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Guelph Police Reports - December 06, 2013

Web posted on December 09, 2013

Pedestrian struck

On December 5, 2013 at 9:49 a.m., the Guelph Police attended to the area of Woolwich Street and Marilyn Drive to investigate the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. It is alleged that a four door Toyota struck the pedestrian as he crossed Woolwich Street at Marilyn Drive.

The 81-year-old male pedestrian received minor injuries. The collision caused traffic to be disrupted until shortly after 11:00 a.m., while police investigated.

The collision is still under investigation and witnesses are asked to contact the investigating officer Cst. Greg Kaut of Traffic Services at 519-824-1212, extension #7480.


Single motor vehicle collision

On December 5, 2013 at 11:12 p.m., the Guelph Police attended to the area of Janefield Avenue to investigate the report of a collision. It is alleged that the single motor vehicle struck a hydro pole seriously damaging it.

Hydro was called and Janefield Drive was closed between Scottsdale Drive and Torch Lane for several hours while Hydro worked on repairs.

The 23-year-old male driver has been charged with careless driving under the H.T.A. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the investigating officer Cst. Darrin Vandenenden at 519-824-1212, extension #7287.


Break and enter

On December 5, 2013 at 6:16 p.m., the Guelph Police attended to a Hilldale Crescent home to investigate a break and enter. Culprit(s) entered the home sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The point of entry is undetermined. The theft of an IPAD has been reported.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cst Joel Apps at 519-824-1212 ext. 7162. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at


Stuff an ambulance, cruiser, fire truck food drive

On December 7, 2013 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., members of the Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services, Guelph Police Service and Guelph Fire Department will team up with Zehrs and volunteers from the Guelph Food Bank to collect food donations at the Zehrs Store on Paisley Road and the Zehrs Store on Kortright Road. We are prepared to fill our emergency vehicles with food donations for the Guelph Food Bank.

Last year we collected at the Paisley location and through the tremendous generosity of our citizens we received the equivalent of over 8,800 lbs in food and cash donations. This year we are pleased to collect at two stores and hope to build on last year's success.

Please come out to the Imperial Road Zehrs Store or Kortright Road Zehrs to support Guelph emergency services and the Guelph Food Bank in our effort to provide food security to those facing economic hardships.


Festive R.I.D.E.

The Guelph Police will begin their annual Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign on December 7, 2013. The campaign will continue until after New Year's Eve. This year, you will not drive away empty handed. Arrive Alive Ontario has supplied safety booklets that include Pizza Pizza coupons; these will be handed out to those drivers who are driving responsibly.

Year after year, the Festive RIDE program proves effective in taking impaired drivers off our roads. Impaired driving is a public safety problem year-round, but sadly the possibility of someone drinking and driving worsens during the holidays.