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Police investigate morning shooting and Other Recent Incidents

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Published 10/02/2021 | By Guelph Now Local News

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Most Recent Incidents From Guelph Police

Police investigate morning shooting

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a male was shot early Saturday morning.

Approximately 1:55 am, the Guelph Police Service responded to a reported shooting in the area of Wellington Street West and the Hanlon Expressway. An adult male victim was located with a gunshot injury and was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A dark SUV was in the area at the time of the shooting. No arrests have been made, however, the investigation is ongoing at this time. It appears this was a targeted incident.

Anyone with information, or who has dashcam or video surveillance is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Trevor Byard of the Guelph Police Service Serious Crime Unit at 519-824-1212, ext. 7210, email him at tbyard@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 seek driver who struck pedestrian

The Guelph Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a driver who struck a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon and fled.

Approximately 4 p.m., a 30-year-old male was crossing Gordon Street near Dormie Lane when he was struck. The vehicle left the scene and was last seen northbound on Gordon Street. The pedestrian was transported to hospital with minor injuries.

The car is described as a white hatchback, possibly with minor damage to the hood area as a result of the collision. The driver was described as a white female with blonde hair who was wearing glasses and a pink t-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Michael Braga of the Guelph Police Service Traffic Unit at 519-824-1212, ext. 7144, email him at mbraga@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.

Male arrested for trafficking fentanyl

A male who was being sought by police following a trafficking investigation last fall has been arrested.

In October, 2020, the Guelph Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit began an investigation into the trafficking of controlled substances throughout the city. During the investigation, undercover officers purchased fentanyl and cocaine from two parties.

On December 3, 2020, a search warrant was executed at an address on Silvercreek Parkway North. Officers seized a quantity of fentanyl and evidence of trafficking including a functioning digital scale and empty packaging.

A 43-year-old Guelph female was arrested at that time, however a male who had completed one of the transactions with an undercover officer was not located and a warrant was taken out for his arrest.

On Tuesday morning, police responded to check the wellbeing of a male sitting behind a business on Stone Road West. Investigation revealed the male was wanted on the outstanding warrant.

A 24-year-old Guelph male is charged with two counts of possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking and breaching probation. He was held for a bail hearing Wednesday.

Be aware of door to door soliciting fraud

The Guelph Police Service would like to remind our citizens to be wary of door to door soliciting. We have recently received some reports of people being approached and offered benefits if they sign documents only to later learn the documents signed were not what the citizen thought and the citizen homeowner is suddenly in debt due to the signing of these unread documents which have created a lien against their properties.

There are many methods used to facilitate these types of frauds that include promises of consolidation of debt, deals on renovations, and the promise of removing past debt from previous purchases of major appliances. In the end the common theme is to promise big rewards for very little outlay or risk. As always we remind the public;

  1. Don’t sign anything without first reading it thoroughly and consider having a professional such as a lawyer review any contract you are thinking of signing.
  2. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is a scam. Don’t feel pressured to make a decision on the spot.
  3. Never share personal information or copies of bills with someone you don’t know.
  4. Don’t let anyone into your home unless you invited them or have taken steps to confirm their identity. If someone attempts to enter your home without your consent, call 911.

Know your rights under the Consumer Protection Act.

If you believe you have become a victim of fraud, contact your local police service and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 (toll-free) or report online at www.antifraudcentre.ca.

Teenager has minor injuries after collision

A teenage male was taken to hospital with minor injuries after he was struck by a pickup truck Tuesday morning.

The 14-year-old was crossing College Avenue West near Janefield Avenue just after 9 a.m. when the collision occurred. He was transported to hospital by Guelph-Wellington Paramedics.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not spoken to police is asked to call Constable Stephen Gawlik at 519-824-1212, ext. 7509, or email him at sgawlik@guelphpolice.ca.

Arrest made in stolen vehicle investigation

A Cambridge male has been arrested in relation to a stolen car recovered in Guelph in April.

On April 12, 2021, just before 5 p.m., a resident called police about two people pushing a car out of a parking lot on Hadati Road. Officers located the car a short time later, but the two people inside fled on foot. A 23-year-old female was arrested following a brief foot pursuit but the male was not located.

Further investigation allowed the male to be identified and a warrant was taken out for his arrest. On Tuesday, Guelph Police learned the male was in custody on unrelated matters and he was returned to Guelph.

A 25-year-old Cambridge male is charged with possessing stolen property over $5,000 and breach of probation. He will appear in a Guelph court October 6, 2021.

 
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