Disturbance call leads to arrest
On July 8, 2016 at 1:18 a.m., the Guelph Police went to a motel located on Woodlawn Road to investigate the report of a female screaming in one of the rooms. Police were able to locate the room and found a very intoxicated female and her 8-year-old son. The 24-year-old female was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place. The child was taken to family members.
Arrest on Grange Street
On July 8, 2016 at 2:52 a.m., the Guelph Police observed a male on Grange Street known to be wanted for the charges of theft of motor vehicle and breach of probation. He was arrested and the subsequent search discovered a can of bear spray.
The 25-year-old Guelph man has been further charged with carry a concealed weapon and breach of probation. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing on July 8, 2016.
Theft from cars
On July 7, 2016 the Guelph Police received two reports from Guelph residents about thefts from their cars. The locations were Gaw Crescent and Miller Street.
This crime is easily avoided by locking your cars, keeping valuables out of sight or removed from your vehicle and parked in a well-lit and visible area where possible. If you do fall victim to this crime, please report using the Guelph Police CopLogic online reporting system. You can find this on the Guelph Police website under Online Reporting. You can also check out recent theft from car locations by going to our crime mapping page.
Road safety enforcement on July 7
In the area of Eramosa Road and Speedvale Avenue from 6:15 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. – 2 tickets issued.
In the area of Victoria Road North from 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – 4 tickets issued.
In the area of Watson Road near Eastview Road from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – 6 tickets issued.
In the area of Woodlawn Road East from 3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. – 2 tickets issued.
Police incidents from the past 24 hours
The Guelph Police were involved in 264 incidents in this time frame. Incidents involve everything from traffic stops and accidental 911 calls to domestics and break and enters.
Did you know?
Did you know the Guelph Police web site has a senior safety page? Check it out and protect yourself/your parents.
CRA scams continue to be a problem
Guelph residents continue receiving telephone calls and/or emails that claim to be from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). These are scams that could result in identity thefts or financial loss.
The telephones scams involve threatening and scaring individuals into paying a fictitious debt to the CRA by saying the person is embezzling money and have not filed yearly taxes in years. These calls should be ignored.
The Emails may also contain embedded malware, or malicious software, that can harm your computer and put your personal information at risk of compromise. The CRA does not email Canadians and request personal information.
The email may state “that your income statement for this year is not complete and that your statement registration is not complete because you missed two lines”.
The email has a link that purports to be from the Canada Revenue Agency website. The link takes you to a form requesting personal information (such as your name, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, Social Insurance Number and your personal banking) be submitted electronically (via online submission).
These are not from the CRA. If the CRA does contact you by telephone, there are established processes in place to ensure your personal information is protected. Should you wish to verify the authenticity of a CRA telephone number, contact the CRA directly by using their numbers for business related calls, contact 1-800-959-5525 and for individual concerns contact 1-800-959-8281.
Check the CRA’s website for details on this and other scams in which the CRA is fraudulently used in an attempt to get personal information.
Anyone who receives a suspicious communication should immediately report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or to the institution that it appears to be from.
For information on scams, to report deceptive telemarketing, and if personal or financial information has been unwittingly provided, go to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Web page.