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Guelph Police Reports - Nov. 20, 2017

Web posted on November 20, 2017

Theft of vehicle charges

On the morning of November 19th, police were investigating the recovery of a vehicle in the south end of the city that had been stolen earlier in the day from the Niagara region. Police located a male and a female in the area of the stolen vehicle that were in possession of property belonging to the vehicle's owner.

The 27 year old male from St. Catharines is charged with possession of stolen property, theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of obstruct police and breach of probation. He was held in custody and will appear in bail court today.

The 24 year old female, Brooke Pritchard of St. Catharines, was charged with possession of stolen property and released to appear in court at a later date.

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Building tenant charged

In the early evening hours of November 18th a resident of an east end apartment building used a piece of pipe in an attempt to get into a locked room of the building and in the process caused damage to the door.

When the resident was confronted by the building superintendent, the resident swung the pipe at the superintendent. The superintendent was not hit but police were called to investigate.

The 26 year old tenant, Michael Businaro, was charged with mischief and assault with a weapon. He was released and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

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Break and enter charges

On October 27, 2017 a male entered a Woolwich Street apartment and took personal cheques that belonged to the resident. Later the next week the cheques were used fraudulently at an area financial business.

On November 17th the responsible person was located and arrested. Brandon Harron, a 38 year old Guelph man was charged with break and enter as well as two counts of utter a forged document. He was released to appear in court in December.

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Obstruct police charges

On the morning of November 18th, police assisted with a male that was causing a problems with Stone Road Mall security staff. Investigation revealed the male identified himself as someone he was not and he was arrested. He was also found in possession of identification that was not legally issued to him.

The 23 year old Guelph man was charged with obstruct police, possession of identity documents, breach of recognizance and breach of probation. He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in bail court.

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Impaired drivers

On the afternoon of November 17th, a parked vehicle received a considerable amount of damage when it was struck on Clairfields Drive by a Honda Fit. The Honda drove off and was located by police a short distance away.

The female driver registered a "fail" on an approved roadside screening device and was arrested. Additional testing at the station registered readings above the legal limit for the driver.

Lee Ann Brazelot, a 55 year old resident of Guelph was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, drive motor vehicle - over .08mgs and fail to remain at the scene of an accident. She was later released to appear in court in December.

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At approximately 3:40am on November 19th, police stopped a red Toyota Corolla that was driving with a flat tire in the area of Elizabeth Street. Interaction with the driver led police to believer that the driver's ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The driver registered a "fail" on an approved roadside screening device and was arrested. Additional testing at the station registered readings above the legal limit for the driver.

Dylan Stuckley, a 25 year old Mississauga resident was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and drive motor vehicle - over .08mgs. He was released and will appear in court at a later date.

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At approximately 2:06am on November 19th, police were called an area restaurant's drive-thru lane after a customer drove though and then passed out at the wheel. Police were able to awaken the driver who clearly was under the influence of alcohol. The male was arrested and additional testing at the station registered readings above the legal limit.

Declan McSweeney, a 20 year old from Orangeville was charged with impaired care and control of a motor vehicle, drive motor vehicle - over .08mgs and novice driver operate vehicle with blood alcohol over zero. He was later released to appear in court at a later date.

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At approximately 12:39am, police received information about a vehicle that was being operated erratically in the northeast area of the city. The vehicle was located and initially slowed down to stop when police activated emergency lighting but then it continued without stopping. The vehicle eventually stopped after a short distance when the marked cruiser pulled in front of it.

The 50 year old male driver from Guelph was charged with impaired care and control of a motor vehicle by both drug and alcohol, flight from police, three counts of breach of probation and fail to stop for police. He was held in custody and is scheduled to appear in bail court.

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Calls for service

Over the course of the weekend, the Guelph Police Service responded to 602 calls for service.


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