2nd Annual Charity Hockey Game

Members of the Guelph Police Service and the Guelph Fire Department will be competing again this year in the 2nd annual charity hockey game in support of Camp FACES. Camp FACES is an initiative dedicated to families who have suffered the tragic loss of a family member or are families living with a first responder diagnosed with PTSD from Emergency Services in Canada (https://campfaces.org/).

Last year, all involved parties raised $3,700 in funds for the charity, and the Guelph Police Service took home the trophy with a win of 5-4.

The date of this year’s game will be announced shortly.

Please contact Detective Constable Brad McBurney at bmcburney@guelphpolice.ca or 519-824-1212 ext. 7106 if you would like to support this initiative.

 

Project Lifesaver Helps Bring Child With Autism Home

On January 25th, 2020, at 3:08am, it was reported to the Guelph Police Service that a 13 year old male with autism was missing from his home. His mother last checked on him at 2am, but at 3am she could not find.

The male is a part of Project Lifesaver Guelph Wellington. Numerous officers were sent to the area and Project Lifesaver equipment was utilized. Officers soon located a signal for the male using the equipment and were approaching his location. However, prior to police locating him, a citizen driving by observed the male at 4:22am.

He was located wearing minimal to no clothing, however he was found to be unharmed and did not require medical attention. He was then returned home safely.

He was located outside of city limits approximately 6km from his residence.

Project Lifesaver Guelph Wellington assists caregivers and responds to the challenges of keeping loved ones safe when they wander due to Alzheimer's, Autism or other forms of cognitive impairment.

Participants wear a battery-operated bracelet that sends an FM radio signal 24 hours a day. It even works in areas such as buildings and forests.

Volunteers from Victim Services Wellington visit each client once a month to change the battery.

When a caregiver tells their local police service that a client has gone missing, trained police officers will use Project Lifesaver equipment to search for and locate the missing person.

  • Time it takes to find missing people with Project Lifesaver average 30 minutes — 95% less time than without.
  • Project Lifesaver has a 100% find rate.

Project Lifesaver does not replace the position of a caregiver, but it is a tool that can save lives and reduce stress felt by family members.

There is a startup fee to join the program as well as a monthly cost to maintain the equipment.

For additional information on Project Lifesaver, please contact Victim Services Wellington at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7205.

 

White Audi A4 Stolen

Some time between 6pm on January 23rd and 1pm on January 24th, 2020, a white 4 door Audi A4 parked out front of a residence located near the intersection Ironwood Road and Kortright Road West in the City of Guelph was taken.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Dave Gamsby at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7505, email him at dgamsby@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

The Guelph Police Service would like to remind the public to always lock your vehicles.

 

Update Regarding Male Assaulted In Downtown Core

On January 16th, 2020, at 8:11pm, the Guelph Police Service were notified about an adult male who had just been assaulted in an apartment building located in the downtown core of the City of Guelph. The male had refused to let a group of 6 or 7 people enter his building. When he tried to shut the door an adult male kneed him in the jaw and struck him in the face, breaking his glasses. The group then left the area.

On January 25th, at 10:14pm, the police located the responsible male in the downtown core of the City of Guelph. He was subsequently arrested.

A 28 year old Guelph male has been charged with:

  • Assault
  • Forcible Entry
  • Mischief Under $5,000
  • Breach Probation

 

He will appear in court on March 13th, 2020.

 

Jewelry Taken During Residential Break In

Some time between 2pm on January 24th and 9pm on January 26th, 2020, a residence located near the intersection of Woodlawn Road East and Victoria Road North in the City of Guelph was entered. A rear window of the residence had been smashed and the house was ransacked with jewelry being taken.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Chad McNeilly at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7193, email him at cmcneilly@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

Calls for Service in the last 72 hours: 657