Rolled dump truck closes Wellington Street for several hours …

A dump truck that rolled onto its side after failing to negotiate a turn on Wellington Street West at McCrae Boulevard on Tuesday evening resulted in an extensive cleanup effort that closed the road for several hours.

The accident happened at 5:55 p.m. when the truck, carrying a load of spent asphalt, tipped. Police said the truck s diesel tank ruptured as its box spilled asphalt across Wellington s eastbound lanes.

The driver, a 37-year-old Guelph man, was taken to the Guelph General Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
Police are looking for witnesses.

A 31-year-old Guelph woman is facing a careless driving charge after her van struck another vehicle while heading south on Gordon Street Tuesday afternoon.

The collision resulted in minor damage to both vehicles.

A passenger in the van was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was subsequently charged with failing to wear a seat belt.
Guelph Police charged the driver with careless driving and failing to give information required under the Highway Traffic Act.

Police arrested a 31-year-old Guelph man Tuesday morning after he was spotted riding his bike on a sidewalk on Scottsdale Drive. Police quickly discovered the man was in possession of stolen property, break- and-enter tools, and a controlled substance. In addition to those charges, he was slapped with a charge of riding his bike on the sidewalk and obstructing police.

The man was held for a bail hearing.

On Aug.

4, Guelph Police went to a Watt Street residence to investigate a break and enter. The culprit(s) entered the residence sometime overnight and stole the homeowner s wallet and vehicle.

On Tuesday evening, police were called to a Delhi Street business to investigate a break and enter. The culprit(s) entered a storage shed sometime during the day and stole a bicycle.

A locked bike was also taken from a bike rack mounted on a vehicle parked near Essex Street and Dublin Street sometime overnight Monday.

Police charged two men from Niagara Falls with break and enter after they were found at a Paisley Road construction site around 5:30 p.m.

Sunday. They had activated a security alarm.

Suspects stole jewelry from a home on Fletcher Street during a short window of time Sunday morning. The homeowner told police the break in occurred between 9 a.m.

and 10:30 a.m.

Tools were taken from a residential shed on Harcourt Drive sometime overnight Saturday.

A bike was taken from a shed at a home on Foster Avenue overnight Sunday.

Anyone who may have information about these incidents is asked to contact Guelph Police at 519-824-1212. Anonymous tips can be left at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at

Guelph Police were kept busy over the long weekend.

The incidents began piling up Friday afternoon with a collision on Downey Road at the Niska Road intersection. Police charged a 29-year-old woman from Fergus with making an unsafe turn after she pulled out in front another vehicle driven by a 24-year-old Guelph woman who suffered minor injuries in the crash.


At 5 p.m.

last Friday, officers had a radar trap set up on Imperial Road near Ferman Drive when the clocked a northbound vehicle travelling in excess of 100 km/h in the residential zone.

Police charged a 20-year-old Guelph man with street racing. The charge automatically results in licence suspension and vehicle seizure for seven days.


Charges are pending against a 26-year-old Guelph woman after police were called to an apartment on Silvercreek Parkway North last Friday evening where a car had rammed the side of the building, severing a large gas main. Union Gas was called, a number of tenants had to be evacuated for safety and damage to the building is extensive.

A 50-year-old man Stratford man was found dead in his pickup truck after smashing into several parked cars at the Comfort Inn on Silvercreek Parkway North early Saturday morning.

Police were called the man s pickup was seen travelling west down Woodlawn before pulling into the hotel parking lot where it struck six cars before coming to a stop.

The man was unresponsive in the pickup s cab when police arrived.

One of the responding officers initiated CPR. The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police want to hear from witnesses. Damage to the parked vehicles was extensive.

On Saturday, police were called to an apartment on Speedvale Avenue where the front-door glass had been smashed.

Police charged a 22-year-old Guelph man with mischief under $5,000.

That evening, police were called to a dumpster fire near Stone Road Mall around 10 p.m. Just before the fire erupted, fully engulfing the dumpster, a witness spotted a minivan flee the scene. Police are seeking tips to identify the silver-coloured vehicle.

It was described as having heavily tinted windows, a black roof rack and a white, circular sticker on the rear windshield.


Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, Guelph Police were called to a pizzeria on Woolwich Street where an unruly male refused to leave. Police arrested a 47-year-old Guelph man and charged him with trespassing, possession of a prohibited weapon, uttering threats, obstructing police, resisting arrest and breaching a previous court order.
He was held for a bail hearing.

At 2:26 a.m., Guelph Police were called to an apartment on Christopher Court where paramedics were assisting in a suspected drug overdose.
Police initiated an investigation and arrested a 39-year-old Guelph man with possession of a controlled substance.

They anticipate further charges against the suspect.
Family and Child Services was contacted to care for a child at the scene.


Police arrested and charged a 78-year-old Guelph man with driving under the influence after he was stopped at Kortright Road and Ironwood on Monday, shortly after 10 a.m. He failed the roadside breath test and was arrested.


A July ticket for shoplifting less than $20 in merchandise from a Woodlawn department store turned into serious criminal charge for a 34-year-old Guelph man after police learned he d given a false name. The wanted individual was spotted by police on Carden Street on Monday and arrested on an outstanding warrant for theft under $5,000 and identity fraud.

A 26-year-old squatter who broke into a Norwich Street apartment and was discovered by police on Monday afternoon is facing several charges.
The man breached his probation order twice by breaking into the apartment and possessing a controlled substance.

A police investigation into a hit and run Monday has resulted in numerous charges for a 43-year-old Guelph man.

Police were called to Knightswood Boulevard shortly after 5 p.m.

Monday after witnesses said a Toyota was westbound on Waverly drive and attempted to make a left turn onto Knightswood Boulevard. The vehicle left the road, drove across lawns and through hedges before striking two parked cars and narrowly missing a pedestrian.

The driver fled in his vehicle, but police located it in a parking lot on Emma Street.

The driver is charged with dangerous driving, failing to remain and breaching a previous order under the Highway Traffic Act. Police discovered the man is without a licence.

He was held for a bail hearing.


Police are asking for the public s help in identifying the driver responsible for rear-ending another vehicle on July 26 and fled the scene.

The collision happened at 7:09 p.m.

at the intersection of Waterworks Place and York Road when a blue Dodge Caravan slammed into the rear of a Honda driven by a Guelph woman.

The woman suffered only minor injuries.

Police say the Caravan would have significant damage to the front bumper and passenger side.

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