Guelph Police Service Police Press Releases

Repeat Offender Kicks Cop Groin

Man arrested after officer kicked in groin

A Guelph man faces several charges after a police officer was kicked in the groin Monday morning.

Shortly after 4 a.m. police were called to a business on Speedvale Avenue East for a report of shoplifting. Officers located the suspect a short distance away and attempted to arrest him, but the man resisted and kicked one of the officers while he was attempting to handcuff the suspect.

A 32-year-old Guelph man is charged with theft under $5,000, resisting arrest, assaulting a police officer and failing to comply with probation. He was held for a bail hearing Tuesday.

Sleepy driver arrested for impaired

A Guelph woman faces impaired driving charges after she was found Monday morning passed out in her rental vehicle.

Approximately 11:45 a.m. police were called to the area of Farley Drive and Goodwin Drive. A passerby saw a woman sleeping in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle. The woman was awakened by the witness, but then immediately fell asleep again.

Officers arrived and observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, including a glass pipe, baggie containing a white substance and tin foil. While speaking to the woman, officers noted signs of impairment including slow movements, poor concentration and difficulty staying awake.

A search of her property revealed baggies of suspected cocaine and fentanyl, as well as an unsealed container of cannabis.

The woman was transported to the police station where an officer determined her ability to operate a vehicle was impaired by consumption of a drug. A 25-year-old Guelph woman is charged with impaired operation, two counts of possessing a controlled substance and having care of a vehicle with cannabis readily available. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her rental car was impounded for seven days. She will appear in court April 5.

Impaired charge following driving complaint

A Guelph man is charged with impaired driving following a driving complaint Monday night.

Approximately 10:15 p.m. another motorist noted a vehicle being driven erratically and without lights on Gordon Street. The involved vehicle was located a short time later parked near Gordon Street and Wellington Street East.

An officer spoke to the driver and detected a strong odour of alcohol on his breath. The officer also noted an open can of beer at the driver’s feet which appeared to have spilled on the driver’s pants and seat.

The driver was arrested and transported to the police station, where tests confirmed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

A 33-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired driving and driving with open alcohol. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in court April 9.

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. Anyone who spots a suspected impaired driver is asked to immediately call 911.Total calls for service in the last 24 hours – 213

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