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Guelph Man refuses to pay large taxi fare, gets arrested...and other incidents

In addition: Female arrested after theft caught on video

Published 07/23/2021 | By Guelph Now Local News

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Male refuses to pay large taxi fare, gets arrested

A Guelph male was arrested after refusing Wednesday evening to pay a large taxi fare.

The Guelph Police Service was called shortly after 7 p.m. to a plaza on Silvercreek Parkway North. A cab driver was reporting he had picked a male up approximately 6:20 p.m. and had driven him to a number of locations throughout the city. When the fare reached $120 the cabbie requested to be paid and the male refused.

A 67-year-old Guelph male was arrested at the scene for transportation fraud. He will appear in a Guelph court October 8, 2021.

Wellbeing check leads to arrest

A call to check on a female’s wellbeing Thursday ended with that same female being arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Approximately 3 p.m., police were asked to check on a female who appeared to be in distress in the area of Westmount Road and London Road West. Officers located the female, who stated she was fine and did not need assistance. Further investigation revealed the female was wanted after missing a court date last month for several charges, including three counts of failing to appear in court.

A 33-year-old Guelph female was arrested on a further count of failing to appear. She was held for a bail hearing Friday.

Female arrested after theft caught on video

A Guelph female was arrested Monday in connection with a theft caught on tape last month.

On June 14, approximately 10:15 a.m., a theft occurred at a business on Paisley Road near Elmira Road South. Approximately $67 worth of product was stolen. Staff from the business made an online report and uploaded a photo of the suspect, who was recognized by police.

On Monday she was located at an address on College Avenue West and arrested. A 59-year-old Guelph female is charged with theft under $5,000. She will appear in a Guelph court November 2, 2021..

Male seen driving damaged vehicle, arrested for impaired

A Guelph male was arrested for impaired driving Thursday after witnesses saw him driving a damaged motor vehicle.

The Guelph Police Service was called to the area of Chillico Drive and Elmira Road North about 12:30 p.m. Witnesses saw a male driving a vehicle with front-end damage and flat tires. He exited the vehicle and fell over before entering a residential garage. Police located the male inside the garage and observed he was very unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech.

The male was arrested and taken to the police station, where breath tests revealed he had more than three times the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

A 59-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired operation and impaired operation – blood alcohol concentration. He will appear in a Guelph court September 3, 2021. His driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.

Police do not know how the motor vehicle became damaged.

Police seek pick-up involved in hit and run

The Guelph Police Service is seeking information about a pickup involved in a hit and run Thursday afternoon.

Approximately 3:15 p.m., a black Ford pickup was travelling north on Edinburgh Road South when the driver braked sharply in the area of Waterloo Avenue, causing the motor vehicle behind the truck to rear-end it. The collision caused the second vehicle’s airbags to deploy and caused a minor injury to the driver. The pick-up continued northbound on Edinburgh Road without stopping.

Police would like to speak to the driver of the black Ford pickup or anyone who witnessed the collision. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Michael Powell at 519-824-1212, ext. 7206, email him at mpowell@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

Police investigating business break and enter

The Guelph Police Service is investigating a break and enter Thursday morning in which thousands of dollars in damage was caused.

Approximately 5:20 a.m., a male attended a business on Woolwich Street near Woodlawn Road East and smashed the glass front door to gain entry. He ripped the security system off the wall and smashed it on the floor with his foot. The male fled the store with approximately $450 worth of product after causing $2,900 in damage to the business.

The incident was captured on surveillance video. Police are still looking for the involved male.

Female arrested in connection with pursuit

A Guelph female who refused to stop for police while driving with a wanted male in her car earlier this month has been arrested.

On May 8, about 8:25 p.m., Guelph Police Service officers were on patrol on Fife Road when they saw a motor vehicle and believed the passenger was a wanted male. Officers activated their emergency lights but the motor vehicle did not stop. Officers pulled beside the vehicle and could see the male reclined in the passenger seat trying to hide.

Police discontinued the pursuit in the interest of public safety. The female driver sped down several residential streets and ran at least one stop sign as officers followed at a distance and eventually lost sight of the motor vehicle.

The involved female was located downtown Thursday about 11:30 p.m. and arrested.

A 28-year-old Guelph female is charged with dangerous operation, flight from police and stunt driving. She will appear in a Guelph court August 13, 2021.

No injuries after car strikes parked excavator

An elderly female avoided injury Thursday after a collision with a parked excavator.

Approximately 4:30 p.m., the Guelph Police Service was called to a collision in the area of Woolwich Street and Clarence Street. A motor vehicle was being driven on a private laneway when it entered traffic and collided with a pickup truck, then continued onto private property where it collided with a chain link fence and excavator.

An ambulance from Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service attended to assess the driver, but no injuries were reported. An 82-year-old Guelph female was charged with failing to yield under the Highway Traffic Act.

Male arrested hours after missing court date

A Guelph male was arrested Thursday evening, several hours after he failed to appear in court on a long list of charges.

Shortly before 8 p.m., Guelph Police Service officers were on an unrelated call in the downtown when they saw the male. Officers were aware a warrant had been taken out earlier in the day after the male failed to appear on 20 charges including break and enter, mischief and theft.

A 46-year-old Guelph male was arrested on an additional charge of failing to appear in court. He was held in custody for a bail hearing Friday.

Cash stolen during business break and enter

A quantity of cash was stolen this week after a north-end business had its front door smashed.

The Guelph Police Service was called Wednesday morning to a business on Woodlawn Road West near Silvercreek Parkway North. The owner reported he arrived to find a front glass door smashed and the business ransacked. Cash was stolen from the register and a filing cabinet in the office.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Abigail Campbell at 519-824-1212, ext. 7111, email her at acampbell@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

Kitchener male stopped going twice the speed limit

A Kitchener male was taken off the road and had his vehicle impounded after he was caught early Thursday driving twice the speed limit in Guelph.

A Guelph Police Service officer was conducting patrols in the area of Woodlawn Road West and Governors Road when he clocked a westbound motor vehicle travelling 120 km/h in the posted 60 km/h zone.

A 41-year-old Kitchener male was charged with stunt driving and speeding. His driver’s licence was immediately suspended for seven days and his motor vehicle impounded for 14 days.

Cinder block used in unsuccessful break and enter

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a cinder block was apparently used in an attempted break and enter at a downtown business.

Approximately 11:10 a.m. Thursday, a downtown business owner contacted police after finding a cinder block in her garbage which she believed was used in a failed break and enter at a neighbouring business. Police spoke to the owner of the second business, located near St. George’s Square, who confirmed an attempted break and enter had occurred.

Officers noted chips in the window consistent with it being struck by something heavy. No entry to the business was gained.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Abigail Campbell at 519-824-1212, ext. 7111, email her at acampbell@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips

 
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