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Guelph Police Reports - May 05, 2014

Web posted on May 05, 2014

Apartment fire at 400 Waterloo Avenue

Release courtesy GFD

On May 3, 2014 at 12:27 p.m., the Guelph Fire Department responded to a reported apartment fire at the above noted location. Fire apparatus from five stations responded to the scene and found a stove on fire in unit #708.

The building was evacuated and fire crews encountered moderate smoke within the unit itself. The fire was quickly brought under control by fire crews and the building ventilated. Only the resident of the unit was displaced.

There were no injuries to firefighting personnel or tenants. At this time, the cause of the fire is believed to be a result of cooking with oil in a pot. Estimated damage to the unit is undetermined at this time.

Guelph Police Service (GPS) and Guelph Wellington Medical Services (GWEMS) along with Victim Services were all on scene in support.


Drive over 80 mg arrest

On May 1, 2014 at 11:32 p.m., the Guelph Police conducted a traffic stop with a motor vehicle for speeding southbound on the Hanlon Expressway south of Wellington Street West. The driver was spoken too and subsequently administered a roadside screening test. The driver registered a FAIL and was arrested.

Kevin INGLIS, 47 years of Guelph has been charged with drive over 80 milligrams and will appear in Court on May 20, 2014.


Missing Person Found

The Guelph Police are would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating a missing 25-year-old autistic male, Jake POMMER. Jake was last seen on May 2,2014 at approximately 2:30 p.m., on Speedvale Avenue.

Jake uses public transit and frequents the area of Speedvale Avenue and the downtown. He also has ties to Kitchener-Waterloo. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Guelph Police Service at 519-824-1212.

Description: 6'2", white male, 190lbs, blue eyes, wears glasses, last seen wearing blue jeans, black shoes, red jacket, dark multi coloured back pack.


Fire investigated

On May 4, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m., emergency services were alerted to a fire at Ken's Family Restaurant, located at Silvercreek Parkway North and Woodlawn Road West. The Guelph Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire in the premises.

One male from the restaurant was taken to Guelph General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Three Guelph Police officers were treated at Guelph General Hospital for smoke inhalation and released.

The investigation continues and anyone with information that may assist the investigation is requested to contact D/Cst Lester Tang, X 7343. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at


Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) Announce National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) is pleased to announce this year's National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day which will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Police services across Canada will be participating in this event.

The National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day has dramatically evolved from a highly successful pilot program between Niagara Regional Police Service and it's community partners to a national effort lead by the CACP and supported by the federal government (through Public Safety Canada and Health Canada), the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, Partnership For a Drug Free Canada and the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

"It is an opportunity for all Canadians to safely dispose of unused pharmaceuticals so they cannot harm others, especially young people" stated CACP President Chief Constable Jim Chu. "Police services and community partners throughout Canada will be providing the public with an opportunity to safely dispose of their unused prescription medication at specified locations."

As Chair of the CACP Drug Abuse Committee, Chief Mark Mander, recognizes the need for all Canadians to play a role in responding to Canada's prescription drug crisis.

"Trends continue to indicate rising rates of recreational misuse of prescription drugs by youth, the majority of whom obtain these drugs from family medicine cabinets and friends. In some regions, health professionals have identified opioid misuses in particular as a public health crisis due to rates of addiction, recreational misuse and overdose deaths. Simply put, unnecessary availability can lead to unintended, tragic consequences."

The public is advised to contact their local police service with regards to prescription drug drop-off locations. In addition, unused / unwanted prescriptions can be dropped off at local pharmacies throughout the year. Partnership for a Drug Free Canada, with whom CACP has been closely working, will be extending this one-day initiative with a National Medicine Take-back Campaign beginning on May 31 and running until the end of 2014. To learn more about this issue, Canadians are asked to visit and follow the link "2014 Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day."

The Guelph Police will be holding a prescription drug drop off at the GPS open house on Saturday May 10, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The open house is located at 15 Wyndham Street South.

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