Criminal charge follows driving stop

A Guelph male faces a criminal charge of assaulting a police officer after he was stopped Tuesday for stunt driving.

Just after noon Tuesday, a member of the Guelph Police Service Traffic Unit was conducting speed enforcement on Niska Road when he clocked a vehicle travelling 100 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was advised his vehicle would be impounded as required by the Highway Traffic Act.

The male refused to exit the vehicle and at least three times slapped the officer’s hand as he attempted to open the door. Eventually the male was removed from the vehicle and was handcuffed after struggling to resist arrest for several minutes.

A 28-year-old Guelph male is charged with assault to resist arrest, stunt driving and speeding. His driver’s licence was suspended for 30 days and his vehicle was impounded for 14 days. He will appear in a Guelph court August 23, 2022.

During the incident, a passerby observed the officer struggling with the male and called 911, providing information which allowed other officers to quickly attend and assist. The Guelph Police Service appreciates this citizen’s assistance.


Stolen vehicle leads to drug, gun charges

An investigation into a stolen vehicle has led to a long list of drug and weapons charges for two people.

Approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday, Guelph Police Service officers on routine patrol queried a licence plate on a vehicle parked on Macdonell Street and learned it had been reported stolen from Cambridge.

A male and female were arrested for possessing the vehicle. Searches incident to arrest revealed various quantities of controlled substances including suspected crack cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamines, morphine and prescription pills. Officers also recovered a sawed-off shotgun, ammunition, a conducted energy weapon, a large amount of suspected stolen property and more than $1,500 in cash.

A 32-year-old Guelph male and 19-year-old Cambridge female face charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking, possessing prohibited weapons and possessing property obtained by crime. They were both held to appear in a Guelph bail court Wednesday.


Road rage leads to charges

An apparent incident of road rage has led to charges for a Guelph male.

Monday afternoon, approximately 2 p.m., a Guelph male reported he was followed along Willow Road and onto the Hanlon Parkway by another driver. On the Hanlon the other driver got in front of the victim and slammed on his brakes, causing the victim to come to a stop.

The suspect exited his vehicle and began punching the victim’s side window, then struck the victim’s hood causing a large dent.

A 47-year-old Guelph male was located at his residence Tuesday and arrested for mischief and stunt driving. He will appear in a Guelph court October 4, 2022.


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