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Guelph Police Reports - January 18, 2013

Web posted on January 18, 2013

THREE VEHICLE COLLISION
On January 17, 2013, at 9 a.m., Guelph Police attended to the intersection of Silvercreek Parkway and Speedvale Avenue for a three vehicle collision. Investigation alleges that a Ford Focus was southbound on Silvercreek Parkway North and entered the intersection at Speedvale Avenue.

The Focus struck a Jeep Liberty that was turning left from northbound Silvercreek to Speedvale. The impact between the Ford and the Jeep caused the Jeep to strike the front end of a school bus that was stopped (facing east on Speedvale Avenue) for the red light. There were no passengers on the school bus at the time of the collision.

The female driver of the Ford Focus suffered minor injuries that did not require treatment at the scene. The male driver of the school bus and the male driver of the Jeep did not sustain any injuries in the collision.

The male driver of the Jeep, a resident of Guelph, was charged with the Highway Traffic Act offence of turn not in safety.

Any person(s) who witnessed this collision are asked to contact Constable Daniel MOSEY of the Traffic Division at (519)824-1212 extension 7145. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted on-line at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

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SIX CAR COLLISION
On January 17, 2013, at 3:45 p.m., Guelph Police attended to a multiple vehicle collision on Gordon Street, north of Edinburgh Road. Police investigation alleges that the initial collision occurred when two northbound vehicles had stopped for a southbound school bus which was in the process of off-loading students.

Two other northbound vehicles then drove into the rear of the stopped vehicles. After this collision a fifth vehicle which had to take evasive action was also struck from behind by another northbound vehicle.

In total six vehicles were involved, however there were no injuries. Traffic on Gordon Street was backed up for over an hour as investigators conducted the investigation. Two of the vehicles involved in the collision had to be towed from the scene. Damage is estimated to be over $25,000 to all vehicles involved. Charges are pending in this collision.

There was a light snow at the time of this collision; drivers are reminded of their responsibility to maintain a safe following distance and to adjust their speed in inclement weather.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer Cst. Greg KAUT at 519-824-1212 ext. # 214. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted on-line at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO ARREST
On January 18, 2013, at 2 a.m., Guelph Police conducted a traffic stop at Gordon Street and College Avenue. Police spoke with the male driver and a demand was made for a roadside breath sample. The driver refused to provide this sample and was arrested.

Sohrab RAHMATY 28 years of Guelph was charged with failure to provide breath sample. He will appear in court on March 22, 2013.

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PAINT BALL SHOOTERS ARRESTED
On January 18, 2013, at 3 a.m., Guelph Police were contacted by a cab driver advising that their cab had been struck by several paint balls. Police attended the scene and a police cruiser was struck by several paint balls on arrival. A witness assisted police with suspect descriptions and location.

A Canine Unit attended and conducted a track. The track led to an address on Mary Street where one male suspect was observed entering the residence. This man was arrested at the residence a short time later. Subsequent to his arrest he was also found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana worth approximately $600. A second canine track was initiated and led to the arrest of another male located on Forest Street.

Nicholas TAYLOR, 19 years of Toronto has been charged with mischief under, weapons dangerous and trespass by night.

Krzysztof WYSKA, 19 years of Toronto has been charged with mischief under, weapons dangerous, trespass by night and possession for the purpose of trafficking narcotics. Both will appear in court in February.

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PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY POLICE CRUISER
On January 17, 2013 at 6:10 p.m. a Guelph Police cruiser was exiting the parking lot of the Guelph General Hospital at 115 Delhi Street. At that time the cruiser struck a lone pedestrian who was walking on the sidewalk.

As a result the 54 year old female pedestrian was treated at the Guelph General Hospital and admitted for non-life threatening injuries. The lone officer operating the police cruiser was not injured. As a result, the Ontario Special Investigations Unit was contacted and invoked their mandate to investigate the matter.

As such the SIU as Regulated by the Police Service Act will control all further media releases on the matter until such time as a decision is rendered by the SIU.


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