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Guelph Police Reports - March 06, 2014

Web posted on March 06, 2014

Suspicious male

On March 3, 2014 at 3:15 p.m., an unknown male walking on the sidewalk approached a female youth that was walking home from school on Queensdale Crescent. The male asked her if she could help him find his dog at which time she turned and ran to her residence. The male yelled "Hey where are you going" but she continued to her residence. There was no other contact with this male.

The male is described as light-skinned white, approximately 30-years-old, brush cut brown hair, no facial hair, between 5"10 - 6'0" tall with a medium build wearing a black jacket with an orange zipper, dark colored jeans, grey hoody under jacket with hood up, black work boots with black laces and wearing dark sunglasses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cst. R. Cox at 519-824-1212 at extension #7275. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

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Fraud arrest

On March 5, 2014, the Guelph Police Fraud unit concluded a fraud investigation with an arrest. It is alleged that on September 9, 2013 a female went to a business and opened an account using her real name however, provided a false address and references. She uttered a forged cheque and obtained the money.

Natasha SHEPPARD, 21 years of Toronto has been charged with fraud and utter forged document. She will appear in court on April 11, 2014.

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Monitored Alarm Verification Strategy 2014 In response to the increasing demands for police response to monitored alarms and, in particular, the increased numbers of false alarms within the City of Guelph, the Guelph Police Service is implementing an Alarm Verification Strategy in cooperation with Central Monitoring Stations.

Alarm systems are valuable tools in deterring crime and providing peace of mind. However, false alarms waste valuable resources and put others at risk.

Commencing March 17, 2014, Central Monitoring Stations servicing property owners' premises will be required to verify alarm calls prior to requesting police response. Verified alarm calls will be dispatched to the first available Guelph Police Service officers for response.

Nonverified alarm calls will be processed at a lower level of police response. With the implementation of the Alarm Verification Strategy, individual property owners will no longer be required to register their premises or pay fees (including false alarm fees) directly to the Guelph Police Service. Rather, all applicable fees will be charged by the Guelph Police Service directly to Central Monitoring Stations servicing the property owners' premises.

The Guelph Police Service will charge your Central Monitoring Station a fee of $160.00 for all monitored alarms requesting a police dispatch which are found to be false (i.e. upon arrival, no evidence of criminal activity) or $80.00 if the request is cancelled when police are en route.

It is to be noted that in the case of banks and other financial institutions, requests for police dispatch cannot be cancelled and the fee of $160.00 will be due and payable for false alarms at such premises. Where it is determined criminal activity has, in fact, occurred (i.e. break and enter; property damage) no remittance from the Central Monitoring Station will be required.

The following will be considered verified alarm calls eliciting Guelph Police Service first available officer response:

-->The Central Monitoring Station has established audio communication with the premises and has confirmed the need for emergency assistance; or

-->The premises owner or a party present at the premises has activated the key pad panic authorization; or

-->The Central Monitoring Station has established video contact with the premises and has observed a security breach at the premises; or

-->The Central Monitoring Station has established contact with the premises owner and has confirmed unauthorized activation of the premises alarm or has made at least two attempts, using two separate telephone numbers, to contact the premises owner or authorized key holder, or;

-->The Central Monitoring Station has confirmed the presence of cross zone activation at the premises; or

-->The Central Monitoring Station has confirmed that there is eye witness verification in support of the alarm.

Central Monitoring Stations must sign a service agreement with the Guelph Police Service and ensure adherence to the terms and conditions established therein. When choosing a Central Monitoring Station, we suggest you contact CANASA at www.canasa.org , or the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada at www.ulc.ca . Referrals from friends, family and neighbours are frequently useful when choosing an alarm service provider.

We strongly suggest residents call 9-1-1 in life-threatening situations or when there is immediate danger to life or property.


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