Project Life Saver Utilized to Locate Missing Person

On September 9, 2020, at approximately 8:12 p.m., the Guelph Police Service received a report that a 77 year old Guelph resident was missing from their home in a multi level complex on Marilyn Drive in the City of Guelph.   

Police arrived on scene at 8:24 p.m. and immediately deployed the Project Life Saver equipment. Police received a strong signal on the Life Saver equipment and located the missing person at 8:34 p.m. in the stairwell of the complex.  They were retuned home safe and sound.

 Project Lifesaver Guelph Wellington

 Project Lifesaver Guelph Wellington assists caregivers and responds to the challenges of keeping loved ones safe when they wander due to Alzheimer's, Autism or other forms of cognitive impairment.

Participants wear a battery-operated bracelet that sends an FM radio signal 24 hours a day. It even works in areas such as buildings and forests.

Volunteers from Victim Services Wellington visit each client once a month to change the battery.

When a caregiver tells their local police service that a client has gone missing, trained police officers will use Project Lifesaver equipment to search for and locate the missing person.

  • Time it takes to find missing people with Project Lifesaver average 30 minutes — 95% less time than without.
  • Project Lifesaver has a 100% find rate.

Project Lifesaver does not replace the position of a caregiver, but it is a tool that can save lives and reduce stress felt by family members.

There is a start-up fee to join the program as well as a monthly cost to maintain the equipment.

For additional information on Project Lifesaver, please contact Victim Services Wellington at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7205 or click here

Arrest on Warrant Leads to Charge for Possession of Controlled Substances

On September 9, 2020, at approximately 9:50 a.m., members of the Guelph Police High Enforcement Action Team were on patrol in Downtown Guelph, when they observed a male known to be wanted on a Warrant of Arrest for Breach of Probation.   As Police approached and engaged the male, he turned and ran.   After a brief foot chase Police were able to apprehend the accused.

Police searched the accused incident to arrest and located a variety of narcotics including small amounts of:  methamphetamine (.43 grams $40), hydromorphcontin (12mg $10), dilaudid (8mg $10), and cocaine (23.94 grams $2,400).  

A 26 year old male has been charged with Breach of Probation (2 counts), Possession of a Controlled Substance (4 counts) and Escape Lawful Custody.  The accused was held for a Bail hearing. 

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