Weapon call - arrest
On February 14, 2016 the Guelph Police investigated a weapons complaint. It is alleged that a male went to Hugh Guthrie Park at approximately 8:30 p.m. with a pellet gun. The gun was unloaded but did contain a CO2 canister. The male fired the empty gun at two males before leaving the area.
Police located the male and the gun shortly after and he was arrested.
A 17-year-old Guelph male has been charged with weapons dangerous, two counts of pointing a firearm and two counts of assault with a weapon. He will appear in court on March 30, 2016.
On February 14, 2016 at 3:22 a.m., the Guelph Police went to Waterloo Avenue to investigate the report of a suspicious vehicle. Police located the vehicle and a male in the driver seat. A small quantity of Marihuana and Cocaine was observed on the passenger seat and the male was arrested.
Lemuel Charles David, 29 years of Guelph has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He will appear in court on April 5, 2016.
On February 12, 2016 at 11:02 a.m., the Guelph Police went to Zehrs on Eramosa Road to assist with a shoplifter. It is alleged that when the male was approached by staff, he attempted to punch the employee. The male then walked away from the area. Police located the male and he was arrested.
Raffaele Gagliardi, 72 years of Guelph has been charged with theft under $5,000 and assault. He will appear in court on March 15, 2016.
On February 12, 2016 at 12:30 p.m., the Guelph Police went to Walmart to investigate a theft. It is alleged that a female placed three automobile batteries in her cart and left the store without paying. She met a male outside the store who assisted her in putting the batteries in a car and they left the area. Further investigation discovered that these batteries were later sold by the male to a local scrap metal dealer.
Police were able to identify the male, he was located and arrested at 4:17 p.m. The female is still outstanding.
Joshua Scott, 29 years of Guelph, has been charged with theft under $5,000, trafficking stolen property, fraud under $5,000 and breach of probation. He will appear in court on April 1, 2016.
Theft from cars
Over the weekend the Guelph Police received four reports from Guelph residents about thefts from their cars. The locations were Paisley Street, Drew Street, Speedvale Avenue East and Harvard Road.
This crime is easily avoided by locking your cars, keeping valuables out of sight or removed from your vehicle and parked in a well-lit and visible area where possible. If you do fall victim to this crime, please report using the Guelph Police CopLogic online reporting system. You can find this on the Guelph Police website under Online Reporting. You can also check out recent theft from car locations by going to our crime mapping page.
Road safety enforcement over the weekend
The Guelph Police issued 76 tickets over the weekend for various Highway Traffic Act offences around the city.
Please, slow down and be careful on the road.
Police incidents from February 12 to February 16 at 7:00 a.m.
The Guelph Police were involved in 650 incidents in this time frame. Incidents involve everything from traffic stops and accidental 911 calls to domestics and break and enters.
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