Employee poked in eye during robbery

A Guelph male faces robbery and other charges after an employee at a business was poked in the eye during an altercation.

Just after 6 p.m. Friday police were called to a business near Woodlawn Road East and Woolwich Street. A male had entered the business and demanded to be given cigarettes while holding a bottle over his head. When the clerk refused, the male jumped over the counter and poked the clerk in the eye with his finger, causing redness and swelling, and fled with several packages of cigarettes.

The male was located by responding officers a short distance away and arrested.

A 26-year-old Guelph male is charged with robbery, mischief under $5,000 and breaching probation. He was held for a bail hearing and has been released to appear in a Guelph court July 14, 2023.

 

Stolen truck in hit and runs

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a stolen pickup was involved in three hit-and-run collisions downtown Friday.

At 8:20 p.m., a witness reported a white Chevrolet pickup struck two parked vehicles on Wellington Street West and drove away. Investigation determined the truck was stolen.

Minutes later, a collision was reported at Macdonell Street and Wyndham Street North. The same pickup collided with an ebike. A female passenger on the bike sustained minor injuries but declined medical treatment. The truck was last seen eastbound on Carden Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Tom Lecomte of the Guelph Police Service Traffic Unit at 519-824-1212, ext. 7163, email him at tlecomte@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

 

Two charged with impaired driving

Two Guelph males were charged with impaired driving on the weekend, including a motorcyclist who was observed falling off his bike.

Saturday morning, approximately 12:40 p.m., a Guelph Police Service officer patrolling on Stone Road West clocked a Ram pickup at 81 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone. A traffic stop was conducted and officers immediately detected a strong odour of alcoholic beverage.

The driver failed a roadside breath test and was transported to the police station, where further testing confirmed he had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system. A 46-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired driving and speeding. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in a Guelph court June 16, 2023.

Sunday afternoon, just after 3 p.m., a witness reported a motorcyclist fall off his bike on Paisley Road near the Hanlon Expressway, then get back on and continue. Officers located and stopped the bike and noted an odour of alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath.

The driver failed a roadside breath test and was transported to the police station, where further testing confirmed he had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system. A 28-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired driving and driving while prohibited. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his motorcycle was impounded for seven days. He will also appear in a Guelph court June 16, 2023.

The Guelph Police Service would like to encourage the public to always consume alcohol and cannabis 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. Anyone who spots a suspected impaired driver is asked to immediately call 911.

 

Joy ride leads to criminal charge

A middle-of-the-night drive in his mother’s vehicle has led to a criminal charge for a Guelph teen.

Last Friday morning, the complainant called police. She said approximately 2:30 a.m. she was informed by a neighbour that her pickup truck was missing from her driveway. The complainant reviewed surveillance video and saw her son driving the truck away and then returning 30 minutes later.

A 14-year-old Guelph male is charged with taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. He will appear in a Guelph court July 5, 2023.

 

Business window smashed

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a window was smashed at a north-end business.

Police were called Friday morning to a business on Malcolm Road. The owner had arrived to find the glass door smashed. It is unknown if entry was gained and nothing appeared to be missing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Firas El-Ayoubi at 519-824-1212, ext. 7129, email him at felayoubi@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

 

Total calls for service in the last 72 hours - 793