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Guelph Police Reports - June 02, 2014

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Motorcyclist crashes

On June 1, 2014 at 1:10 p.m., the Guelph Police observed a black Yamaha motorcycle on MacDonell Street, lift the front tire off the ground and then accelerate to a high rate of speed. The motorcycle then attempted to pass another motor vehicle in the right turn channel onto Elizabeth Street but crashed into the left hand median.

The driver was transported to Guelph General Hospital for minor injuries. Guelph Police had to close the right turn channel onto Elizabeth Street for several hours while they conducted their investigation.

The motorcycle received extensive damages estimated at $12,000.

A 27-year-old Guelph male is facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.

Anyone who witnessed the actions of the motorcycle in the downtown area, or the resulting collision is asked to contact Cst. G. Mitchell at 519-824-1212 at extension #7170. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

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Fire at 249 Speedvale Ave West

Release: courtesy Guelph Fire Department

On May 31, 2014 at approximately 3:33 p.m., the Guelph Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 249 Speedvale Avenue West. Units from the Guelph Fire Department arrived at the scene of TC Industries and found a small fire located in a paint booth.

The fire was quickly brought under control and subsequently extinguished. There is minimal damage to the paint booth and surrounding area. All employees were evacuated with no report of injuries to Firefighting personnel.

The cause of the fire along with an estimate of damage is still under investigation. Also on scene in support were GPD, GWEMS and Union Gas.

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Drug investigation, pursuit, search warrant and arrests - update

On May 29, 2014, the Guelph Police Drug unit concluded a lengthy investigation that led to a short pursuit, a search warrant executed in Puslinch and three arrests. Police were still seeking the male suspect involved in the pursuit.

On May 30, 2014, Pierre THIBAULT, 43 years of Puslinch was arrested and has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving and five counts of possessing a firearm/weapon contrary to prohibition order. He is also charged with fail to stop for police and escape by flight under the Highway Traffic Act. He will appear in court on June 2, 2014.

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Drive over 80 mg - arrest

On June 1, 2014 at 1:12 a.m., the Guelph Police conducted a traffic stop with a motor vehicle in the area of the Hanlon Expressway and Paisley Road. Police spoke with the male driver and a demand was made for a roadside breath sample. He failed this test and was arrested.

Alexander Pereira, 21 years of Guelph has been charged with drive over 80 mg. He will appear in court on June 20, 2014.

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Theft from cars

Over the weekend the Guelph Police received seven reports from Guelph residents reporting thefts from their cars. The locations were Speedvale Avenue East, Chancellors Way, Schiedel Drive, Norwich Street, Victoria Road North, Waxwing Crescent and Weir Drive.

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 - http://guelphpolice.com/cop-logic.

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Man arrested after shaking his dog

On May 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., the Guelph Police went to the Huron Street area to investigate the complaint of threats and animal cruelty. Witnesses allege that two men were walking dogs when one of them picked up his dog with both hands around its neck, lifted and shook it. A male confronted him and was threatened. Police were called and an arrest was made. There is no report of any injury to the dog.

Matthew McMullen, 28 years of Guelph has been charged with uttering threats and cause unnecessary suffering to animals. He will appear in court on July 11, 2014.

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Break and enter

On May 28, 2014 at 5:55 p.m., the Guelph Police went to a Whitelaw Road residence to investigate a break and enter. A side door was damaged to gain entry. There is no theft reported.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. D. Gould at 519-824-1212 at extension #7056. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

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Male fails roadside - arrested

On May 29, 2014 at 12:53 a.m., the Guelph Police conducted a traffic stop with a motor vehicle on Silvercreek Parkway. Police spoke with the male driver and a demand was made for a roadside breath sample. He failed this test and was arrested. The male was then transported to the station to provide breath samples.

Marcus DRISCOLL, 28 years of Moorefield has been charged with fail to provide a breath sample. He will appear in court on June 11, 2014.


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