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Impaired driver arrested On February 28, 2016 at 1:31 a.m., the Guelph Police observed a four door Volkswagon driving erratically in the area of Edinburgh Road and College Avenue.
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Impaired driver arrested 

On February 28, 2016 at 1:31 a.m., the Guelph Police observed a four door Volkswagon driving erratically in the area of Edinburgh Road and College Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted, the male driver was spoken to and it was determined he had been drinking alcohol. A demand was made for a roadside breath sample. The driver registered a fail and was arrested.

Ian Ballantyne, 38 years of Kitchener has been charged with impaired driving and drive over 80mg. He was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with novice driver BAC above zero. He will appear in court on April 5, 2016.

Drive over 80mg arrest

On February 28, 2016 at 8:20 p.m. the Guelph Police observed a red Hyundai SUV travelling at an excessive speed on Speedvale Avenue East near Stevenson Street North. A traffic stop occurred, and a demand was made for a roadside breath sample. The driver registered a fail and was arrested.

John Gormall, 57 years of Guelph has been charged with drive over 80mg. He was also charged with speeding under the Highway Traffic Act and with drive motor vehicle with open liquor under the Liquor Licence Act. He will appear in court on March 15, 2016.

R.I.D.E.

On February 27/28, 2016 between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. the Guelph Police Service conducted a RIDE program in the City of Guelph.  415 vehicles were checked by officers with 12 roadside screening tests being administered.  Eleven of the twelve drivers were found to be within the legal limit.  One driver that was stopped in the RIDE lanes was found to be a novice driver.  The 19-year-old male driver registered a blood alcohol level above zero and was issued a 24 hours drivers licence suspension.  His vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded.  A 21-year-old female that entered the RIDE lane was arrested for public intoxication when she exited the vehicle she was passenger in and caused a disturbance.  She was transported back to the police station where she was lodged in a cell for her own safety.

RIDE Officers encountered several individuals who had either a designated driver or planned for a safe ride home prior to going out for the evening.

Guelph Police would like to remind drivers that they continue to conduct random spot checks for persons driving under the influence of alcohol.  Registering breath samples over 80 mgs of alcohol per 100 mls of blood will result in an immediate 90 day Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension.  Convictions for impaired driving and driving with over 80 mgs will both result in a minimum of 12 month driving prohibition.

Break and enter

On February 28,, 2016 at 5:53 a.m., the Guelph Police went to a Paisley Road business to investigate a break and enter. The culprit(s) smashed the front door glass to gain entry. Several thousands of dollars’ worth of jewellery was stolen.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Cst S. Boyd at 519-824-1212 at extension #7579. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.

A safe community starts with a safe home. Protect yourself and your family with these home safety tips from Guelph Police investigative support services. You can also check out recent break and enter locations by going to our crime mapping page.

Break and enter

On February 26,, 2016 at 8:41 p.m., the Guelph Police went to a Hands Drive residence to investigate a break and enter. The residents arrived home and found two males inside. The males fled on foot when confronted. The males had entered by smashing a basement window. No theft is reported in this incident. There is no further description of the suspects.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Cst M. Braga at 519-824-1212 at extension #7144. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.

A safe community starts with a safe home. Protect yourself and your family with these home safety tips from Guelph Police investigative support services. You can also check out recent break and enter locations by going to our crime mapping page.

Break and enter

On February 28,, 2016 at 10:58 a.m., the Guelph Police went to a Waterloo Avenue residence to investigate a break and enter. The culprit(s) entered the back yard shed through the unlocked door sometime over the weekend. Two bicycles are reported stolen. 

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Cst K. Kerfoot at 519-824-1212 at extension #7295. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.

A safe community starts with a safe home. Protect yourself and your family with these home safety tips from Guelph Police investigative support services. You can also check out recent break and enter locations by going to our crime mapping page.

Assault with weapon - arrest 

On February 26, 2016 at 11:30 p.m., the Guelph Police went to a home on Westwood Road for the report of an assault. It is alleged that two males that are known to each other became involved in an altercation. One male grabbed a knife, a struggle ensued and the victim was cut on one of his fingers. Police were called and the male was arrested.

A 24-year-old Guelph man has been charged with assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous. He will appear in court on March 11, 2016.

Assault at hospital - arrest 

On February 25, 2016 the Guelph Police investigated an assault complaint at the Guelph General Hospital. It is alleged that a male receiving medical treatment at the hospital began to cause a disturbance. Security attended and the officer was punched in the face.  A struggled ensued and the male kicked out a glass panel of the sliding door to his room and threatened the officer. Once the male was controlled, the hospital continued with his medical treatment.

On February 26, 2016, the male was arrested.

Lucas Jacobs, 54 years old of Guelph, has been charged with assault, mischief under $5,000, utter threats and breach of probation.  He will appear in court on March 1, 2016.

Fraud arrests

On January 28, 2016 the Guelph Police investigated an improperly plated motor vehicle. Investigation discovered that the person to whom the car was registered had no knowledge of that fact and had never purchased or been in possession of that car.

A search of the vehicle history revealed that the involved car, a 2003 Mitsubishi, had been transferred from the ownership of a Guelph used car dealership into the name of the complainant without his knowledge during the month of December, 2014. 

On February 26, 2016 Guelph Police executed a Criminal Code Search Warrant at the involved dealership and seized documents including a sales contract and a photograph of photo identification belonging to the complainant. The sales contract was signed by a salesperson employed by that dealership as well as the purchaser (named as the individual who reported he had no knowledge of the contract). It is alleged that the signature of the purchaser was in fact forged by another involved person.

Kyle Winters, 29 years of Guelph has been charged with forgery and uttering a forged document.

Sohail Khan, 58 years of Guelph (the employee of the used car dealership) has been charged with forgery and uttering a forged document.

Both are scheduled to appear in Court on April 5, 2016.

Theft from cars

Over the weekend the Guelph Police received three reports from Guelph residents about thefts from their cars. The locations were Strathmere Place, Speedvale Avenue East and Gordon Street.

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

February 27–in the area of Deerpath Drive/Imperial Road South from 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.  1 ticket issued.

February 28–in the area of Woodlawn Road West/ Governors Road from 10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  12 tickets issued. 

February 28–in the area of Gordon Street/Stone Road from 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  1 ticket issued.

February 28–in the area of Victoria Road North from 5 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.  3 tickets issued.

Individual traffic stops throughout the city – 47 tickets issued

Remember, unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on city streets is 50 km/hr. 

Police incidents from February 27 to February 29 at 8:30 a.m.

The Guelph Police were involved in 386 incidents in this time frame. Incidents involve everything from traffic stops and accidental 911 calls to domestics and break and enters.