Police Blotter

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Keep in mind: should you have any information regarding the crimes herein presented, contact the Guelph Police at 519-824-1212 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Break, Enter and Theft - Sometime overnight last Wednesday, a fenced compound at a business on Dawson Rd was entered. Entry was gained by forcing the locks of the fence. Several large reels of copper wire valued at $5000 were stolen. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Guelph Police Service Property Crime Unit.

Motor Vehicle Collision/Pedestrian Struck – On Friday at 2:00am, a black pick-up truck with a plow, driven by a 25-year-old Guelph male was eastbound on Macdonell St, approaching Carden St. There was a large crowd of people on Macdonell trying to get taxicabs causing the driver to stop for pedestrians and taxis at the intersection. A group of people began banging on his passenger window asking for rides. The driver declined and proceeded forward. The truck hit a 20-year-old Midland female when she was either bent down or fell in front of the vehicle. The female was treated at the Guelph General Hospital for a broken arm and abrasions to her hip and face. Guelph Police are continuing their investigation and are asking witnesses to contact Cst. Chris Probst at extension 67222.

Indecent Act – On Thursday, two Guelph females aged 11 and 8 years were walking in the area of Arthur St and Manitoba St at approximately 5:00 pm. They were approached by a male driving a green full sized pick up truck who then stood up in the seat and exposed himself to the girls. There was no conversation between the parties. The girls fled to one of their residences and told an adult who then called Guelph Police. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Bruce Hunter at extension 329.

Suspicious Person – Last Wednesday at 3:30 pm, an unknown male attended a residence on Glenwood Ave. He asked the female occupant to let him into her residence because he was being chased. The female did not let him into her residence and told him she would get her phone. As she closed her door she heard the male call someone on his cell phone and give them her address. After a few minutes a grey 2-door vehicle arrived and the male left. The male is described as: white, mid to late 20’s, 5’7’’, unshaven with brown collar length hair. He was wearing a baseball cap, jeans and a green/grey medium length jacket. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Ross Keller.

Arrest – On Sunday at 4:55 pm, scrap aluminum valued at $350 was stolen from a business situated at 530 Massey Rd. Guelph Police have arrested a 48-year-old Kitchener male and charged him with Theft Under $5000 and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000. He will appear in court in April 2007.

Break, Enter and Theft – Sometime between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm on Monday, a residence on Applewood Cres was entered. The rear door was forced open and a stereo unit and DVD player were stolen. The total value of the theft is estimated at $500. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Shawn Dunsmoor.

Theft From Vehicle - At approximately 5:45 pm on Monday, a vehicle parked at the YMCA parking lot on Woodland Glen had its window smashed and purse was taken from the front seat. Guelph Police remind motorists to remove valuables from vehicles when they are left parked and unattended.

Motor Vehicle Collision/Impaired Arrest - On Tuesday at 10:00am, a 21-year-old Guelph male was driving a blue Mazda eastbound on Paisley Rd, stopped in the center lane at Hewitt Lane. He was struck from behind by a 1993 Chevy S10 pick up truck driven by a 41-year-old Breslau female. Both drivers exited their vehicles and the male advised the female that he would call police. The female went back to her truck and left the scene heading eastbound on Paisley Rd after approximately ten minutes. Guelph Police arrived in the area and the female was located by police on Paisley Rd at Southhampton Dr. She was arrested for Impaired Driving and Fail to Remain. The accused was taken to the police station where she blew twice the legal limit. She was additionally charged with Drive Over 80 Mgs and will appear in court in April 2007.

Arrest – On Tuesday, a Guelph Police officer was on patrol in the area of Imperial Rd N. The officer located a green Ford Winstar van in a parking lot bearing stolen license plates. Police investigation lead to the arrest of a 20-year-old Burlington male for Possession of Stolen Property Under $5000. He also faces a number of Provincial Offences Act charges.

Motor Vehicle Collisions – From 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Monday, Guelph Police responded to a 12 motor vehicle collisions. Only two involved minor injuries and most were as a result of the road conditions. Guelph Police reminds motorists that when there is blowing and drifting snow, caution must be exercised: Here are some tips from the Ministry of Transportation:


  • Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.
  • Make sure the full lighting system of your vehicle is turned on.
  • Be patient. Avoid passing, changing lanes and crossing traffic.
  • Increase your following distance. You will need extra distance to brake safely.
  • Stay alert. Keep looking as far ahead as possible.
  • Reduce the distractions in your vehicle. Your full attention is required.
  • Keep your windows and mirrors clean. Use defroster and wipers to maximize your vision.
  • Try to get off the road when visibility is near zero. Pull into a safe parking area if possible.

  • Don't stop on the travelled portion of the road. You could become the first link in a chain-reaction collision.
  • Don't attempt to pass a vehicle moving slowly or speed up to get away from a vehicle that is following too closely.

  • Watch your speed. You may be going faster than you think. If so, reduce speed gradually.
  • Leave a safe braking distance between you and the vehicle ahead.
  • Stay alert. Remain calm and patient.
  • If visibility is decreasing rapidly, do not stop on the road. Look for an opportunity to pull off the road into a safe parking area and wait for conditions to improve. If you become stuck or stranded in severe weather, stay with your vehicle for warmth and safety until help arrives. Slightly open a window for ventilation. Run your motor sparingly. Use your emergency flashers.
  • Be prepared and carry a winter driving survival kit that includes items such as warm clothing, non-perishable energy foods, flashlight, shovel, blanket, etc.

Before you drive, and during your trip, check weather forecasts and road reports. If there is a weather warning or reports of poor visibility and driving conditions, delay your trip until conditions improve, if possible. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER DRIVING go to the Ministry of Transportation website.

Guelph Police Service RIDE statistics are as follows:

From April 2006 to the 28th of February 2007, RIDE checks were organized at various times and locations throughout the city of Guelph

  • 5,862 vehicles checked
  • 6 drivers arrested for Impaired/Over 80 MGs
  • 26 12 hours suspensions issued
  • 19 Provincial Offences Notices issued
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