Male arrested after female punched in road rage incident

A Guelph male faces charges after a female motorist was punched in the face and bit on the wrist Friday during a road rage incident.

The adult female victim called police about 4:45 p.m. Friday. She said she was driving near Stephanie Drive and Rochelle Drive when another vehicle cut her off and forced her to stop. The male driver approached her vehicle and punched her in the eye. The parties are not known to each other.

The female was also bit on the wrist when she tried to grab onto the male to stop the assault. Before leaving the scene the male damaged the female’s vehicle.

The female sustained a black eye and was taken to Guelph General Hospital by police to be checked out.

The male was located at his residence after the victim noted his licence plate.

A 19-year-old Guelph male is charged with assault and mischief under $5,000. He will appear in a Guelph court June 1, 2021.


Three TVs, e-bike stolen during apartment building burglary

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after three televisions and other property was stolen during a burglary Saturday at a west-end apartment building. The TVs were removed from common areas in the building.

Police were called by the superintendent about 9:40 a.m. A review of surveillance video revealed at approximately 4:30 a.m. two males pried open the front door of the building near Paisley Road and Elmira Road. They went to the basement where they removed items from a leisure room, gym and other common areas.

Stolen property includes a 65-inch LG TV, a 42-inch LG TV, a 32-inch LG TV, an LG sound bar speaker, a Terminator-brand e-bike, two bicycles and a mobility scooter. The males loaded the property into a dark grey Dodge Caravan with the licence plates covered.

The first male is described as six feet, wearing a dark jacket with the hood up over a green camouflage jacket, green camouflage pants, a camouflage baseball cap, black and white gloves and a black face mask.

The second male is described as Caucasian, six feet, wearing a black and red jacket, black hoodie, black pants, white and black Nike running shoes, a black toque, black and white face covering, red and white gloves and was carrying a black duffel bag and brown and white checkered backpack.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Johnpaul Hobbs at 519-824-1212, ext. 7540, email him at, leave an anonymous tip for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at


Guelph female arrested for impaired following traffic stop

A Guelph female is charged with impaired driving following a traffic stop late Friday night.

A Guelph Police Service officer pulled the female over just before midnight on Waterloo Avenue. The female admitted she had been drinking and registered a ‘fail’ on a roadside breath test. Further testing at the police station revealed she had twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

A 20-year-old Guelph female is charged with impaired operation – blood alcohol concentration. Her driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded for seven days. She will appear in a Guelph court March 19, 2021.

The Guelph Police Service would like to encourage the public to always consume alcohol and controlled substances responsibly. Please don’t drive if you are going to consume alcohol or cannabis, and please ensure that you plan ahead so that you have a safe ride home.


Female arrested following residential burglary

A Guelph female wanted for a residential burglary earlier this month has been arrested.

On February 6, police were called to a home under renovation on Kortright Road West. Workers advised when they arrived at the house, they saw a male and female attempting to load a dresser and some copper wire into a silver car. The parties fled without the property. Workers also noted various tools which had been inside the home were on the porch.

Police tracked down the owner of the car a short time later. She admitted she had been the driver during the incident, but advised she had been asked by two parties known to her for a ride to pick up some things they had purchased online. She said she did not know the pair were breaking into the house.

A 33-year-old Guelph female was arrested Saturday afternoon and has been charged with break and enter. She will appear in a Guelph court June 4, 2021. The male party is still outstanding.


Panhandling in stolen jacket leads to charges

A male who was panhandling Friday in a stolen jacket faces charges.

About 4:20 p.m. Friday police were called to the intersection of Woodlawn Road West and Silvercreek Parkway North for reports of two males approaching vehicles and asking for money. The caller advised he had been involved in a minor collision after another car swerved to avoid the males.

Police spoke to the males and noted one was wearing a brand-new jacket with the tags still attached. The male claimed he had bought the jacket a few days earlier from a nearby store, but police were able to confirm that was not so.

A 44-year-old male of no fixed address is charged with possessing stolen property and soliciting on a highway under the Safe Streets Act. He will appear in a Guelph court June 4, 2021.


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