Cabbie stabbed, male arrested

A Guelph male faces charges after a taxi driver was stabbed in the arm early Wednesday.

Approximately 3:40 a.m. police were called to the downtown area. The victim said he had picked up a male from the south end who requested to go downtown. During the trip the male was making bizarre comments, and when the cab came to a stop on Macdonell Street the driver was stabbed in the upper arm with a small knife.

The driver jumped out of the car, which rolled forward and collided with a bike rack causing approximately $2,000 in damage. The passenger fled on foot but was located a short distance away and arrested.

The victim sustained a small laceration but did not seek medical treatment.

A 30-year-old Guelph male is charged with assault with a weapon and transportation fraud. He was held for a bail hearing Wednesday.


Trucker suspended three days for alcohol level

A tractor-trailer driver was taken off the road for three days Tuesday after he was found to have close to the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Just after 9 a.m. Guelph Police Service officers were called to the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Arthur Street North, where a truck had knocked down a telephone cable.

While speaking to the driver, an officer detected an odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath. The driver was asked to provide a breath sample into an approved screening device, which registered an alert. Such a reading indicates the driver is close to being over the legal limit.

A 41-year-old Kitchener male faces several Highway Traffic Act charges and had his driver’s licence suspended for three days due to the screening device results.


Charges laid after strangers assaulted

A Guelph male faces charges after strangers, including a female walking with her baby, were sprayed with body spray Tuesday.

Approximately 10:15 a.m., a female was walking with her baby and dog in the area of Kortright Road East and Dimson Avenue when she was approached by a stranger who sprayed an unknown substance – later determined to be body spray – at her.

The male then approached a second stranger in the area and sprayed the same substance at him, before picking up a rake and using that to strike the second victim.

Guelph Police Service officers arrived quickly and located the male.

A 25-year-old Guelph male is charged with assault with a weapon and administering a noxious substance. He will appear in a Guelph court July 8, 2022.

None of the victims were physically injured.


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