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Friday October 7, 2016

NEWS RELEASE GUELPH POLICE ************************* Cyclist/motor vehicle collision On October 6, 2016 at 4:45 p.m., the Guelph Police responded to a collision on Gordon Street by Fountain Street between a motor vehicle and a cyclist.



Cyclist/motor vehicle collision

On October 6, 2016 at 4:45 p.m., the Guelph Police responded to a collision on Gordon Street by Fountain Street between a motor vehicle and a cyclist. The cyclist suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Guelph General Hospital to be assessed.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, is asked to contact  Cst. Porterfield at 519-824-1212 extension 7182. The investigation is ongoing.

Assault - arrest

On October 6, 2016 the Guelph Police investigated the report of an assault. It is alleged that a man delivering pizzas in his car stopped in front of a Water Street home to make a delivery at 9:10 p.m. A man on a bicycle stopped next to the car and an argument ensued. The driver then exited his vehicle with the pizza to bring it to the home. At this point the man on the bike broke the antenna on the car and then started to ride away. The delivery man caught him and a physical fight began. The cyclist struck the other man until he was unconscious. The injured man was later taken to Guelph General Hospital for treatment. Police located and arrested the cyclist.

Kevin DeForest, 39 years of Guelph has been charged with aggravated assault and mischief under $5,000. He will appear in court on November 15, 2016.

Theft from car/fraud/drugs – arrests made

On October 5, 2016 at 7:30 a.m., the Guelph Police received the report of a theft from car on Marksam Road. A wallet containing credit and bank cards was stolen. Those cards, it was discovered had been used to make purchases at seven locations during the morning hours. The investigation led to police identifying a male and a female suspect.

On October 6, 2016 at 4:20 p.m., Guelph Police located the two suspects together on Woolwich Street and both were arrested. A subsequent search of the male discovered 10 grams of Cocaine.

A 28-year-old Guelph female has been charged with seven counts of use stolen credit card, six counts of possession of stolen property and breach of probation. She has been held in custody pending a bail hearing on October 7, 2016.

Phillip Doucette, 27 years of Guelph has been charged with possession of a controlled substance. He will appear in court on November 8, 2016.

Police incidents over the last 24 hours

The Guelph Police were involved in 225 incidents in this time frame. Incidents involve everything from traffic stops and accidental 911 calls to domestics and break and enters.

Door to door art scam

The Guelph Police recently investigated the report of door to door salespersons trying to sell paintings in the Guelph area. Police have since learned that this is a scam, in which mass-produced paintings or prints are misrepresented as original works of art. These paintings have been discovered to cost anywhere from $5-10, overseas, and these people will try and sell these paintings for up to $400 a print. The sellers may also suggest an urgency to the sale and encourage potential purchasers to transfer money into their bank accounts on that day. This immediacy allows sellers to make a quick grab for the cash and leave town.

Always maintain caution when being requested to transfer money directly into bank accounts. Cash payments or wire transfers can make it difficult to track the sellers, or make any claim to a refund, after the transaction has taken place.


This upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from October 7 – 10, the Guelph Police Service will be taking part in Operation Impact, an annual national campaign designed to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world.   

Operation Impact will continue to focus on one of the main behaviours that puts drivers, passengers, and other road users most at risk:

  • Seatbelt Use

Seatbelts, when worn properly, reduce the risk of fatal or serious injuries to front seat occupants of passenger vehicles by up to 50% and by up to 65% for people travelling in light trucks.

75% of people ejected from their vehicles die. Seatbelts offer the best protection against ejection. Did you know that the inside of a vehicle has what is called the “engineered life space”?  It is specifically designed to handle collisions and protect vehicle occupants. The seatbelt will keep you inside that “engineered life space”.

Buckle Up.  Be Aware.  Drive Safe.