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Guelph Police Reports - November 22, 2012

Web posted on November 22, 2012

Male Arrested In Domestic Incident
On Thursday November 22, 2012 at 1:26 a.m., Guelph Police received reports of a male banging on windows and the front door, yelling at a female inside a residence located on the west side of Guelph. The male left prior to police arrival.

The male was located a short distance away driving a white pick-up truck. When officers tried to initiate a traffic stop the male failed to comply. Officers pursued the vehicle on Oxford Street towards Yorkshire Street North where the truck drove towards an approaching police vehicle, swerving suddenly to avoid a collision. The vehicle then turned onto Suffolk Street and again drove towards a second police vehicle. The vehicle swerved avoiding a collision, and the pursuit terminated due to public and officer safety concerns.

The abandoned vehicle was located a short time later and a police K9 search of the area turned up negative. The male was located a short time later and arrested. Investigation revealed the male was in breach of a condition of his Recognizance of Bail and the truck had been stolen from a Guelph address.

A 27-year-old Guelph male was charged with three counts of Breach Recognizance, Breach Probation, Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000, Flight from Peace Officer, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Drive While Licence Suspended. He was held for a Bail Hearing.

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Male Arrested for Criminal Harassment and Defamatory Libel
In May, 2012 the Guelph Police Service commenced an investigation of Criminal Harassment and Defamatory Libel. The victims in this investigation are a 48 year old male resident of Guelph and a 33 year old female resident of Guelph.

On August 3, 2012, Randolph STEEPE 60 years of Guelph was charged with two counts of Criminal Harassment and two counts of Defamatory Libel. He was released on a Promise to Appear scheduled to attend court on August 16, 2012.

On August 16, 2012 the accused failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On Wednesday November 21, 2012 at 9:00 p.m., Randolph STEEPE 60 years of Guelph was located in Toronto and arrested on the strength of the warrants. He was held for a Bail hearing set for Thursday November 22, 2012.

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Caution: Door-to-Door Sales and Service Scams Water & Air Purification Systems
The Guelph Police Service Fraud Unit wishes to remind the public about protecting themselves from unwanted door-to-door sales or unnecessary service calls, especially those involving water and air purification systems.

We encourage citizens to investigate the services/products offered, and obtain testimonials from those with knowledge of the services/products, contact the Better Business Bureau, and talk to friends and family before purchasing.

Take your time and make an educated decision about the purchase. Do not be pressured into giving away money without prior education.

Visit The Ministry of Consumer Service or call 1-800-889-9768 for information on your rights as a consumer.


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