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Guelph Police Reports - March 18, 2014

Web posted on March 18, 2014

Keg parties

On the weekend of Saturday / Sunday March 15/16th the Guelph Police began a proactive campaign in preparation for St. Patrick Day festivities. Guelph Police became aware of several planned keg parties for St. Patrick's Day.

Under the Liquor Licence Act, it is illegal to sell alcohol without a licence. Furthermore, party planners were told that large "keggers" can be dangerous as there is often over crowding.

On Monday, March 17, 2014 Guelph Police learned that several planned parties had been cancelled, indicating people did heed the police warning. Unfortunately, not everyone took the police caution seriously. Police were advised of two very large keg parties and began investigating.

Through investigation, police were able to obtain search warrants for 15 Youngman Drive and 9 College Avenue West. Police executed search warrants at both of these locations and seized nine Kegs.

Police further charged six individuals with unlawfully selling liquor under section 5(1) of the Liquor Licence Act and at least one further charge is pending.

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Busy 24 hours of high enforcement

On March 17 and into the early hours of March 18, Guelph Police made an extended effort on pro-active high enforcement to help curb issues within the community due to St. Patricks Day partying.

Starting at 11:32 a.m. with the first public liquor offence, police would have a total of 25 separate liquor related incidents leading to 37 Liquor License Act fines being handed out. Police also issued 8 public urination fines and made 7 public intoxication arrests.

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St. Patricks Day alcohol/driving arrests

On March 17, 2014, members of the Guelph Police Traffic division were assigned to pro-active policing details to monitor St Patrick day festivities in the south end and downtown areas.

This included a R.I.D.E which checked approximately 400 cars. This pro-active policing continued into the morning of March 18.

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On March 17, 2014 at 4:48 p.m., a vehicle was stopped on on Scottsdale Drive by Stone Road. The male driver was spoken to and given a demand for a roadside screening test which he failed. Francesco STALTERI, 22 years of Oakville has been charged with drive over 80mg and will appear in court in April.

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On March 18, 2014 at 1:18 a.m., a vehicle was stopped on Gordon Street, south of College Avenue. The male driver was spoken to and given a demand for a roadside screening test which he failed. Tyler CHAPMAN, 29 years of Burlington has been charged with drive over 80 mg. He will appear in court in April.

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On March 18, 2014 at 1:18 a.m., the Guelph Police received a call about a possible impaired driver. Police located the vehicle minutes later on Schroeder Crescent. The male driver was spoken to, it was determined he was impaired and he was arrested. James ROCHE, 38 years of Kitchener has been charged with impaired driving and drive over 80 mg. He will appear in court in April.

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On March 18, 2014 at 5:19 a.m., the Guelph Police received a call about a possible impaired driver. Police located the vehicle minutes later on College Avenue and Edinburgh Road. The male driver was spoken to, it was determined he was impaired and he was arrested. Michael RUEL, 22 years of Delhi has been charged with impaired driving and drive over 80 mg. He will appear in court in April.

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Pedestrian struck

On March 17, 2014 at 5:38 p.m., the Guelph Police responded to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle call at Speedvale Avenue and Delhi Street. It is alleged that a vehicle was turning and struck a male pedestrian as he crossed the road. The pedestrian was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries.

The female driver has been charged with fail to yield to a pedestrian under the Highway Traffic Act.

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Break and enter

On March 18, 2014 at 2:22 a.m., the Guelph Police went to a business on Wyndham Street to investigate a break and enter. Police received the call that a male had been observed smashing the front window and entering. The male was gone prior to police arrival and no theft is reported.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cst. S. Bangay at 519-824-1212 at extension 7029. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.


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