in Guelph. The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Theft – occurred at approximately 5:00 pm on Tuesday the 9th of January 2007 at a store at 498 Edinburgh Rd S. A male and female entered the store and took two leather coats, leaving the store without payment. A patron of the store alerted staff but left without providing any description of the suspects. If anyone witnessed this incident they are asked to contact Cst. Sean Miersma at ext. 7160.

Speeder of the Week – A 19 year old Guelph male is this week’s recipient after Police conducted a traffic stop on Edinburgh Rd, N. The male faces a charge under the Highway Traffic Act of speeding; he was doing 113 km in a posted 60 km/hr zone.

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