Officer Spat Upon – Repeat Offender Arrested



Officer assaulted during arrest

A Guelph man faces several charges after spitting in the face of a Guelph Police Service officer Friday morning.

Approximately 11:30 a.m. police were called for a disturbance at an address near Willow Road and Dawson Road during which a woman was threatened and struck in the head with a coffee cup.

A man left the residence but returned a short time later and was placed under arrest. While being escorted to a cruiser, the man turned and spat at officers, hitting one in the mouth area.

A 37-year-old Guelph man is charged with uttering threats, assault with a weapon, assaulting police, theft under $5,000 and disobeying a court order. He was held for a bail hearing and has been released to appear in court May 7.

Drug, weapons charge after arrest on warrant

A Guelph man faces several drug and weapons charges after being arrested for missing a court date.

Just before 1:30 p.m. Friday, officers patrolling downtown spotted a male known to be wanted for failing to appear in court in February. He was placed under arrest on the outstanding warrant, and a search revealed quantities of suspected crystal methamphetamine, fentanyl, crack cocaine and hydromorphone pills, as well as cash, pepper spray and a spring-activated knife.

A 44-year-old Guelph man is charged with four counts of possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking, possessing a prohibited weapon, failing to appear in court and failing to comply with a release order. He was held for a bail hearing Monday.

House entered while owners out

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a home was entered Saturday while the owners had gone out.

Just after 4 p.m. police were called to a home near Edinburgh Road South and Waterloo Avenue. The owners had gone out approximately three hours earlier and came home to find several windows had been smashed.

Property including prescription medication, clothing and an Audi key fob were reported missing. The suspect also left behind property including clothing, boots and a credit card.

The stolen property is valued at approximately $500 to $1,000 while damage is estimated at $2,000 to $4,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Dakota Dakins at 519-824-1212, ext. 7277, email him at [email protected], leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip online at

Speeding leads to impaired charge

A Guelph man is charged with impaired driving after he was stopped for speeding early Sunday.

Approximately 1:10 a.m. a member of the Guelph Police Service Traffic Unit was conducting speed enforcement on Victoria Road North when he clocked a vehicle travelling 76 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. The vehicle was stopped and the officer noted an odour of alcohol on the driver’s breath.

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

A 30-year-old Guelph man is charged with impaired driving and speeding. His licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in court April 26.

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.

Robbery charge after staff assaulted

A Guelph woman faces a robbery charge after an employee of a north-end business was assaulted while trying to stop a shoplifter.

Saturday evening, an employee of a Woodlawn Road West business observed a woman concealing items in her purse and followed her as she attempted to leave the store. He stopped her as she was about to exit, but the woman punched him several times and fled on foot. The employee was not injured.

Officers located her walking nearby and placed her under arrest. A search of her property revealed approximately $170 worth of stolen property in her backpack.

A 47-year-old Guelph woman is charged with robbery. She will appear in court June 7.

Total calls for service in the last 72 hours – 683