Recent incidents and arrests in Guelph
Blood trail leads to suspect
A male who injured himself breaking a window Monday evening was caught after leaving a blood trail.
Police were called approximately 7:15 p.m. to an apartment building on Silvercreek Parkway North. A male had been involved in a verbal altercation, following which he punched and broke a window in a stairwell door. The injury bled profusely, leaving a trail of blood down five floors and out of the building.
The male was located in the area and treated by Guelph Wellington Paramedic Service personnel before being transported to hospital for further care. He was later released from hospital and returned to the apartment building, where he was arrested while trying to gain entry.
A 38-year-old Guelph male is charged with two counts of mischief under $5,000. He will appear in a Guelph court August 19, 2022.
Indecent act under investigation
The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a male was observed committing an indecent act outside a north-end apartment Wednesday night.
Just after 11 p.m., police received a call from a female resident in the area of Speedvale Avenue and Woolwich Street advising she had just seen a male watching her through the window while masturbating. The female and her roommate screamed causing the male to flee, but he returned a short time later before leaving again.
He was described as a white male, average height with dark hair. He was wearing a blue plaid shirt over a darker shirt and long pants.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Nick Doner at 519-824-1212, ext. 7230, email him at email@example.com, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.
Teen charged with assaulting child and officer
A Guelph teenager is charged with assaulting a child and a police officer following an incident Wednesday evening.
Just after 8 p.m., police were called to a park in the area of Grange Road and Watson Parkway North. Witnesses reported a six-year-old child was playing on a merry-go-round when the teen, whom the child does not know, began to spin it very quickly causing the child to fall off and bump her head.
As officers attempted to speak to the teen she threw several punches, three of them striking an officer in the chest area.
A 15-year-old Guelph female is charged with assault and assault police. She will appear in a Guelph court August 10, 2022.
Male arrested in fraud attempt
A Hamilton-area male faces several charges after attempting to defraud a Guelph business.
Approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to a business in the area of Gordon Street and Kortright Road West for a report of a male using several debit cards and a fake identity document in an effort to withdraw $26,000.
The male was arrested on scene. During a search incident to arrest, officers located four debit cards in various names as well as a forged driver’s licence and social insurance card.
A 43-year-old Stoney Creek male is charged with fraud over $5,000, possessing identity documents, personation, using forged documents and four counts of breaching a release order. He was held for a bail hearing Thursday.
Male arrested in stolen vehicle
A Palmerston male faces several charges after he was caught Wednesday in a stolen vehicle.
Guelph Police Service officers were dispatched just after 2 p.m. to check on a male slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle on Rosewood Avenue. Investigation revealed the van had been reported stolen from Palmerston.
The male was placed under arrest for possessing the stolen vehicle. A subsequent search revealed numerous break and enter tools and identification in the name of a deceased female. The male is also a suspended driver.
A 28-year-old Palmerston male is charged with possessing stolen property over $5,000, occupying a stolen motor vehicle, possessing break and enter instruments, possessing an identity document and driving while suspended. He was held for a bail hearing Thursday.
Charges laid for driving on closed road
A Guelph male faces impaired and dangerous driving charges after ignoring officers and driving on a closed road late Monday.
Approximately 11:45 p.m., Guelph Police Service officers were investigating a single-vehicle collision during which a light post was knocked down on Willow Road at Silvercreek Parkway North. Willow Road was blocked off during the investigation and clean-up.
A driver signalling to enter the closed portion of Willow Road was directed by officers on foot not to do so, but ignored this direction and accelerated past them. The vehicle was located at an address in the area and officers detected an odour of alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath. He refused several demands to provide a sample of his breath.
A 34-year-old Guelph male is charged with refusing to provide a breath sample and dangerous driving. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in a Guelph court August 16, 2022.e
A 60-year-old Toronto male was charged with careless driving in relation to the original collision. Willow Road was closed approximately two hours while the post was replaced.
Downtown business entered
The Guelph Police Service continues to investigate a break and enter last week at a downtown business.
Sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday, a business on Wyndham Street North near Woolwich Street was entered by prying open a front door. A 48-inch Samsung TV, computer tower and external hard drives were among the items stolen.
Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Matt Simpson at 519-824-1212, ext. 7318, email firstname.lastname@example.org, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.