Female arrested at gunpoint downtown feared to be public safety risk
A Guelph female was arrested at gunpoint in the downtown core Thursday after a witness saw her put a handgun in her waistband.
The Guelph Police Service received a call just before 2 p.m. from someone who saw a female with a gun in the area of the transit terminal on Carden Street. When officers arrived in the area one minute later the female attempted to flee on foot but was stopped a short distance away.
Due to the concern for public safety and belief the female was armed, a gunpoint arrest was initiated. During the arrest the female reached into her waistband, removing what appeared to be a brown and silver handgun and throwing it to her side.
Police recovered a pellet gun which had been modified to look like a Smith & Wesson handgun.
A 24-year-old Guelph female is charged with carrying a concealed weapon as well as breaching a judicial release order by possessing a weapon and breach of probation.
She was held in custody for a bail hearing Friday.
Impaired charges after erratic driving reported
A Guelph female faces impaired driving charges after she was found asleep in her running motor vehicle Thursday afternoon.
The Guelph Police Service initially received a call about 4:40 p.m. about a vehicle being driven erratically in the area of Victoria Road South and Stone Road. The caller advised the vehicle was swerving in and out of its lane and twice almost hit a guardrail.
Police eventually located the vehicle in a parking lot in the area of Victoria Road North and Brant Avenue. The vehicle was running and the adult female driver was slumped over asleep. A strong odour of an alcoholic beverage was detected coming from the vehicle and an empty beer can was observed in the console. She was subsequently arrested.
A 31-year-old Guelph female is charged with impaired driving and impaired driving – blood alcohol concentration. Her driver’s license was immediately suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded for seven days. The female was released and will appear in a Guelph court February 16, 2021.
Male arrested after stealing and then testing headphones
A Guelph male apparently couldn’t wait Thursday to try out the headphones he had just stolen.
At approximately 8:55 p.m., the Guelph Police Service received a call from a loss prevention officer of a store located on Woodlawn Road West near Woolwich Street. A male in the store had selected headphones and taken them to a washroom, where he discarded the packaging and put the $200 headphones in his pocket.
He then returned to the electronics department where he tested the same headphones on one of the display computers. He was arrested upon leaving the store.
The 25-year-old male is charged with theft under $5,000 and three counts of breach probation. He will appear in a Guelph court May 7, 2021.
Police investigating pair of apartment building burglaries
The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a pair of apartment buildings were entered and laundry machines broken into.
At approximately 2 p.m. Thursday, the property manager of the two buildings located on Willow Road near Edinburgh Road North called police to report the burglaries. Video on site showed an adult male and adult female using a pry bar to open each building’s front door, then proceeding to the laundry rooms where they covered the video cameras with duct tape before breaking into the machines.
No estimated loss or damage figure is available.
The male is described as wearing a green button-up jacket, jeans, blue and green running shoes and a New York Yankees toque. The female was wearing a black and grey sweater with white stripes on the arms, black pants with a white stripe on the legs, black shoes and a backpack. She also appeared to walk with a limp.
The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Kiera Bunnaman at 519-824-1212, ext. 7368, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave an anonymous tip for Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.
Total calls for service in the last 24 hours - 196