On May 18, 2016 at 10:05 a.m., the Guelph Police went to the Commercial Street area for the report of a male carrying a shotgun. Two area schools were put into hold and secure while police searched the area. The male was located and it was discovered that he had a pellet gun and was shooting at a bird.
The 18-year-old male has been charged under the bylaw for discharging a firearm within the city.
On May 18, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., the Guelph Police went to Walmart to assist with a shoplifter. A male was being observed by Loss Prevention officers concealing items and called police. Police located the male as he left the store with items he did not pay for. A search also located a prohibited knife. The male was arrested, brought back to the station and later released with a court date. Police then received information that the male had verbally identified using a false name. He was located and further investigation determined that he had falsely identified. He was arrested.
A 22-year-old Barrie male has been charged with theft under $5,000, obstruct police, personation with intent, possession of a prohibited weapon and breach of recognizance. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing on May 19, 2016.
Road safety enforcement on May 18
In the area of Paisley Road and Hewitt Lane from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 13 tickets issued
Police incidents from the last 24 hours
The Guelph Police were involved in 200 incidents in this time frame. Incidents involve everything from traffic stops and accidental 911 calls to domestics and break and enters.