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Guelph Police Reports - March 11, 2014

Web posted on March 11, 2014


On March 10, 2014, at 2:35 p.m., the Guelph Police went to Wellington Road, west of Fife Road for a collision. It is alleged that a 2003 Saturn was travelling westbound while a 2011 Honda was travelling eastbound. The Saturn crossed over the center line and collided head on with the Honda. Following the collision both vehicles became engulfed in flames while the occupants safely escaped.

The four passengers in the Honda were transported to the Guelph General Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Saturn was transported to the Hamilton General Hospital with serious injuries. The investigation is still ongoing.

If anyone has information or may have witnessed the collision, please contact Cst. Ian Smith at 519-824-1212 ext. 7125 or anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted on-line at


Distraction thefts

The Guelph Police Service would like warn citizens of Guelph about distraction-style thefts occurring in retail stores. The suspects appear to be targeting seniors. They are distracting seniors by offering to assist the senior with trying on clothing or request assistance with a product and steal purses/wallets from their shopping carts.

There have been four of these occurrences reported in Guelph since February 1, 2014.

TIPS --> The professionals are very good at getting in, getting out, and disappearing within seconds.

--> Remember that you can be a victim anywhere.

--> The thieves are opportunists.

--> Pay attention to your belongings and beware of distractions from others.

--> Be sure to protect your PIN when making financial transactions.

Above all, do not risk your personal safety for the sake of your property. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Guelph Police Service or crime stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.

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