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Uber dispute leads to multiple criminal charges

A 20-year-old Guelph woman was arrested in Downtown Guelph on Monday night
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A dispute over an Uber ride ended in several drug and weapons charges for a Guelph female Monday night, report Guelph police.

Shortly before 11 p.m., officers observed a disturbance at the intersection of Wyndham Street North and Carden Street involving a female trying to prevent a male from getting into a car. The female told officers she was fine and just did not want the male sharing her ride.

While speaking to the parties, officers discovered the female was wanted on an outstanding warrant for several crimes including motor vehicle theft and possessing stolen property. When advised she was under arrest for those charges the female began resisting by pulling away from officers and flailing about. Eventually officers were able to gain control of her and handcuff her.

During a subsequent search officers found a large spring-loaded knife in her jacket pocket. Officers also found a sunglasses case containing small amounts of fentanyl, crystal methamphetamine and psilocybin mushrooms, as well as a wallet containing another person’s ID and banking cards.

In addition to the outstanding charges, a 20-year-old Guelph female was further charged with resisting arrest, possessing a prohibited weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possessing stolen property and three counts each of possessing controlled substances, possessing identity documents and possessing stolen credit cards.

She was held for a bail hearing Tuesday.