Suspicious person call leads to numerous charges

On October 1, 2018, at approximately 6:22 a.m., Guelph Police received a call about a male in a parking lot in the area of Mountford Drive.

Police attended to the area and located the male in a vehicle.  Police spoke to the male and observed stolen property in the vehicle and the male was arrested.  Search incident to arrest, police located several items including bear spray, stolen cheques, identify documents that did not belong to the male, break in tools, and bank documents that were not the in the name of the male.

As a result, Taylor McKINSTRY, a 25-year-old-Guelph male was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000, Carry Concealed Weapon, Possession of Break and Enter Instruments, two counts of Possession of Identity Documents, three counts of Possession of Forged Documents, Forgery, Theft of Mail, breaching his Recognizance, and two counts of breaching his Probation Order.

McKINSTRY appeared in bail court on October 1, 2018.

Fentanyl arrest

On October 1, 2018, at approximately 7:12 p.m., Guelph Police were called to a business in the area of Gordon Street and Kortright Road in regard to a male locking himself in the bathroom.

Police spoke with male in the bathroom and while speaking with the male, observed a loaded syringe which is believed to be Fentanyl.  The male was arrested and police also located cheques that did not belong to the male.

Justin PREZBRUCH, a 31-year-old Guelph male was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, two counts of Possession of Stolen Property, as well as breaching his Probation Order.  PREZBRUCH is scheduled to appear in court on November 16, 2018.

Calls for service

In the last 24 hours, Guelph Police dealt with 238 calls for service.


Project Safe Semester Stats – Week 4 September 27th – September 30, 2018

Project Safe     Semester is a collaboration involving

  •     City of     Guelph (various departments)
  •     Guelph     Police Service
  •     Guelph     By-Law Enforcement
  •     Guelph Fire     Department
  •     Downtown     Guelph Business Association
  •     Alcohol and     Gaming Commission of Ontario-Investigation and Enforcement Bureau
  •     Guelph     Transit
  •     Public Works
  •     Downtown     Guelph Business Association
  •     Guelph-Wellington     Emergency Services
  •     Central     Students Association
  •     University     of Guelph

These     stakeholders have teamed up to address the late night issues in the     downtown core and in residential neighbourhoods which have a high     concentration of student housing.  Safe Semester runs until September     30th, 2018.

Guelph     Police Officers, in conjunction with By-law officers and University of     Guelph Off Campus representatives, throughout the duration of Safe Semester     will continue to attend to residences proactively to educate the residents     as to their responsibilities and the risk they encounter if they host a     party.




Safe Semester 2018   Week 4 Sep 27-30


Impaired/Over 80 Arrests


Intoxication Arrests


Open Liquor Tickets


Public Urination Tickets


Noise Complaint Tickets


Nuisance Party Charges


Total Noise Complaints   Investigated


Presenting as Evidence of   Age Documentation



Parking Tickets Downtown


Downtown Tows



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