Male Arrested After Attempted Kidnapping
On November 9th, 2020, at 2:30pm, an eight year old female and her two year old sister were playing in front of their residence located in the west end of the City of Guelph. It is alleged that the girls were approached by an unknown adult male who asked if they wanted to go for a ride in his car. When they declined, he grabbed them by the hands and began leading them away telling them that he wanted to show them the inside of his residence.
The male then kissed the younger girl. The older girl pulled away, grabbed her sister and ran inside their residence where they alerted their mother. The Guelph Police Service was contacted for assistance.
Through investigation, the male was identified as 65 year old Guelph resident Mohammad Ajmal. He was subsequently arrested and charged with the following:
-Attempted Kidnapping x2
He was held in custody pending a bail hearing and ultimately released by the courts with conditions. His next scheduled court appearance is January 12th, 2021.
Bomb Threat Arrest
An adult male has been arrested and charged with several offences including uttering threats after a multi-jurisdictional investigation.
Between November 9th and 10th, 2020, the male emailed bomb threats to various libraries, schools and hotels across Ontario and in Vancouver. One of these threats resulted in Guelph Public Library branches being evacuated on the evening of November 10th while an investigation took place.
The Peterborough Police Service took over the investigation when information was received that the messages were being sent from an address in Peterborough.
On November 10th, at 10:10pm, investigators executed a search warrant on a Peterborough residence. The male was subsequently arrested.
A 40-year-old Peterborough male has been charged with:
-Convey False Message x8
-Public Mischief x8
-Uttering Threats To Cause Death Or Bodily Harm x2
The male was held in custody and attended court on November 11th, where he was remanded in custody and will appear in court on November 13th.
Female Arrested After Stealing Poppy Donation Boxes
On November 9th, 2020, at 9:59pm, an adult female took a Veteran’s Poppy Donation box from a store located near the intersection of Eramosa Road and Stevenson Street North in the City of Guelph. She picked up the box, concealed it under her coat and left the store.
On November 10th, at 7:57pm, she took a Veteran’s Poppy Donation box from a store located in the downtown core. She picked up the box, concealed it in a bag and left the store.
On November 12th, at 8:06am, police found the female at a business located in the downtown core. She was subsequently arrested.
A 34 year old Guelph female has been charged with Theft Under $5,000 x2.
She will appear in court on February 21st, 2021.
Male Facing Numerous Charges After Vehicle Theft
On November 11th, 2020, at 3:38pm, a black 2009 Hyundai Genesis was taken from the driveway of a residence located near the intersection of Willow Road and Dawson Road in the City of Guelph. A set of keys was left in the vehicle.
Later that evening, an adult male drove the vehicle to the parking lot of a business located near the intersection of Stone Road West and Edinburgh Road South. He parked and proceeded to enter the driver’s seat of another motor vehicle. The vehicle had been left unlocked with the keys in the ignition and two adult occupants in the back seat. He ordered the occupants out of the vehicle and they complied. The male put the vehicle in reverse but eventually gave up on the theft, jumping out of the vehicle. He returned to the initial stolen vehicle and drove away from the scene. The unattended vehicle then rolled back into a parked van and struck a pole causing extensive damage estimated at $9,000.
Shortly after, the male drove towards a member of the Guelph Police Service Traffic Unit conducting speed enforcement near the intersection of Wellington Street West and Imperial Road South. Police attempted to stop the speeding stolen vehicle, but terminated the pursuit due to concerns for public safety. Police observed the male driving 163km/h in a 50km/h.
On November 12th, at 4:15pm, police observed the male attend to the stolen vehicle that was parked near the intersection of Westwood Road and Willow Road. He was subsequently arrested.
A 35 year old Guelph male has been charged with:
-Theft Over $5,000 x2
-Possession Of Property Obtained By Crime Over $5,000
-Mischief Over $5,000
-Dangerous Operation Of A Conveyance
-Flight From Police
-Drive Disqualified x3
-Drive Under Suspension
-Driver Motor Vehicle No License
He was held in custody pending a bail hearing on November 13th.
Further investigation revealed that the male is currently on a federal parole statutory release. If he is released at his bail hearing, he will be returned to custody to complete the remainder of his previous sentence.
The Guelph Police Service would like to encourage the public to always lock your motor vehicles and to never leave keys inside your motor vehicles.