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Guelph Police Media Release – May 15, 2023

Robbery charge after staff assaulted

A Guelph female faces robbery and theft charges after an employee of a south-end business was repeatedly punched in the face Sunday.

Approximately 10:45 a.m., several witnesses called about a disturbance at a business on Stone Road West. A female had left the store with a cart full of product and was followed by an employee. A struggle ensued during which the employee was punched repeatedly in the face, sustaining an injury which required medical attention.

The suspect fled but was located by officers a short time later. During a search incident to arrest officers located items which had been stolen from two other nearby businesses.

A 21-year-old Guelph female is charged with robbery and two counts of theft under $5,000. She will appear in a Guelph court June 23, 2023.

Two officers assaulted, youth arrested

A Guelph youth faces several charges after two police officers were assaulted early Saturday morning.

Approximately 1:30 a.m. police were dispatched for a reported disturbance near Stone Road West and Scottsdale Drive. A male and female were observed walking in the area while screaming and yelling.

As officers were speaking to witnesses, a male ran up to the cruiser and elbowed an officer through the open window. During the ensuing altercation as officers attempted to arrest the male, officers were punched and kicked in the face and spat on. They did not sustain any serious physical injuries.

The youth was transported home to his parents, but again became belligerent and pushed one of the officers in the chest. He also threw rocks at the cruiser as officers were leaving.

A 15-year-old Guelph male is charged with three counts of assaulting police, two counts of assault to resist arrest, mischief under $5,000 and causing a disturbance. He will appear in a Guelph court June 28, 2023.

Impaired by drug charge laid

A Guelph male is charged with impaired driving after witnesses reported a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road Saturday night.

Approximately 9:25 p.m., the Guelph Police Service was informed of a vehicle driving erratically on Eramosa Road. Witnesses reported the vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road, cutting off other vehicles and driving across a median.

Officers located the vehicle stopped on a curb in a parking lot. The driver was found to have slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. A bottle of assorted pills and a grinder was observed inside the car.

The male was arrested and transported to the police station, where a trained drug evaluation officer determined the male’s ability to drive was impaired by a drug.

A 20-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired driving and dangerous driving. He will appear in a Guelph court May 30, 2023.

The Guelph Police Service would like to encourage the public to always consume alcohol and cannabis responsibly. Please don’t drive if you are going to consume alcohol or cannabis, and please ensure that you plan ahead so that you have a safe ride home.

Youths face robbery, assault charges

Two youths face robbery and assault charges after the attempted theft of a bicycle Sunday evening.

Just after 7 p.m. police were called to a business near Edinburgh Road South and Stone Road West. A 14-year-old boy reported he was on his bicycle outside the business when he was approached by two other boys. The victim was pushed and punched as the other boys tried to take the bike.

Several passersby intervened and separated the parties. Officers arrived a short time later and located the two suspects.

A 15-year-old Guelph boy is charged with robbery. A 12-year-old Guelph boy is charged with assault. Both will appear in court June 21, 2023.

Ford Escape stolen

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a white 2016 Ford Escape was stolen.

A Guelph female called police to report the theft Sunday morning. The SUV had been parked in the owner’s designated parking spot on Bristol Street Saturday evening and was gone the next morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Natasha Ward at519-824-1212, ext. 7554, email her at nward@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

Total calls for service in the last 72 hours – 883

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