Impaired, stunt charges laid
A Guelph male faces impaired and stunt driving charges after a car was stopped Friday morning driving nearly double the speed limit.
Approximately 3:45 a.m., a Guelph Police Service officer was conducting speed enforcement on Woodlawn Road West near Governors Road when he clocked a Nissan motor vehicle travelling 118 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone.
The vehicle was stopped and when the officer approached he could see several empty and partially-filled containers of alcoholic beverage inside. The driver failed a roadside screening test and was arrested and taken to the police station, where further testing confirmed he had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
A 25-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired operation, stunt driving, speeding and other alcohol-related offences. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 14 days. He will appear in a Guelph court February 1, 2022.
Fraud charges laid
A Guelph female faces charges for allegedly defrauding a provincial social services agency.
Members of the Guelph Police Service General Investigations Unit received a complaint from the agency in November about a possible fraud. As a result of the subsequent investigation, a 28-year-old Guelph female was arrested Wednesday and charged with fraud over $5,000.
She will appear in a Guelph court March 1.
Male arrested for missing court
A Kitchener male who missed a court date in Guelph last summer is back in custody.
The male was to appear in a Guelph courtroom last August on charges including possessing stolen property over $5,000 and obstructing police. A warrant was taken out when he failed to show up.
He was arrested Thursday and has been further charged with failing to appear in court. A 34-year-old Kitchener male was held in custody to appear Friday in a Guelph bail court.
Female faces impaired, drug charges
A female faces impaired driving and drug charges following a traffic stop Tuesday evening.
Approximately 10:30 p.m., Guelph Police Service officers observed a vehicle driving erratically near the downtown. The driver did not immediately react to green lights then was driving well below the speed limit while repeatedly swerving across the centre line.
The vehicle was stopped on York Road, mounting the sidewalk as it pulled over. The driver was showing signs of impairment by a drug. While checking the vehicle for signs of recent drug use, officers discovered baggies containing suspected crack cocaine and fentanyl, as well as pipes and a naloxone kit.
A 60-year-old female from Guelph-Eramosa Township is charged with impaired operation and two counts of possessing a controlled substance. She will appear in a Guelph court March 1, 2022.
Arrest for gassing up stolen car
A Guelph male faces charges after he was caught on video gassing up a stolen car in November.
Just after 1 p.m. November 6, the male attended a gas station in the area of Stone Road West and Scottsdale Drive and pumped gas into an Audi motor vehicle which had been reported stolen from Halton Region.
Guelph Police Service officers recognized the male from previous interactions and also knew him to be a prohibited driver. A 25-year-old Guelph male was arrested Tuesday and is charged with possessing stolen property and driving while disqualified. He will appear in a Guelph bail court Friday.
Banned driver arrested
A Guelph male subject to two lifetime driving prohibitions for impaired operation was arrested Tuesday after he was caught behind the wheel.
Just after 4 p.m., officers saw the male driving on Eramosa Road near Woolwich Street and knew him to be a prohibited driver. The vehicle was stopped and the male arrested without incident.
A 49-year-old Guelph male is charged with two counts each of driving while disqualified under the Criminal Code and driving while suspended under the Highway Traffic Act. He will appear in a Guelph court February 22, 2022. The vehicle, which was not registered in his name, was impounded for 45 days.
Former workplace broken into
A Guelph male faces charges after his former workplace was broken into last weekend.
Approximately 12:20 a.m. January 9, a male attended a business in the area of Woodlawn Road West and Woolwich Street and forced open the front doors. The male was confronted inside the store by an employee, but told that employee he still worked there. Given the time of day the employee was unable to confirm this and allowed the male to remain on scene.
The male logged onto a terminal using another employee’s name and password and processed a return, placing more than $800 on a gift card. A loss prevention officer later reviewed footage and confirmed the male was no longer an employee when he entered the store and fraudulently accessed the computer system.
On Wednesday a 19-year-old Guelph male was arrested and charged with break and enter, fraud under $5,000 and identity fraud. He will appear in a Guelph court February 22, 2022.
Laptop stolen during sale meet-up
The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a male had his laptop stolen while meeting with someone who had arranged to buy it.
On Wednesday evening, officers were called to a home in the area of Grange Road and Cityview Drive North. The victim said he was selling a Macbook Pro and arranged the sale through a popular buying and selling website. The supposed buyer attended the seller’s residence and showed him what appeared to be an e-transfer receipt for a transfer of $1,800 into the seller’s account.
After the male left with the laptop the seller realized the receipt was bogus. The suspect is described as a black male, six feet tall and wearing a blue surgical mask. He was driving a black Mazda SUV or hatchback.
The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Daniel Urbshas at 519-824-1212, ext. 7240, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.
Female faces several charges
A Guelph female was held for bail after being arrested Wednesday on several outstanding charges.
On January 5, a Visa card was stolen from a vehicle downtown and a short time later used at two nearby businesses. A suspect was identified from video surveillance and Wednesday morning a 33-year-old Guelph female was arrested downtown and charged with possessing stolen property, failing to comply with a bail order and two counts of using a stolen credit card.
Investigation revealed the female was also wanted for failing to appear in court last month on several charges, including three counts of possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking. She was further charged with failing to appear and held to appear in bail court Thursday.