On April 1, 2016 at 1:15 p.m., the Guelph Police investigated a collision on Gordon Street and Wellington Street. It is alleged that a 2004 Pontiac minivan travelling east on Wellington Street struck a 2010 silver Hyundai travelling north on Gordon. The minivan then struck a 2009 silver Subaru also on Gordon.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 19-year-old Burlington male, was transported to Guelph General Hospital with minor injuries. Early damage estimates to the three vehicles are $20,000. The driver of the minivan, an 82-year-old Guelph male, was subsequently charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act.
Stolen bike – arrest made
On April 2, 2016, the Guelph Police went to a bicycle store on Crimea Street to investigate a possible stolen bike. A female came into the store looking to have work done to her bike. Employees called police after recognizing the bike as stolen. Police attended, verified the bike had been reported stolen on January 13, 2016 and she was arrested.
Jo Anne Moffit, 56 years of Guelph, has been charged with possession of stolen property. She will appear in court on May 20, 2016.
Hit and run - impaired driver arrested
On April 3, 2016 at 3:50 p.m., the Guelph Police conducted a traffic stop on South Ring Road after observing two vehicles driving with damage. It is alleged that at approximately 3:48 a.m., a rear end collision occurred on Stone Road East. The responsible vehicle then did a U-turn and fled the scene. The other vehicle followed until observed by police. Police spoke with the male driver of the vehicle with front end damage, determined he had consumed alcohol and he was arrested.
Christopher Henry, 31 years of Orangeville, has been charged with impaired driving and drive over 80mg. He was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with fail to remain. He will appear in court on April 19, 2016.
Hit and run - impaired driver arrested
On April 3, 2016 the Guelph Police received the report of a possible impaired driver. The report advised that at 3:41 a.m., a four door sedan mounted a curb on College Avenue East striking a fire hydrant. The vehicle left the scene but was stopped by police on Gordon Street minutes later. Police spoke with the male driver, determined he had consumed alcohol and he was arrested.
Adam Dencsak, 19 years of Barrie, has been charged with impaired driving and drive over 80mg. He was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with fail to remain and novice driver – BAC above zero. He will appear in court on April 19, 2016.
Theft from cars
Over the weekend the Guelph Police received five reports from Guelph residents about thefts from their cars. The locations were Jenson Boulevard, Ann Street, Amsterdam Crescent, Geddes Crescent and Colonial Drive.
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
April 1–in the area of Victoria Road and Cassino Avenue from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 2 tickets issued.
April 1–in the area of Woodlawn Road and Country Club Drive from 9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 2 tickets issued.
April 1–in the area of Woodlawn Road West from 10:20 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. 12 tickets issued.
April 2–in the area of Victoria Road North from 2:40 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. 6 tickets issued.
Remember, unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on city streets is 50 km/hr.
Police incidents from April 2 to April 4 at 8:00 a.m.
The Guelph Police were involved in 347 incidents in this time frame. Incidents involve everything from traffic stops and accidental 911 calls to domestics and break and enters.