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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Suspicious males, festive RIDE program, collisions, and calls for service

The following are news releases issued bu the Guelph Police Service:

At approximately 5:45 a.m. on Nov. 15, a patrol officer observed two males hunched over on the front porch of an Edinburgh Road home. When the officer started to approach the two males, one got on a bike and rode off and the other one walked away on foot.

On the porch they left behind a duffel bag that contained break-in instruments, copper wire and piping.  The male on foot was arrested and also found in possession of identification that was not lawfully issued in his name.

A 39-year-old Guelph man is charged with possession of stolen property, breach of recognizance, possession of break-in instruments, possession of stolen credit card and possession of identity documents. He was held in custody to appear in bail court.

The identity of the other male is known and he is being sought by police.

On Nov. 15, 2017, Wellington County OPP and the Guelph Police Service launched the festive RIDE campaign. Officers from both the OPP and the City of Guelph conducted RIDE lanes on Wellington County Rd. 18 and during this initiative, 275 vehicles were checked. 

As a result, one roadside breath test was conducted which resulted in a PASS.

This program will be running through the Holiday Season at all times of day at different locations in the area. The Guelph Police Service wishes everyone the best of the holiday season.

Take the time to enjoy the season with friends and family, but if you are going to drink alcohol make other arrangements to get to and from your destinations – Don’t drink and drive!  

During the last 24 hours, police investigated 10 vehicle collisions around the city.

One of those collisions involved two vehicles where one was knocked over onto its side and closed down Gordon Street between Maltby Road and Clair Road for approximately an hour and half at 5:15am this morning. Fortunately there were no injuries reported in this collision.     

Over the course of the day on Nov. 15, 2017 the Guelph Police Service responded to 224 calls for service.