An Idling Vehicle Is More Than A Potential Ticket.

Guelph Police

An Idling Vehicle Is More Than A Potential Ticket.

Many people opt to start their car early or leave it idling when the weather is extremely cold. Guelph Police would like to remind you that City of Guelph Bylaw 15945 prohibits leaving your motor vehicle idling. Do you want your vehicle to become a potential crime vehicle if it is stolen?

On January 25, 2019, at approximately 7:25 a.m., a female left her vehicle running in her driveway on Davis Street and went into her residence. Within minutes, she observed another female in the driver’s seat attempting to back the car from the driveway. The unknown female exited the vehicle and fled on foot when confronted by the owner. Police checked the area but did not locate the female.

In another incident on the same date, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a male left his vehicle, a 2006 Toyota Matrix running in a parking lot downtown. Within five minutes, the vehicle was stolen.

Stolen Vehicle Located

On January 26, 2019, at approximately 7:45 a.m., Guelph Police located a black 2017 Honda Fit that had been reported stolen on Vanier Drive. There investigation resulted in the arrest of a 22 year old Guelph male. Matthew Steele faces charges that include Possession of Stolen Property and 4 counts of Breach of Probation. He was held for a bail hearing. 

Other Weekend Arrests

On January 27, 2019 at approximately 1:00 a.m., a 24 year old Guelph male was arrested in the downtown for Public Intoxication. At the police station he was provided the opportunity to speak with counsel by phone. During this call he punched a hole in the wall of the room he was in. Jeffery Brown will appear in court on March 12, 2019 on the charge of Mischief Under $5000.

On January 26, 2019 at approximately 6:40 p.m., Guelph Police attended a business on Woodlawn Rd after receiving multiple calls about a male fighting with a security person. A 44 year old Guelph male was arrested for 3 counts of Fraud Under $5000, Escape Lawful Custody, Obstruct Peace Officer. He will appear in court March 12, 2019.

On January 27, 2019 at approximately 1:00 a.m., a Guelph cab driver brought a 19 year old Guelph female to the Guelph Police station because she was highly intoxicated, not dressed for the cold weather conditions and carried no identification. Police made attempts to contact a suitable place for her to go but were not successful. She was arrested for Public Intoxication.

Impaired Driving Arrests

On January 27, 2019 a 39 year old Guelph male drove to the Guelph Police station in an intoxicated state. He was subsequently arrested for Impaired Driving and further charged with Fail or Refuse to comply with Demand when asked to provide a sample of his breath. Mark Kazik will appear in court on February 12, 2019.

On January 25, 2019 at approximately 8:20 p.m., a Guelph Police officer observed a 2012 Chevy Cruz driving erratically on Waterloo Ave. The 47 year old Georgetown female driver faces charges of Impaired Driving and Drive Over 80. Jennifer Thomsen will appear in court on February 8, 2019.

Calls for Service

From Friday, January 25, 2019 at 6:00 a.m., until Monday, January 28, 2019 at 6:00 a.m., Guelph Police dealt with 641 calls for service.


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