Police continue to investigate weapons complaint

The Guelph Police Service continues to investigate a report of a female with a weapon Wednesday morning.

Approximately 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to the area of Willow Road and Bagot Street. A witness reported seeing an altercation between a female and male, during which the female brandished a weapon. The parties were last seen running southbound on Bagot Street. The female was described as white with red shoulder-length hair and a black jacket.

Police canvassed the area and spoke to a number of witnesses, but the parties have not yet been identified.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed a disturbance in the area or has dashcam footage of the area around Willow Road and Bagot Street between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday is asked to call Constable Emily Dietrich at 519-824-1212, ext. 7265, email her at edietrich@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.


Female arrested for impaired driving

A Niagara Falls female faces impaired driving charges after a traffic stop in Guelph early Wednesday.

Approximately 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, police on patrol observed a female leaving a licensed establishment on Silvercreek Parkway South. A traffic stop was conducted for the purpose of a sobriety check. The female was found to have an odour of alcoholic beverage on her breath and was mixing up her words.

She provided a breath sample into an approved screening device, registering a fail. Further testing at the police station confirmed she had more than the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

A 24-year-old Niagara Falls female is charged with impaired operation. Her driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days and her vehicle impounded for seven days. She will appear in a Guelph court December 14, 2021.


Male faces several charges

A Guelph male faces several charges after attempting to conceal his identity from police Wednesday evening.

Approximately 8:45 p.m., officers were inside a business in the area of Woolwich Street and Speedvale Avenue West and observed a male acting suspiciously, with his face almost entirely covered.

Officers later observed the male crossing against a ‘do not walk’ signal and attempted to stop him. He refused to stop and ran across the street to evade police, but was caught after a short foot pursuit.

Investigation revealed the male is on two different release orders with conditions he not attend the business in which officers first saw him. He was arrested for breaching those terms, and during a search incident to arrest was found to be in possession of a stolen Visa card.

A 28-year-old Guelph male is charged with possessing stolen property, possessing a stolen credit card, escaping custody, breaching probation and two counts of failing to comply with a release order. He will appear in a Guelph court January 18, 2022.


Business broken into again

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a downtown-area business was entered for the second time in four days.

Approximately 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to the business in the area of Gordon Street and Wellington Street East. Staff had arrived to find a back door smashed. Video surveillance showed a male searching through several areas of the business before leaving with an undisclosed amount of product.

The same business was entered early Saturday morning after another window was broken. It is not known if the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information about the break-ins is asked to call Constable Brandon Buck at 519-824-1212, ext. 7416, email him at bbuck@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 24 hours - 210