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Guelph Police Daily Update 19April2024

Toronto-area men arrested on drug charges

Two Toronto-area men face drug charges following their arrests in downtown Guelph Thursday.

Members of the Guelph Police Service Drug Enforcement Unit began surveillance Thursday after one of the males was observed visiting an address known to be involved in the drug subculture. Several meetings consistent with drug trafficking were observed.

Approximately 4:20 p.m. officers approached two males as they left an address near Neeve Street and Howitt Street. The males ran in opposite directions but were both arrested following short foot pursuits.

Officers recovered quantities of fentanyl, cocaine, Percocet pills and more than $1,000 cash.

A 26-year-old Mississauga man and 26-year-old Brampton man are each charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possessing a controlled substance. They were both held for bail hearings Friday.

Knife pulled in downtown dispute

A Guelph man faces assault and weapons charges after a knife was pulled during a dispute downtown Thursday morning.

Approximately 6:20 a.m. police were called to the area of Carden Street and Macdonell Street. A woman reported she had confronted a male she believed stole some of her property, and he had pulled a knife which he pointed at her while uttering threats.

The male was still in the area and was arrested. A 21-year-old Guelph man is charged with assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, uttering death threats and three counts of breaching court orders. He will appear in bail court April 23.

Burnt-out lights lead to impaired charge

A Guelph man is charged with impaired driving after burnt-out lights on his car attracted an officer’s attention.

Just after 10 p.m. Thursday, an officer was patrolling on Waterloo Avenue when he spotted a vehicle with a headlight and licence plate light both burnt out. A traffic stop was conducted and the officer could smell alcohol on the driver’s breath.

After failing a roadside breath test the driver was transported to the police station, where further testing confirmed he had more than the legal amount of alcohol in his system.

A 33-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired driving. His licence was immediately suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in court May 7.

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 – 194