Robbery Investigation Leads To Numerous Arrests

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Robbery Investigation Leads To Numerous Arrests

In March of 2020, Guelph Police Service officers from Neighbourhood Services, General Investigations and the Drug Enforcement Unit commenced an investigation in relation to an armed robbery that occurred in the south end of the City of Guelph where a handgun was brandished. Please note that no injuries occurred during the robbery.

Further investigation revealed the identities of three adult males that were involved in the robbery.

On the evening of March 27th, police located these three males and a fourth adult male inside a vehicle in a parking lot in the City of Kitchener. All four males were subsequently arrested. Searches incident to arrest located a loaded handgun, pellet gun and a prohibited knife.

The three males involved in the initial robbery; two 19 Guelph males and a 22 year old Guelph male have been charged with:

  • Robbery with a Firearm
  • Careless Use Of Firearm, Weapon, Ammunition
  • Transport Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession Of A Firearm
  • Knowledge Of Unauthorized Possession Of A Firearm
  • Possession Of A Prohibited Or Restricted Firearm With Ammunition
  • Occupant Of Motor Vehicle Knowing There Was A Firearm

One of the 19 year old males has been additionally charged with:

  • Point Firearm
  • Weapons Dangerous
  • Utter Threats x2
  • Criminal Harassment
  • Unauthorized Possession Of A Prohibited Weapon

The fourth male located in the vehicle; a 21 year old Kitchener male has been charged with:

  • Careless Use Of Firearm, Weapon, Ammunition
  • Transport Firearm
  • Unauthorized Possession Of A Firearm
  • Knowledge Of Unauthorized Possession Of A Firearm
  • Possession Of A Prohibited Or Restricted Firearm With Ammunition
  • Occupant Of Motor Vehicle Knowing There Was A Firearm
  • Firearm Possession Contrary To Order
  • Breach Probation x2

All four males were held in custody pending a bail hearing on March 31st.

 

Counterfeit US Bills Used To Purchase Merchandise

On March 27th, 2020, an unknown person attempted to pass $500 in counterfeit United States currency at a business located near the intersection of Wellington Street West and Imperial Road South in the City of Guelph. The clerk refused the currency as it was found to be counterfeit.

That same day at 2:23pm, the same person entered a store located near the intersection of Woodlawn Road East and Woolwich Street, and purchased $160 worth of merchandise with counterfeit United States currency.

The person was observed leaving the area in a black Dodge Charger with black tinted windows and a spoiler on the rear.

The Guelph Police Service would like to speak with the male in the attached picture in regards to the incidents.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Matthew Ball at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7525, email him at mball@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

The Guelph Police Service would like to remind everyone to be vigilant in inspecting the current bills they possess and all bills they receive in the future.

 

Impaired Driver Arrested After Leaving Crash Scene

On March 29th, 2020, at 4am, an adult male crashed a vehicle into a hydro pole located near the intersection of Edinburgh Road South and Galt Street in the City of Guelph. After the collision, the male left the scene on foot.

 

At 4:19am, police located the male two blocks away from the collision and he was subsequently arrested.

 

A 31 year old Guelph male has been charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired
  • Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration
  • Fail To Remain
  • Fail To Report Damage To Property On Highway
  • Driver Fail To Properly Wear Seatbelt
  • Novice Driver Blood Alcohol Concentration Above Zero

 

The male’s Driver’s Licence has been suspended for 90 days and his vehicle has been impounded for 7 days.

He will appear in court on July 10th.

 

Officer Assaulted During Arrest

On March 27th, 2020, at 6:09pm, members of the Guelph Police Service attended to a residential complex located near the intersection of Applewood Crescent and Willow Road in the City Of Guelph in regards to an apprehension under the Mental Health Act. While at the scene, a teenage female who was unrelated to the incident confronted police and started an argument during the apprehension. Police continued the apprehension, and prior to leaving the scene, the female kicked the rear passenger door of the cruiser a number of times.

After arriving at the Guelph General Hospital, officers observed the rear passenger door to be kicked in with approximately $2,500 worth of damage.

At 9:34pm, police found the female at a residence located near the intersection of Schroder Crescent and Grange Road. During the subsequent arrest, the female slapped an officer on the top of the head and kicked the officer in the shin.

A 17 year old Guelph female has been charged with:

  • Mischief Under $5,000
  • Assault Peace Officer
  • Fail To Comply With Sentence Or Disposition

She will appear in court on July 8th.

 

Two Impaired Drivers Arrested After Driving Complaints

On March 27th, 2020, at 4:54pm, the Guelph Police Service received a driving complaint from a concerned member of the public advising that a vehicle driven by an adult male had failed to stop at a red light near the intersection of Clair Road West and Gordon Street in the City of Guelph.

At 5:19pm, police located the vehicle driving near the intersection of Clair Road East and Farley Drive and initiated a traffic stop.

At 5:35pm, after performing poorly during Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, the male was arrested. A search incident to arrest revealed 7.17 grams of Cocaine, 11x30mg Adderall pills and five pints of Promethazine with Codeine cough syrup.

A 20 year old Mississauga male has been charged with:

  • Impaired Operation – Alcohol And Drugs
  • Possession Of A Controlled Substance x3

He will appear in court on July 17th.

On March 28th, 2020, at 10:05am, the Guelph Police Service received a driving complaint from a concerned member of the public advising that a vehicle driven by an adult male had started to go through a red light near the intersection of Edinburgh Road South and College Avenue West in the City of Guelph. The vehicle then came to stop within the intersection, started to back up, then stopped again and put on its 4-way lights. The vehicle waited for the light to turn green, then continued driving, hitting several curbs on both sides of the street.

At 10:10am, police located the vehicle near the intersection of Wellington Street East and Gordon Street, stopped at a green light. Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop by activating the cruiser’s emergency lighting, at which time the vehicle started reversing towards the police cruiser. Police then activated the siren to avoid a collision.

At 10:13am, after speaking with the male, he was subsequently arrested.

A 27 year old Guelph male has been charged with:

  • Operation While Impaired
  • Dangerous Operation

He will appear in court on July 14th.

Both males also had their Driver’s Licences suspended for 90 days and their vehicles impounded for 7 days.

 

Black Volkswagen Golf Highline Stolen

Some time between 7am and 9am on March 27th, 2020, a black 2016 Volkswagen Golf Highline (valued at $20,000) parked out front of a residence located near the downtown core of the City of Guelph was taken. The owner had dropped the keys near the house approximately three days earlier and was unable to locate them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Special Constable Tim Jotham at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7184, email him at tjotham@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

Calls for Service in the last 72 hours: 524

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