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Guelph Police Reports - May 21, 2014

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Assault/mischief charges

On May 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., the Guelph Police went to the Cardigan Street area to investigate an assault complaint. It is alleged that a male was driving on Cardigan Street and honked at a male pedestrian that was walking down the middle of the road. The driver then parked at his apartment building.

The pedestrian approached him while he was still in his car and punched him in the face. The assaultive male then walked away. A short time later, this male returned and kicked the car, denting it. The driver called police while the male started jumping on the hood of his car further damaging it. Police arrested the male nearby.

Patrick MCDERMOTT, 27 years of Guelph has been charged with assault and mischief under $5,000. He will appear in court on June 24, 2014.


Police Week

The Guelph Police annual Open House was on Saturday May 10 from 10 3 p.m. Approximately 1,000 people from the community came through our doors, which is the highest turnout to date for this event. A BBQ to raise money for the Cops and Kids Christmas raised $740 and the prescription drug drop off saw 71 lbs turned in for proper disposal.

The rest of the week had police visiting a couple area schools to talk about the 911-phone system, fingerprinting, showing the Tactics and Rescue Units equipment as well as canine demonstrations. The top three winners of the High School video contest were announced and police spent Friday morning with Magic 106.1 conducting alcohol screening tests to raise awareness to drinking and driving.

The Guelph Police would like to thank the following community partners who assisted us this week in making our events successful: Fresh Co Pillers Royal City Nursery Guelph Restore Francine Mainguy Brad Barbour Cooperators Wayne Pitman Ford Bob's Towing Shoeless Joe's Kelsey's McDonald's Community Volunteer Patrol (CVP) Conestoga College Waterloo REACT The Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) The City of Guelph Kid's Ability M.A.D.D. Crimestoppers Wellington Victim Services Block Parents Guelph Venturers Raymond Lam, Pharmacist from Homewood Holy Trinity School Ken Danby School Magic 106.1 and CJOY


Assault in store public assistance sought

On May 20, 2014 at 9:42 a.m., the Guelph Police went to the No Frills located at 191 Silvercreek Parkway North regarding a possible domestic assault that occurred in the store. Police were called after it was observed by a member of the public that a male struck a female and then spit on her. It was unknown if the two left the area on foot or in a vehicle.

Police viewed video surveillance that confirmed the alleged acts. The entire incident took place inside the store in the presence of numerous people.

The male is described as possibly Asian, 35-50 years, black hair, glasses, average height and build, and wearing a blue wind-breaker style jacket with a white horizontal stripe on the back, a horizontal striped shirt with a white t-shirt underneath.

The female is described as possibly Asian, 35-50 years, shoulder length straight black hair, glasses, short, medium build and dressed in all black clothing.

Police were unable to locate the two at that time. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the male and female.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cst. S. McBride at 519-824-1212 at extension #7157 or Cst J. Probst at extension 7296. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at


Male arrested assault cause bodily harm

On May 20, 2014 at 6:23 p.m., the Guelph Police went to an Edinburgh Road South residence to investigate an assault complaint. It is alleged that a verbal argument between two male roommates turned physical when one began to punch the other. These punches caused a cut above the left eye of the victim. Police arrested the combative male at the scene.

Young SOHN, 21 years of Guelph has been charged with assault cause bodily harm. He will appear in court on July 4, 2014.


Theft from cars

Over the weekend the Guelph Police received two reports from Guelph residents reporting thefts from their cars. The locations were Paisley Street and Cardigan Street.

This crime is easily avoided by locking your cars and by keeping valuables out of sight or removed from your vehicle. If you do fall victim to this crime, please report using the Guelph Police CopLogic online reporting system. You can find this on the Guelph Police website -

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