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Guelph Police Report, services during Covid-19

Web posted on March 27, 2020

Police Services During State of Emergency

During this time period and as always, the Guelph Police Service will be open 24 hours a day to serve the community. However, to further help in preventing the transmission of COVID-19, the Guelph Police Service station located at 15 Wyndham Street South is closed for non-emergency services until further notice. In order to best protect our community and our members, please refrain from attending the station in person unless you have an emergency situation that cannot be dealt with over the phone at 519-824-1212.

         For emergencies please call 911.

         For non-emergencies please report online at www.GuelphPolice.ca or call 519-824-1212.

         For online police record check applications, please visit https://policecheck.guelphpolice.ca/

         For online Freedom Of Information requests, please visit https://forms.guelphpolice.ca/Legal/Freedom-of-Information

Also, for everyone's safety, we request that members of the public remain mindful of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health guidance in relation to physical distancing, and maintain a distance of 6 feet or 2 meters when interacting with officers.

The Guelph Police Service has recently been receiving numerous calls from members of the public in regards to concerns that people aren't following WDG Public Health physical distancing guidelines or the recommendation for 14 days of self-isolation after returning from travel, or if you have symptoms. We recommend that members of the public with these concerns please contact WDG Public Health at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 7006.

For further information please visit the WDG Public Health website at https://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/.  

On March 23rd, 2020, the Ontario government announced it will order the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces (https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/ontario-orders-the-mandatory-closure-of-all-non-essential-workplaces-to-fight-spread-of-covid-19.html) effective March 24th at 11:59pm. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with the possibility of extending this order as the situation evolves.

On March 24th, a full list of businesses that are permitted to stay open was released (https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces).

If a member of the public has a concern regarding a business, workplace or organization not complying with the Provincial Declaration Of Emergency please contact us at 519-824-1212.

Failing To Appear In Court

On March 13th, 2020, an adult male failed to re-attend court in regards to the following charges:

         Possession Of Stolen Property Under $5,000 x7

         Possess Identity Documents x10

         Mischief Over $5,000

         Use Of Credit Card x2

         Forcible Entry

On the morning of March 23rd, a vehicle parked outside a residence located near the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Huron Street was entered. The vehicle permit and insurance card were taken.

On March 25th, at 11:48am, members of the Guelph Police Service High Enforcement Action Team located the male at a commercial plaza located near the intersection of Willow Road and Dawson Road. He was subsequently arrested. A search incident to arrest revealed the above mentioned permit and insurance card.

A 49 year old Guelph male has been additionally charged with:

         Fail To Comply With Undertaking

         Possession Of Stolen Property Under $5,000

He will appear in court on July 5th.

Numerous Items Taken From Homes

Some time overnight on March 24th, 2020, the garage of a residence located near the intersection of Kortright Road East and Gordon Street in the City of Guelph was entered. Numerous items were taken including three bicycles and a DEWALT drill. Entry was gained as the garage had been left open.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Michael Nixon at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7028, email him at mnixon@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

The Guelph Police Service would like to remind the public to always close and lock your garages.

Female Lost $9,500 In Bitcoin Scam

On March 16th, 2020, an adult female received a phone call from a number identifying as "Service Canada". The male caller informed her that her Social Insurance Number (SIN) had been compromised, and that there were allegations of drug trafficking and money laundering using her SIN and bank account. He then told her that he would speak with local police and give them the details.

She then received a phone call from a number identifying as "Kitchener RCMP". The male caller identified himself as a police officer, stated that he knew she was the victim and she should do whatever the male from Service Canada was asking her to do.

She was told that in order to rectify the situation she would need to drain her bank account and deposit it into a Bitcoin machine inside a store located near the intersection of Gordon Street and Wellington Street East in the City Of Guelph.

She then withdrew all $9,500 from her bank account and deposited the money into the Bitcoin machine.

An employee from the store told her she likely got scammed and she reported the incident to the Guelph Police Service.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Rebecca Stanley at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7371, email her at rstanley@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

The Guelph Police Service would like to remind the public to be very cautious whenever you are contacted by a stranger and that Service Canada or any police service will never contact a member of the public to purchase Bitcoin, gift cards or send money.

Theft From Cae, Credit Card Fraud

Some time between 6am and 6:45am on March 25th, 2020, a vehicle parked outside a residence located near the intersection of Fountain Street West and Gordon Street in the City of Guelph was entered. A wallet was taken.

At 6:45am and 6:57am, a credit card from the wallet was then used at a convenience store located in the downtown core to purchase $25 worth of merchandise.

Two more attempts were made to use the credit card at the same store at 7:41am and 7:42am to purchase $60.43 worth of merchandise, however the card had already been cancelled.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Aaron Miller at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7383, email him at amiller@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

The Guelph Police Service would like to remind the public to always lock your vehicles and never leave valuables in your vehicles.

Numerous Thefts From Vehicles

Some time between 1pm on March 22nd and 10am on March 25th, 2020, a vehicle parked outside a residence located near the intersection of Edinburgh Road North and Paisley Street in the City of Guelph was entered. A tin containing coins was taken.

Some time between 11:01pm on March 23rd and 7:01am on March 25th, 2020, a vehicle parked outside a residence located near the intersection of Kortright Road East and Gordon Street in the City of Guelph was entered. Numerous items were taken including coins and a 407 Transponder. Entry was gained as a vehicle door was left unlocked.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Special Constable Amanda Chalmers at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7516, email her at achalmers@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

The Guelph Police Service would like to remind the public to always lock your vehicles and never leave valuables in your vehicles.

 


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