Vehicles Set On Fire, Damaged And Stolen

Guelph Police

Vehicles Set On Fire, Damaged And Stolen

Early on the morning of July 17th, 2019, a silver pickup truck parked at a business on the east end of the city was discovered engulfed in flames. The Guelph Fire Department attended the scene and quickly put the fire out. The vehicle did not belong to the business or any employee. The cause of the fire is suspected to be arson.

While on scene, it was discovered that a company vehicle parked on site had the steering column and dashboard damaged, likely occurring during a theft attempt. It was also discovered that a white Chevrolet Silverado was stolen from the business. The vehicle has not been recovered.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Mark Medulun at 519 824 1212 ext. 7346, 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 reminds the community to be vigilant in both locking and monitoring their vehicles.

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrests And Multiple Charges

Early on the morning of July 18th, 2019, police initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle near the downtown area of the city. Observations made during the traffic stop lead to the arrests of both the driver and passenger of the vehicle. Searches incident to arrest revealed they were in possession of a large amount of narcotics including cocaine, magic mushrooms, marihuana, steroids and Cialis pills.

A 22 year old Guelph female and a 40 year old Guelph male has been charged with numerous drug related offences. They will both appear in court for a bail hearing on July 18.

Thefts Of Motor Vehicle

Sometime during the night of July 17th, 2019, a red Dodge pickup truck was stolen from out front of a residence in the west end of the city. The vehicle has not been recovered.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Kevin Dahl at 519 824 1212 ext. 7168, 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 reminds the community to be vigilant in both locking and monitoring their vehicles.

White Fentanyl Overdoses in Guelph

On July 17th, 2019, there were three overdoses caused by White Fentanyl in Guelph.

The Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy (WGDS) describes White Fentanyl as having icing sugar consistency and seems to be extremely potent. The WGDS also states that atypical overdose symptoms includes arms/legs/hands with muscle rigidity and clenching.

The WGDS warns the public to reduce your risk of overdose by:

  • Carrying naloxone
  • Never using alone
  • Starting low and go slow

For further information, please visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca/harmreduction.

Calls for Service in the last 24 hours: 184

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