Residential Home Explosion And Other Incidents & Arrests From Guelph Police

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Major Incidents From Guelph Police Services

Residential Explosion 32 Southcreek Trail

The following release is being posted on behalf of the Guelph Fire Department

Guelph, Ont, January 31, 2020 – On Friday January 31, 2020 at approximately 13:37hrs, the Guelph Fire Department responded to a report of a residential explosion at 32 Southcreek Trail.

Fighters arrived to find a home had exploded out from all four corners. One person was in the home at the time of the explosion and was rescued by firefighters. The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene and subsequently taken to Hospital.

Due to the nature of this call, the Ontario Fire Marshall was called to the scene to investigate. Also called to the scene was the Technical Standard and Safety Authority.

The cause of the explosion and an estimate of damage as a result of this incident is unknown at the time of this media release.

The Guelph Fire Department would like to thank the Guelph Police Service, Hydro, Enbridge and Guelph and Wellington Paramedic Services for their help throughout this incident.

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Male Arrested For Setting Off Fireworks

On February 1st, 2020, at 7:52pm, an adult male set off a firework in the hallway of an apartment building located in the downtown core of the City of Guelph. Due to the smoke from the firework, the building fire alarm system was automatically set off. The Guelph Fire Department attended the scene, cleared the smoke from the hallway and reset the fire alarm system.

On February 2nd, 2020, at 10:30pm, police located the male in the downtown core of the City of Guelph. He was subsequently arrested.

A 41 year old Guelph male has been charged with:

-Mischief Under $5,000

-Breach Probation

He will appear in court on March 10th, 2020.

Collision – Impaired Driver Arrested

On February 1st, 2020 at approximately 9:40pm, Guelph Police attended to the area of Norfolk Street for the report of a collision involving two vehicles. There were no injuries reported. Police spoke with one of the drivers and a roadside screening test was administered to the driver in which they failed.

As a result of the investigation, the 25-year-old Burlington female was charged with Operation while Impaired – B.A.C. 80 Plus. The female was also issued a 90-day drivers licence suspension and a 7 day motor vehicle impoundment.

The 25-year-old female was later released with a court date of February 18th, 2020.

Impaired Driver-Arrest

On February 1, 2020 at approximately 1:05am, members from the Guelph Police Service observed a vehicle leaving an establishment in the North end of Guelph. Police followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on the Hanlon Expy. Police spoke with the driver and a roadside screening test was administered to the driver in which they failed.

As a result of the investigation, the 30-year-old Guelph female was charged with Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand and Novice Driver B.A.C. Above Zero. The female was also issued a 90-day driver’s licence suspension.

The 30-year-old female was released on a Promise to Appear with a court date of February 14th, 2020.

Stolen Vehicle- Male and Female Arrested

On January 31st, 2020, members of the Guelph Police Tactics and Rescue Unit observed a vehicle that was reported stolen out of London in a hotel parking lot in the North end of Guelph. Investigation revealed that the individuals who were occupying the vehicle were inside one of the hotel rooms. While police were containing the room, the suspects were able to crawl to a neighbouring room, break through the drywall and exit the unit.

The suspects were seen fleeing the area but were quickly located by police in a nearby parking lot. As a result, a 25-year-old London female was charged with Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000.00, Occupant-Stolen Motor Vehicle, Mischief to Property Over $5000.00, Breach of Undertaking x2, Breach of Probation, Possession of Stolen Credit Card and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

 A 25-year-old Strathroy male was charged with Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000.00, Occupant-Stolen Motor Vehicle, Mischief to Property Over $5000.00, Breach of Undertaking, Breach

Recognizance x3, Possession of Stolen Credit Card, Possession of a Controlled Substance x2 and Breach of Probation.

Calls for Service

Over the past 24 hours, the Guelph Police Service dealt with 264 calls for service.

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