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Guelph Police Reports - January 30, 2014

Web posted on January 30, 2014

Assault investigation

On January 28, 2014 at 6:36 p.m., the Guelph Police attended to the Harvard plaza parking lot for an assault complaint. It is alleged that two males, unknown to each other became involved in an argument when one assaulted the other. The assaultive male then left the area in his vehicle. The victim did not require medical attention.

The male is described as white, 5'8", reddish brown permed hair wearing a ski jacket and jeans. The vehicle is a Ford F150 pick-up grey in colour.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cst. P. Cook at 519-824-1212 at extension #7413. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

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Canine locates two males arrests made

On January 30, 2014 at 2:00 a.m., the Guelph Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a vehicle on Willow Road for a traffic violation. The vehicle initially failed to stop but when it did the two occupants fled from the vehicle on foot.

A police canine unit attended and conducted a canine track. The canine unit tracked for approximately 1km, locating the suspects in the Paisley/Sleeman Road area.

Further investigation discovered that the vehicle was stolen.

A 25-year-old Guelph man has been charged with being in possession of a stolen motor vehicle; occupy a motor vehicle without owner's consent and two counts of breach probation.

A 22-year-old Guelph man has been charged with being in possession of a stolen motor vehicle; occupy a motor vehicle without owner's consent and weapons dangerous as a knife was located on him.

Both were held in custody pending a bail hearing on January 30, 2014.

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Fraud arrest

In July 2013, the Guelph Police Service Fraud unit began investigating two separate investigations; one was a fraud involving the purchase of house in Guelph. The second was a renovation fraud totalling $190,000.

The same male suspect was involved in both occurrences.

These investigations led to Production Orders being obtained and executed supporting the allegation of fraud. On January 29, 2014 the male turned himself to be charged.

Stephen BALL, 57 years of Guelph has been charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000.00. He will appear in court on March 11, 2014.

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Male arrested after damaging property at two locations

On January 29, 2014 at 11:34 p.m., the Guelph Police attended to an establishment on MacDonell Street to investigate a reported disturbance. It is alleged that a male was located partially clothed in a bathroom.

The male had damaged ceiling tiles and removed speakers from the ceiling. The male fled this establishment when employees tried to deal with him. The male then attended to a variety store on MacDonell where he took three magazines and entered the employee only area.

Employees asked him to leave but he refused. He then started to cause damage to ceiling tiles and wiring and tore the sink from the wall before he finally barricaded himself inside the washroom. Police were able to gain access and arrest the male. Due to the male admitting to consuming a large quantity of caffeine pills and caffeine

drinks, paramedics attended and transported him to Guelph hospital to be medically cleared. A 35-year-old male from Kitchener has been charged with two counts of mischief under $5,000 and two counts of breach probation. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing on January 30, 2014.

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Argument leads to charges

On January 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m., the Guelph Police attended to a Silvercreek Parkway residence for a weapons complaint. Investigation alleges that two male roommates became involved in an alcohol fuelled argument.

One roommate punched the other in the face and police were called. Prior to the police arriving, the male attended the victim's room with a knife, held it to his throat and threatened him. He then left the residence but was located a short time later and arrested. The victim was not injured in the incident.

A 24-year-old Guelph man has been charged with assault, assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing on January 30, 2014.

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Pick-up and SUV owners beware

Last year the total number of pick-ups and SUV's stolen in Guelph was 32 and 9 were attempted. Of the 32 stolen, only 14 have been recovered. This year we have had 3 stolen pickups so far. GM models appear to be the most sought after by thieves and most thefts are occurring between 2:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

Typically these types of thefts occur at factories, as well as hotels, theatres, shopping centres and universities. This pattern is consistent across Southwestern Ontario.


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