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Guelph Police Reports - May 07, 2014

Web posted on May 07, 2014

Traffic enforcement

On May 6, 2014, members of the Guelph Police Service conducted traffic enforcement in the area of Norfolk Street and Macdonell Street. Officers observed approximately 500 vehicles in a span of three hours.

As a result, eight tickets were issued, for drive hand held communication device and other various offences. The Guelph Police Service remind motorists to buckle up and refrain from using cell-phones while driving.'

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Collision

On May 6, 2014 at 11:30 p.m., the Guelph Police Traffic Division went to a personal injury collision at the intersection of Silvercreek Parkway North and Willow Road. A 2001 Toyota Corolla operated by a 40-year-old Guelph female and a 2001 Dodge operated by a 51-year-old Guelph male were involved.

It is alleged that the vehicles collided in a "T-bone" style of impact. The force of this impact sent the Corolla off the roadway and into the business located at the southwest corner of the intersection. The driver of the Corolla and a male passenger were transported to Guelph General Hospital with minor injuries.

Both vehicles were demolished with an estimated value in excess of $35,000. At the time of this collision, a large portion of the city was subject to a large power outage. This affected a number of signalized intersections, including the one at the collision scene.

Guelph Police would like to remind the public that in the event that you approach a signalized intersection, which does not have power, you are required treat the intersection as a four-way stop. You MUST stop and only proceed when safe to do so.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact Cst D. ALLEN of the Traffic Division at 519-824-1212 ext. #7155.

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McHappy Day

Take some time today for McHappy Day to help kids and families in your community. One dollar from every Big Mac, Happy Meal and hot McCafe beverage sold will go to Ronald McDonald houses and other neighbourhood charities across Canada. The Guelph Police will be at Guelph McDonald's this morning supporting this great charity event.

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Fire investigation update

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.

The Guelph Fire Department has given a preliminary damage estimate to the plaza at approximately $1,000,000.

At this time, Guelph Police, Guelph Fire and the Ontario Fire Marshal's office are still investigating the circumstances of the fire in a coordinated effort.

The Guelph Police are appealing to the public for assistance. We would like to speak to anyone that was a patron of the restaurant on May 4.We are also looking for any video from the surrounding area.

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 www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.


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