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Guelph Police Reports - July 04, 2014

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Child bit by dog

On July 1st, 2014, the Guelph Police responded to a report of a two year old child that had been bitten by a dog at Riverside Park.

The child sustained injuries on the face, and was transported to the Guelph General Hospital for treatment.

The dog, a Great Dane, was removed by the owner. The matter has been turned over to the Humane Society.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contactCst. M. Nixon at 519-824-1212 at extension #7028. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

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Industrial accident

On July 1st, 2014, the Guelph Police, Guelph Fire and GWEMS attended to a work place accident at a factory in the west end of the city. A 52 year old woman was operating equipment when the tip of her thumb was severed.

She was taken to the Guelph General Hospital by GWEMS and treated. The Ministry of Labour has been notified.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contactCst. J. Finoro at 519-824-1212 at extension #7545. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

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Collision leads to arrest

On July 1st, 2014, the Guelph Police responded to a report of a fail to remain collision that had occurred on Waverley Drive. Several parked vehicles had been struck and damaged. The driver of the responsible vehicle attempted to steal a different vehicle to make his getaway, and eventually ran off on foot.

He was located and arrested a short time later. James MASCOLA, 24 years of Guelph has been charged with fail to remain, impaired driving, drive over 80mg and drive no licence. He will appear in court on July 18th, 2014.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contactCst. D. Mosey at 519-824-1212 at extension #7145. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crimestoppersguelphwellington.com.

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House fire at 325 Paisley Road

On July 2, 2014 at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Guelph Fire Department responded to a report of a house full of smoke at 325 Paisley Rd. in Guelph. A resident arrived home to find smoke in the house and smoke alarms sounding. Fire apparatus from four stations responded to the scene.

The initial arriving unit entered the house and found the source of the smoke in a bedroom at the back of the house. The fire had mostly self-extinguished because the door to the room and the window were both closed. There was, however, extensive smoke and heat damage throughout the house.

There were no injuries to the resident or firefighting personnel.

Fire Prevention personnel conducted an investigation into the cause of the fire and it was determined to be an electrical appliance that malfunctioned. A preliminary estimate of damage is approximately $25,000.

Guelph Police Services (GPS) were also on scene in support of the Fire Department.

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Cyclist struck by car

On July 2, 2014 at 5:10 p.m., the Guelph Police went to the area of the Speedvale Plaza for the report of a cyclist struck by a car. It is alleged that the cyclist was riding his bike on the sidewalk when he was hit.

The 23-year-old Guelph male cyclist was taken to hospital with minor injuries. He was also charged with riding his bike on a sidewalk under the Highway Traffic Act.

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Break and enter

On July 2, 2014, the Guelph Police went to a Lambeth Way residence to investigate a break and enter. The culprit(s) entered sometime over the weekend and a theft is reported.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contactCst 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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Telemarketing advice from the Guelph Police Fraud Unit

The Guelph Police Service Fraud Unit wants to remind citizens to be watchful about what information they provide to incoming telephone calls both live people & automated recordings. It is important to keep in mind that there are numerous scams out there that attempt to gain personal information through "telemarketing". The Fraud Unit recommends you take all necessary steps to verify who you are talking to.

If you are not comfortable discussing personal matters over the phone indicate that and hang up. You can always call back the business contacting you by looking up their phone number from a trusted source or going in to the business in person to discuss things. Remain vigilant about providing personal information to anyone.


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