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Noise complaints lead the way on first weekend of Project Safe Semester

Guelph police and bylaw officers responded to over 50 calls during the first weekend of the program
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Guelph Police Service and City of Guelph bylaw officers responded to more than 50 calls for service during the first weekend of Project Safe Semester. No major issues were reported.

Calls for service included approximately 15 related to noise complaints or nuisance parties, with officers focusing on education of relevant bylaws to gain compliance. Approximately 10 charges were laid under the Liquor Licence Act for possessing open alcohol in public, and one provincial offence notice was issued for public urination.

Approximately 2:45 a.m. Sunday, officers on patrol in the area of Edinburgh Road South and Youngman Drive noted a male carrying a sign from a nearby business. A 20-year-old male, who told officers he found the sign, was sent on his way after agreeing to return it to the business.

Project Safe Semester continues through Oct. 3. Residents are reminded the intersection of Macdonell Street and Wyndham Street North will be closed Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m., with no parking allowed inside the closed area.