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Guelph Police Report Dec. 2, 2019

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Fraud Arrest

On March 25th, 2019, two suspects stole a point of sale terminal from a local restaurant located on Harvard road just before closing time. 

From a period of March 25th April 2nd, 2019, the terminal was used by those suspects to charge back or refund several different pre-paid credit cards to a total of over $86,000.00. 

The suspects managed to obtain the security code for the terminals used by the restaurant from a leaked source on the internet.  By obtaining this security code they were able to charge back or refund money onto fraudulent financial cards to be used elsewhere, initially undetected. 

The Guelph Police Service commenced an investigation that would identify one of the suspects as a 41 year old male from Oshawa, Ontario.  The male was recently arrested in Oshawa by the Durham Regional Police Service on other fraud related charges and later brought to Guelph on November 27th to face charges of Fraud Over $5,000.00 and Theft Under $5,000.00.

Arrested on Warrant

A 36 year old Guelph male failed to appear in court on the 26th of November, 2019, to deal with the charges of Theft Under $5,000 x2. Subsequently, a Bench Warrant was issued for his arrest. On Friday, November 29th, 2019, police attended to an address on Silvercreek Parkway and located the accused male. The male was arrested on the strength of the above mentioned warrant and an additional charge of Fail to Appear. He was later released on a Promise to Appear with an Officer in Charge Undertaking.


On November 30th, 2019, Police received a call regarding a possible impaired driver travelling Southbound on Gordon Street, South of Stone Road. Police were able to locate the vehicle in a parking lot of a local residence on Gordon Street. The subject vehicle had struck a parked car while attempting to drive through the parking lot. Police believed the driver of the vehicle to be impaired and subsequently, the 27 year old Guelph female was placed under arrest for Operation while Impaired - Alcohol.

The accused provided two suitable samples of her breath supervised by a Breathalyzer Technician. The results of the tests are as follows; the first test yielded a result of 250mg of alcohol in 100mg of blood. The second test yielded a result of 260mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The accused was subsequently cautioned on a further charge of Operation while Impaired-Blood Alcohol Concentration. Due to the accused holding a G2 license and being considered a novice driver, she was further charged with Novice Driver BAC above Zero contrary to The Highway Traffic Act. She was later released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of December 10, 2019.


On November 30, 2019, Police attended to an address on Waterloo Avenue in regards to a dropped 911 call. Police attended and located a 65 year old Guelph male who had been bitten a number of times in the face. He was subsequently transported to the hospital for treatment. As a result of the incident, Police arrested the responsible individual, a 55 year old Guelph male whom was known to the victim, for Assault Cause Bodily Harm. The accused was transported back to the Guelph Police Service and further held for a bail hearing.