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Guelph Police Reports - Nov. 13, 2017

Web posted on November 13, 2017

Armed Robbery

On November 12, 2017 at approximately 3:15pm, three males entered a variety store in the east end of the city, demanding money. One male was seen brandishing a handgun. The males then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

The following is a description of the males:

Dark skinned, thin build, blue winter jacket, blue baseball cap and blue jeans, in his early 20s

Caucasian, blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, wearing sunglasses, thin build, in his early 20s

Caucasian, light coloured winter jacket, late teens, early 20s, short and thin

All three males had their faces disguised.

If you have any information about this incident please call D/Cst. MacKenzie at 519-824-1212 ext. 7202. If you would like to stay anonymous, call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.csgw.tips .

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First Snowfall Collisions

The first snow of the year had a significant impact on Guelph Police resources. The following is a breakdown of collision categories that police responded to between 1pm on November 9 and 7am on November 11:

31 collisions involving property damage only (no injuries)

3 collisions involving injuries, none involving anything serious or life threatening

3 hit and run collisions

1 fatality (already reported on)

Please think of these numbers when the next snow day(s) occur. It's not sufficient just to slow down. When roads are snowy and icy, drivers need to increase their following distance by a significant amount.

Also, drivers should leave themselves extra time to get to their destination to avoid the anxiety of running late, which could cause a person to take chances and push the envelope on the roads.

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Fatal Collision

On Thursday November 9, 2017 at approximately 6:00pm, a 63 year old Guelph resident was operating a motorized wheelchair northbound in the southbound curb lane of Gordon Street south of Poppy Drive.

The wheelchair came into collision with a 2005 Ford Taurus that was travelling southbound in the southbound curb lane. That motor vehicle was operated by a 45 year old Burlington male.

The 63 year old victim was transported to Guelph General Hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after 7:00pm.

The driver of the Ford Taurus did not suffer any injuries.

Gordon Street was closed between Clair Road and Maltby Road for approximately 5 hours while the scene was examined by Collision Reconstruction Investigators.

Any person(s) who witnessed the collision or who observed a male operating a motorized wheelchair on Gordon Street south of Clair Road is asked to contact Constable Dan MOSEY at 519-824-1212 extension 7225 or by email at Dmosey@guelphpolice.ca.

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Other collisions

There were only two reported collisions during the day until the wet snow/rain began to fall later in the afternoon and throughout the evening hours. After that, police responded to eight other collisions.

Winter driving season is upon us and everyone needs to make adjustments to allow for the change in road conditions. Those adjustments need to include some simple steps;

  • Leave earlier - Give yourself more time to get to where you are going to allow for a slower/longer drive
  • Slow down - Give yourself more distance to stop when you are following other vehicles
  • Check to make sure that all your exterior lighting is turned on- not just the running lights which is a default setting for many models of cars.
  • Properly defrost your all of your vehicle's windows and clear off any snow before you head out on the road- Having a little spot to look out your windshield until the rest of the windshield defrosts is an unsafe condition to operate your motor vehicle
  • Get snow- rated tires on your vehicles they are specifically engineered to enhance driving performance in winter conditions. They do make a difference.

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On November 8, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m., a 21-year-old male was driving a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck southbound on Gordon Street. As he turned left to eastbound College Avenue he struck a 20-year-old male who was riding a bicycle northbound across College Avenue within the crosswalk. The male was ejected from the bicycle coming to rest on the roadway.

The pickup truck driver was not injured in the collision.

The cyclist was transported to Guelph General Hospital for treatment of a minor arm and head injury. He has been charged with Cyclist Ride within a crosswalk.

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On November 8, 2017 at approximately 4:25 p.m., a 2002 Nissan Sentra was travelling northbound on Gordon Street in the northbound passing lane. As that motor vehicle approached the intersection of Gordon Street and Arkell Road, the traffic signal changed from green to amber and then to red.

It is alleged that the 31-year-old female driver accelerated and entered the intersection on the red traffic signal. The Nissan struck the right front of a 2008 Ford Escape that was turning left from southbound Gordon Street to eastbound Arkell Road.

The driver of the Nissan suffered minor injury. She has been charged with Careless Driving.

The 38-year-old female driver of the Ford Escape suffered a minor arm injury.

Neither driver was transported to hospital.

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Break and enters

On November 8, 2017, the Guelph Police received the report of a break and enter to the garage of an Arthur Street North residence. The culprit(s) entered sometime during the afternoon and stole a bicycle.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Guelph Police at 519-824-1212 at extension #7241. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.

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On November 9, 2017, at 4:11 a.m., the Guelph Police went to a Dawson Road business for an alarm call. It was discovered that a break and enter had occurred. The culprit(s) entered by damaging the front door. A theft is reported.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. Estabrooks at 519-824-1212 at extension #7259. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.

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Theft from vehicles

On November 8, 2017 it was reported to police that four vehicles across the city were entered by unknown persons. The locations were Inkerman Street, Surrey Street West, Woolwich Street and Willow Road.


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