On October 6, 2017 at approximately 6:50am, a 25 year old Guelph female was riding her bicycle southbound on Gordon Street, in the bicycle lane. A pickup truck was eastbound on McGilvray Street. The pickup and bicycle collided in the intersection. Injuries to the cyclist and damage to the vehicles were minimal. The driver of the pickup truck, a 55 year old Guelph male, was charged under the Highway Traffic Act.
On October 6, 2017 at approximately 9:46am Guelph police received a complaint from an individual who stated he purchased a television from the “back of a truck” for $100. When he brought the package home, there was no television inside. The complainant did not provide a description of the vehicle or individual who sold the television.
This is the second incident of this nature that has been reported to police in the last few days. Guelph Police would like to warn anyone, if you come across someone selling items from the back of a truck and those items have prices that are too good to be true, you may want to think twice before engaging in a transaction.
Male Arrested on a Warrant
On October 7, 2017 at approximately 8:30pm Guelph police officers were on patrol in the area of Wellington / Neeve and observed a male known to be wanted riding on a bicycle. Police attempted to stop the person and he fled from them. After a short pursuit, police were able to catch up and arrest the male.
James Ryan, a 23 year old Guelph male, was arrested for several outstanding charges. He was allegedly found to have drugs on his person and was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking and fail to attend court. He was held for a bail hearing that occurred on October 10, 2017.
Two Males Arrested Downtown Guelph
On October 7, 2017 at approximately 10:55pm, Guelph police officers were on patrol in downtown Guelph when they were made aware of a disturbance. After speaking to one of the males involved in the disturbance, police began to arrest him for public intoxication. A physical struggle then ensued when police attempted to arrest the male. The male allegedly assaulted police during this process.
During this incident, a second male is alleged to have interfered while police were attempting to arrest the first male they were dealing with. This second male was subsequently arrested.
As a result of this investigation, Sawyer Jessome, a 19 year old Toronto male, was charged with assault police and being intoxicated in a public place, under the Liquor Licence Act. Furthermore, Ashton Petrie, a 19 year old Guelph male, was charged with obstruct police officer and being intoxicated in a public place.
Both males were given a November 28, 2017 court date.
Calls for Service
Between Friday, October6-9, 2017 Guelph Police responded to 751 calls for service.