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Two impaired driving related arrests and other police news

Reports from Guelph Police Services
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Collision closes Stone Road

On Friday, Dec. 22 at approximately 1 p.m., Guelph police were called to Stone Road and the Hanlon Parkway, where there was a report of a collision.

Three vehicles were involved, with one of them striking a hydro pole. Two of the three drivers were taken to hospital and subsequently released with minor injuries. Total damage is estimated at $10,000.

Eastbound traffic on Stone Road was closed at the Hanlon for approximately two hours.

A 32-year-old Guelph male was charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act.

Traffic stop leads to wanted party

On Saturday, Dec. 23 at approximately 1:15 a.m., a Guelph police patrol officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of London and Edinburgh.

Police immediately recognized an occupant of the vehicle as being wanted. A 30-year-old Guelph male was arrested for fail to attend court, fail to re-attend court and two counts of breaching his probation order. He was held for a bail hearing.

Pedestrian struck – driver arrested

On Saturday, Dec. 23 at approximately 3 a.m., police observed a vehicle strike a pedestrian at the intersection of Wyndham Street North and Macdonell Street.

The pedestrian was not injured, but had to push themselves off the hood of the vehicle to get out of the way. The vehicle then continued northbound on Wyndham Street North. Police were able to catch up to the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Suffolk Street.

As a result of the traffic stop and the subsequent investigation, William Ellis, a 22-year-old Guelph male has been charged with impaired driving, having a blood alcohol level that is greater than 80 mg, possession of a controlled substance, breaching his probation order and related Highway Traffic Act and Liquor Licence Act offences. He was given a Jan. 9, 2018 court date.

Driving complaint results in arrest

On Saturday, Dec. 23 at approximately 6:30 p.m., police responded to a driving complaint in the area of Wellington Street and Fife Road.

Police were able to locate the vehicle described by the complainant. The driver of the vehicle was spoken to. As a result of this conversation, the male driver was eventually identified as being wanted for a Nov. 3, 2017 incident.

On Nov. 3, police conducted an investigation for a disturbance at an apartment on Carden Street. This investigation lead to an arrest warrant for the male relevant to the charges of utter threats, assault and breaching his probation order.

The male driver, an 18-year-old from Guelph, was arrested for the outstanding warrant and additional charges of obstruct peace officer and breaching his recognizance. He has been held for a bail hearing.

Female charged with care and control

On Sunday, Dec. 24 at approximately 3:30 a.m., Guelph police were alerted to a suspicious vehicle parked on Macdonell Street. After speaking to an occupant in the vehicle, police allege that occupant was in care and control of that vehicle while her ability to do so was impaired.

Judy Pararajasingham, a 29-year-old Toronto female, was arrested for care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired and care and control of a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol level greater than 80 mg. She was given a Jan. 12, 2018 court date.

Break and enter

On Dec. 22, 2017, the Guelph Police went to a Woodlawn Road apartment building to investigate a break and enter. The culprit(s) entered sometime overnight broke into a laundry facility, damaged equipment and took change.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Cst A. DePaepe at 519-824-1212 at extension #7195. Anonymous tips can be left at Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at

Calls for service

Between Dec. 22 and 24 (until 7 a.m.), Guelph Police responded to 383 calls for service.