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Single vehicle collision On March 5, 2016 at 11:38 a.m., the Guelph Police went to Woodlawn Road and Arrow Road for a single car collision.
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Single vehicle collision

On March 5, 2016 at 11:38 a.m., the Guelph Police went to Woodlawn Road and Arrow Road for a single car collision. It is alleged that a 2011 grey four door Toyota was westbound on Woodlawn Road West near Arrow Road when it left the roadway, travelling a short distance on the sidewalk before it struck two trees and came to rest. Both occupants of the motor vehicle were transported to Guelph General Hospital. The driver, a 74-year-old male from Guelph Township was pronounced deceased by doctors a short time later. The passenger, a 71-year-old female also from Guelph Township, was treated for significant but non-life threatening injuries.

Police were on scene for several hours and had one lane of westbound traffic closed during the investigation. As of this time the investigation is ongoing, pending the results of a coroner’s report.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact  Cst M. Powell at 519-824-1212 at extension #7206. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.

Traffic stop with bicycle leads to arrest

On March 5, 2016 at 1:54 a.m., the Guelph Police attempted to stop a male riding a bicycle downtown without any lighting. The male failed to stop and rode through an alleyway. Police located the male in the Baker Street parking lot and were able to stop him. Investigation determined that he was breaching a condition of his probation and he was arrested. A subsequent search located a loaded black BB pellet gun, the male has a condition of probation to not possess this. Further investigation then determined that the bicycle he was riding had been reported stolen on September 26, 2015.

Damien Hitchcock-Hurst, 19 years of Guelph has been charged with possession of stolen property, weapons dangerous, obstruct police and three counts of breach of probation. He will appear in court on March 22, 2016.

R.I.D.E.

On March 5/6, 2016 between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. the Guelph Police conducted a RIDE program in the City of Guelph.  520 vehicles were checked by officers with 4 roadside screening tests being administered.  All 4 drivers registered alcohol but were found to be within the legal limit. 

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.

Impaired driver arrested

On March 6, 2016 at 12:07 a.m., the Guelph Police received the report of a possible impaired driver on Victoria Road South. Police located the vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted. Police spoke with the male driver, determined he had been drinking alcohol and he was arrested.

Jean-Bernard Renaud, 31 years of Guelph has been charged with impaired driving and drive over 80mg. He will appear in court on March 18, 2016.

Impaired driver arrested

On March 5, 2016 at 3:05 a.m., the Guelph Police were approached while in the downtown and advised of a possible impaired driver. Police located the vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted on Norfolk Street. Police spoke with the male driver, determined he had been drinking alcohol and he was arrested.

Tingkhan Pathowmthong, 38 years of Guelph has been charged with impaired driving and drive over 80mg. He will appear in court on March 22, 2016.

Drive over 80 mg - arrest

On March 5, 2016 at 2:50 a.m., the Guelph Police conducted a traffic stop with a motor vehicle on Gordon Street South. Police spoke with the male driver and a demand was made for a roadside breath sample. He failed this test and was arrested.

Zachary Strickland, 19 years of Guelph has been charged with drive over 80 mg. He was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with speeding, drive under suspension and G2 driver BAC above zero. He will appear in court on March 22, 2016.

Indecent act

On March 06, 2016 at approximately 1:30 p.m., a male exposed himself to a female that was sitting on a bench on the trails in the area of Clair Park. The male then fled into one of the nearby neighborhoods.

The male is described as approximately 5’8”, 25-30 years, with olive complexion, clean shaven and possibly has dark hair/eyebrows. He was wearing a grey hoodie over his head, a grey, possibly camouflage jacket and was carrying a backpack.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact  Cst Z. Martin at 519-824-1212 at extension #7155. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.

Break and enter

On March 4, 2016, the Guelph Police went to a Villiage Crossing residence to investigate a break and enter. The culprit(s) entered the home and stole a purse and jewellery.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact  Cst F. Kecskemeti at 519-824-1212 at extension #7433. 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 March 4, 2016 at 10:51 p.m., the Guelph Police went to a College Avenue West residence to investigate a break and enter. The culprit(s) entered the garage and stole a mountain bike.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact  Cst B. Voisin at 519-824-1212 at extension #7190. 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.

Theft from cars

Over the weekend the Guelph Police received four reports from Guelph residents about thefts from their cars. The locations were Waterloo Avenue, Scottsdale Drive, Moss Place and Rodney Boulevard.

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. 

Recent road safety enforcement

March 4–in the area of Speedvale Avenue/Riverview Drive from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  5 tickets issued. 

March 4–in the area of Speedvale Avenue/ Brentwood Drive from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  5 tickets issued.

March 4–in the area of Paisley Road from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  6 tickets issued.

March 4–in the area of Paisley Road/Stephanie Drive from 1:25 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  8 tickets issued. 

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

Police incidents from March 5 to March 7 at 8:30 a.m.

The Guelph Police were involved in 377 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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