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Guelph Police Reports - Sept. 20, 2017

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Male to locate

Posted on Wednesday September 20, 2017 Subscribe via RSS Subscribe via e-mail Shortly after 8am on September 19th, a school- age girl was walking to school in the area of Pinch Park when she saw a male running towards her.

She began running away and the male, who she did not know, appeared to chase after her. When she reached the safety of nearby St. Ignatius school, the male stopped running and walked back the way that he came. Police checked the area and were not able to locate the male in question.

The male is described as approximately 50 years old with grey hair in a kind of `buzz cut and a shaggy mushroom cut' style and wearing black dress pants, a grey short sleeved shirt with white stripes and black dress shoes.

Anyone who may have information about this incident or this male is asked to contactCst A.Halliday at 519-824-1212 at extension #7448 or by e-mail at . Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at


Collision Investigation

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 8:25am, the Guelph Police Service were called to the area of Gosling Gardens Drive and Doyle Drive, where there was a report of a collision.

The collision was between two vehicles, a silver Honda Accord, driven by a 56 year old Guelph male and a dark grey Toyota Camry, driven by a 48 year old Niagara Falls man. Both drivers and a passenger in the Honda were transported to Guelph General Hospital by ambulance.

The drivers were released with minor injuries and the passenger, who is pregnant, is being held at the hospital for observation. Gosling Gardens was closed for approximately three hours for the investigation.

Police are looking for witnesses to this collision. If you are a witness or have any information about the collision, please contact Cst. Positano at or call 519-824-1212. You can also leave information anonymously by calling CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at .


Trespassing leads to criminal charges

At approximately 1:35am this morning, staff at a Gordon Street business called police when a male was aggressive and then refused to leave when asked. The male provide a false name to police and further investigation lead to the man's nearby vehicle with stolen licence plates attached to it.

The 21 year old male of no fixed address was arrested and charged with obstruct police, two counts of possession of stolen property and two counts of breach of probation. He was held in custody to appear in bail court later today.


Shoplifting investigation

At approximately 3pm on September 19th, Loss Prevention Officers at a Stone Road Mall business approached a female after she concealed a large quantity of merchandise from the store in her backpack and left the store without paying. The female struggled with the LPO and police arrived to arrest the female.

Further investigation revealed that the female was wanted for failing to attend court, obstructing police and breach of probation. She was also found in possession a quantity of marijuana and 2 prohibited knives.

The 31 year old Guelph female finds herself charged with a total of 12 additional criminal charges including theft, drug, weapons, possession of stolen property and breach of court order offences. She was held in custody and will appear in bail court today.


Theft arrest

On the evening of September 18th, there was an altercation between two males on Carden Street. After the two separated and were walking away, one of the males took the others backpack that contained personal items, a wallet with money and identification cards. The suspect was identified on video by police.

Thomas Cunningham, a 41 year old Guelph man was located by police in the downtown core the following day and was arrested for theft under $5000 and breach of probation. He was later released and is scheduled to appear in court on October 24, 2017.


Consumer Awareness

Yesterday the GPS received a number of calls about persons going door to door selling water purification systems. Door to door sales is something that is not new, but there are times when behaviors by sales persons raise questions about the legitimacy of the enterprise.

The other piece is that people are understandably leery about speaking with strangers when they come to their door selling things. Here are some tips for everyone to consider :

  • Remember that you are under no obligation to interact with a salesperson who comes to your home DON'T answer the door if you aren't interested.

  • If you answer the door, don't be taken in by sad stories or high pressure sales tactics. Speak to them outside of your residence

  • Base your decision on their product after you take the time to research it

  • Take down information and get back to them

  • If they refuse to leave your property or feel threatened by the individual, contact police

To find out about your rights and how to protect yourself, take the time to read about Consumer Protection Ontario at

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