Fraud Arrest

On October 27, 2018 Guelph police were called to a north end hotel, where there was report of suspicious activity relevant to one of the rented rooms. Police attended and initiated an investigation into the activity. Investigation led to the discovery of a large quantity of government issued identification and financial records belonging to different individuals. The suspect in this incident had fled the hotel prior to police arrival and an arrest warrant was issued.

On October 9, 2019 a 31 year old female was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Two counts of identity fraud
  • Unauthorized use of credit card data
  • Fraudulently obtain accommodation
  • Forgery – possess instruments / devices
  • Breaching an Order of Recognizance
  • Fourteen counts of possession of identity documents
  • Thirty counts of identity theft

Fire at 9 Meyer Drive

The following release is being posted on behalf of the Guelph Fire Department

On October 9, 2019, the Guelph Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 9 Meyer Dr. at approximately 2:34 pm. The fire was located in Unit 4 of the apartment building. No occupants of this unit were home at the time. Fire crews entering the apartment found heavy smoke conditions. The fire was located in the kitchen area and extinguished. A woman in a neighbouring unit was on her balcony. She was safely evacuated from the building.

The specific unit and the remainder of the building were ventilated, allowing most of the residents to return to their units.

No injuries occurred to residents or firefighters. Guelph Fire Investigators remained at the scene to look for the cause of the fire.

Thank-you to the response from Guelph Wellington Paramedic Service and Guelph Police Service.

Media Contact – John Osborne, Fire Chief – 519-824-6590 ext. 2140

Indecent Act

On October 10, 2019, at approximately midnight, a male approached a female, who was downtown Guelph and began masturbating. The female and male never exchanged any words. The female quickly got out of the area and called police. Police attended but were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as male, white, between 20 and 30 years old, wearing a white hoodie (with the hood up), dark grey/black sweat pants and metallic aviator sunglasses.

If you have any information about the suspect, police are asking you to contact Cst. Skipper at CSkipper@guelphpolice.ca or call 519-824-1212. If you would like to stay anonymous, please call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Robbery

On October 9, 2019 a female and male, who are known to each other, were engaged in conversation downtown Guelph. The male is alleged to have inadvertently taken an undisclosed amount of cash from the female when he asked for a pack of cigarettes. The female asked for the money back and the male is alleged to have pulled out a knife and state he is keeping the money.

The male was located in a residential apartment on Carden Street and arrested a short time late. A 23 Guelph male was charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, weapons dangerous, possession of stolen property and breaching his probation order. He was held for a bail hearing.

The female was not injured in this incident.

Road Closure

On Thursday, October 10, 2019 at approximately 6:30am police dealt with an emotionally disturbed individual that was on the railway bridge above Wyndham Street South. This caused Wyndham Street to be closed for close to an hour. The individual was apprehended without incident and received medical attention.

Break and Enter Investigation – Wanted Parties UPDATE

On October 6, 2019 Guelph police initiated a break and enter investigation involving residential property on Cardigan Street. Suspects broke into the residential property, stole credit cards and used them. Investigation has led to the identification of five suspects. An arrest warrant has been issued for all five suspects.

UPDATE: On October 9, 2019 all five suspects were located downtown and arrested.

Serious Collision – UPDATE

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at approximately 6:30am, Guelph police were called to MacDonell and Wellington for the report of a pedestrian struck. A van, driven by a 61 year old Guelph male, was eastbound on Wellington and struck a 55 year old male pedestrian. As a result of the collision, the pedestrian sustained very serious injuries and was initially transported to the Guelph General Hospital and eventually to Hamilton General Hospital.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the pedestrian that was struck has succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is still ongoing, therefore, there will be no further information released.

Calls for Service

Between 7am on October 9th and 7am on October 10th, Guelph police dealt with 195 calls.