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Guelph Police Reports - June 15, 2017

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Suspicious person report leads to weapons arrest

Just before 7pm on June 14th, police were called when two males were seen on a central Guelph walking trail stripping down bicycles. As police arrived, they observed them actively stripping down the bicycles and on the ground between them was a conducted energy device, commonly known as a taser. The two were arrested for weapon possession and investigation into the origins of the bikes continues.

Victor Curtis Slade, a 36 year old Guelph man and 35 year old Cian Holland of Rockwood were charged with possession of prohibited weapon and weapon dangerous to the public peace. Mr. Slade was additionally charged with breaching a weapons prohibition order. The two were later released to appear in court on August 1, 2017.

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Drug trafficking arrests

On June 14, 2017 the Guelph Police Service's Drug Unit concluded a drug trafficking investigation with the arrest of two men and women from Guelph. The center of the activity revolved around a Roland Street address where the arrests made and a search warrant was executed. The drugs seized from the individuals included quantities of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.

All four arrested people are being held in custody to appear in bail court. Three of the four are charged with multiple counts of drug possession and drug trafficking. The fourth female is charged with possession of a weapon (knife) and breach of probation.

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Commercial vehicle blitz

On Wednesday June 14, 2017 members of the Guelph Police service with assistance from the Halton Regional Police and Ministry of Transportation conducted a commercial motor vehicle inspection blitz in the south end of Guelph.

This initiative was aimed at ensuring safety and performance standards for commercial motor vehicles were being complied with. In total officers conducted inspections of 24 vehicles, 12 of these vehicles were taken out-of-service for safety issues that required repairs.

Four vehicles had the licence plates seized and were transferred to Unfit status. A total of 36 charges were laid under the Highway Traffic Act during this initiative.

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Request for witnesses

On Monday June 12, 2017 at approximately 10:40pm, a dark coloured motor vehicle struck a silver Honda Civic in the parking lot of the Metro Grocery store 500 Edinburgh Road South causing significant damage to the Honda. The male driver then fled the scene in what is believed to be a Black Acura. This vehicle will have damage to the front end.

Guelph Police are asking for any witnesses to this collision or information about a dark coloured Acura with front end damage to contact Constable B. Murphy at 519-824-1212 ext. 7167 or BMurphy@guelphpolice.ca.

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Police seeking assistance

On June 12th, 2013 at approximately 5:30pm, an 11 year old male child was walking in the area of Willow and Westwood road when he was approached by an unknown male. The male was driving a black SUV and there is believed to have had an adult female passenger in the vehicle with him.

The male is described as an older person with grey hair, average height and build, wearing a blue shirt and black pants. The child was not harmed as a result of this incident.

Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying this male in order that he can be spoken to in regard to the interaction. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Jim Finoro, Guelph Police at 519-824-1212 extension #7545, or jfinoro@gulphpolice.ca.

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Break and enters

Sometime overnight on June 11th, an unknown person(s) broke into the fenced compound of Stone Road business and took 20 used car batteries from the yard. Each battery is valued at approximately $20 and those responsible may try to sell them for scrap of some type.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Cst M. Braga at 519-824-1212 at extension #7144 or mbraga@guelphpolice.ca . Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.

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At approximately 6am this morning, a staff member at the City of Guelph's Wet and Dry Waste Processing Center on Dunlop Drive arrived at work and saw a man going through one of the bins containing electronic recycling material and taking things from inside.

When the man realized he was seen, he ran off southbound towards Stone Road where he had gained entry through the fenced property. Police continue to investigate and there is video equipment at the facility.

This is the second time in as many weeks that person(s) have gained entry to the fenced property to steal electronic recyclables. They have been approaching from Stone Road to the south and either jumping the fence or cutting through it.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Cst S. Pettapiece at 519-824-1212 at extension #7479 or spettapiece@guelphpolice.ca . Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.

Police are also encouraging anyone who is driving in the area of Stone Road at the rear of that property, to call police if they see anyone who appears to be loading things into parked vehicles, walking northbound towards the property fence or lingering about that area with bicycles pulling trailers with recyclables.


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