Weapon call – two arrested – update
On May 8, 2019 at approximately 10:38 a.m., Guelph Police went to the area of Westwood Road and Willow Road for the report of a man with a weapon. Police controlled the area, including placing area schools into hold and secure.
The investigation has lead to two men being arrested and the weapon has been located. The hold and secure for area schools is lifted and there is no concern for public safety.
A more detailed release will follow.
Investigation discovered that the two men had become involved in verbal argument. The altercation escalated into a physical fight where at some point one of the men pulled out bear spray. The second man then showed what was believed to be a handgun at which time he was sprayed. He then got into his motor vehicle and attempted to drive away but crashed into a pole in the parking lot. He then exited his vehicle with the gun and made his way to a nearby store.
Both men were arrested. The gun was a pellet gun that looked similar in appearance to a Glock pistol.
A 37-year-old Guelph man has been charged with weapons dangerous and dangerous operation of a conveyance. He will appear in court on June 4, 2019.
A 38-year-old Guelph man has been charged with assault with a weapon, administer noxious thing and unauthorized possession of a weapon. He will appear in court on June 11, 2019.
Assault with a hammer – arrest made
On May 8, 2019, at 6:36 p.m., Guelph Police attended to the area of 275 Scottsdale Drive for the report of a male with a hammer chasing and striking another male on a bicycle. Investigation discovered that the two men were known to each other. One man had been struck with the hammer and punched; he was taken to hospital and treated for his injuries. The other man had left prior to police arrival. He was later located and arrested.
The 33-year-old Guelph man has been charged with assault with a weapon, assault, weapons dangerous and breach probation. He will appear in court on June 21, 2019.
Break and enter
On May 8, 2019, the Guelph Police went to a Deerpath Drive location for a break and enter. Sometime overnight, a locked trailer was entered and a theft of wire and tools is reported.
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Cst. J. Hobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.
Three arrested on warrants
A 28-year-old Guelph man arrested on a warrant for multiple offences. He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
A 33-year-old Guelph woman arrested on a warrant for fail to re-attend court. She was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
A 42-year-old Guelph man arrested on a warrant for breach undertaking. He will appear in court on June 4, 2019.
Police presence on Bagot Street
On May 8, 2019 in the early afternoon hours, Guelph Police went to a Bagot Street location to help a man in medical distress. Police were in the area for several hours and were able to successfully conclude this incident ensuring the man received the help he needs.
Theft from cars
On May 8, 2019, the Guelph Police received eight reports of theft from cars. The locations were Victoria Road North, Farley Drive, Zaduk Place, Wyndham Street South, Lee Street, Macdonell Street, Lonsdale drive and Brentwood Drive. In two of these incidents, credit and debit cards have since been reported as used.
This crime is easily avoidable. Please lock your cars and do not leave belongings visible. If you do become a victim of this crime you can report it through the Guelph Police online reporting portal.
Calls for Service
Over the past 24 hours the Guelph Police Service dealt with 235 calls for service.