Police Blotter

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

The following are the alerts from local police in the past week. Remember, if you have any information regarding these crimes or others call 519-824-1212 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

1. Arrest – Occurred on the 6th December 2006 at 12:59 am on Willow Rd and Elmira Rd N. A Guelph Police officer was running laser speed enforcement on Wellington when a car, which was westbound on Wellington St passed the officer at a high rate of speed (84 km/h). When the car passed the officer, it was noted that the car was missing the right front tire and that the car was actually driving on the rim. When the officer went to stop the car, the driver drove through a plaza parking lot at the corner of Wellington St and Imperial Rd S and then out onto Imperial Rd S. The car and driver continued to travel northbound on Imperial Rd refusing to stop for police. Police followed the car westbound on Stephanie Dr, Freshmeadow Dr, Cherrywood Dr and back onto Imperial Rd S. At the intersection of Imperial Rd and Paisley the driver struck a police cruiser head on. After the collision with the police cruiser the driver reversed and continued northbound on Imperial Rd N to Willow Rd. The car and driver then proceeded westbound on Willow Rd where another cruiser was struck when an officer tried to deploy a stop stick. When officers tried to box in the car it struck the two cruisers. Police were able to get the vehicle stopped at the intersection of Willow Rd and Elmira Rd. A 21 year old Guelph male was arrested following a struggle with officers. One officer suffered minor injuries as a result of the struggle. He was treated and released at Guelph General Hospital. The 21 year old male was not injured. Damage to the four police cruisers is estimated at $17,500. Damage to the car the male was driving is estimated at $45,000 (2003 SAAB). Adrian GEMBEL, 21 years, will be in court on the 6th December 2006 charged with Dangerous Driving, four (4) counts of Assault with a Weapon, Impaired Driving, Refuse to Provide Breath Samples and Flight From Police. Investigation is continuing. Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact Cst Darryl Porterfield at 519-824-1212 voicemail 7277 or CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-8477

2. Attempt Break and Enter – occurred on the 5th December 2006 at 1:50 pm at a residence on Gibbs Cr. Two (2) males attempted to gain entry was made by breaking a window. Entry was not gained. The two males were scared off by a neighbour. No theft. Suspects– two males, 14 – 16 years, both were tall, one was wearing a black parka with a red stripe and the other was wearing a black & white camouflage jacket. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cst. Greg Mitchell 519-824-1212 voicemail 7170 or CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-8477.

3. The following is a message from the Criminal Investigation Branch of the Chatham-Kent Police Service as an alert for all people, but especially women. You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into reverse when you look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift into Park, unlock your doors and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car that is when the carjackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off. They practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.

And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car. So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are now compromised!


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