High-risk offender released in Guelph
High-risk offender Dominic Strickland-Prescod, 26, has been released from custody on bail on allegations of numerous serious Criminal Code offences that include, but are not limited to, human trafficking, sexual assault, firearms and breach of court order offences. Mr. Strickland-Prescod is considered a high risk to reoffend. He is currently residing in the Guelph community.
Public safety is our top priority. Mr. Strickland-Prescod is subject to an intensive level of supervision in the community and the Guelph Police Service will continue to monitor and enforce his court-ordered conditions. Dominic Strickland-Prescod is subject to a Release Order issued by a Justice of the Peace, and as such he is bound by numerous conditions, some of which include:
• Remain in his residence 24 hrs a day and 7 days a week with the exception of court and in the company of his surety.
• Do not operate or have care or control of a motor vehicle.
• Wear a Global Positioning System ankle monitoring system that is to be active at all times.
• Do not possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code
The Guelph Police Service wants the public to be aware of this individual’s presence in the community and to contact authorities if they observe Mr. Strickland-Prescod engaging in any activity that could be considered a violation of his court order.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Guelph Police Service at 519-824-1212. Anonymous tips can be left for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.csgw.tips.
Guelph male in stable condition after assault
A Guelph male is in stable condition in hospital following an assault at a residence early Saturday.
Shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday the Guelph Police Service was called to a home in the area of Grange Road and Watson Parkway North. A 68-year-old male reported being assaulted, resulting in serious head injuries.
The responsible male, who was known to the victim, had left the residence in a taxi before police arrived. He was later arrested outside the City of Guelph with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police.
A 40-year-old male is charged with aggravated assault and two counts of breaching a release order. He was held for a bail hearing Sunday.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Acting Detective Sergeant Scott Biser at 519-824-1212, ext. 7131, email him at email@example.com, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.
Suspicious vehicle call leads to trafficking charges
A Cambridge couple face drug charges after police responded to a suspicious vehicle call in Guelph’s south end Wednesday.
Shortly before 10:30 a.m. the Guelph Police Service was alerted to two parties in a vehicle acting suspiciously on MacAlister Boulevard. Officers spoke to the parties and determined they were both on conditions to have no contact with each other.
While speaking to them, officers observed evidence of drug use including a vial containing suspected fentanyl and burnt tinfoil with a substance inside. During subsequent searches at the police station officers located approximately $5,000 worth of drugs including suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as $1,500 cash, digital scales and three cellphones.
A 41-year-old male and 36-year-old female, both from Cambridge, each face four counts of possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking and breaching release conditions. They were both held for bail hearings Thursday.
Pedestrian has minor injuries after hit by car
A pedestrian was taken to hospital with minor injuries after she was hit by a motor vehicle Wednesday.
The 41-year-old was crossing Willow Road at Dawson Road about 1:40 p.m. when she was struck by a left-turning motor vehicle. She was transported to Guelph General Hospital for treatment of injuries described as minor.
The driver, a 50-year-old Guelph female, was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian under the Highway Traffic Act.
Motorist stopped going nearly double the speed limit
A Guelph male lost his licence and motor vehicle for a week after he was stopped Wednesday morning driving just under double the speed limit.
A Guelph Police Service officer was on patrol on Silvercreek Parkway North just after 5 a.m. when he clocked a pickup truck travelling 116 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.
A 21-year-old Guelph male is charged with speeding and stunt driving. His vehicle was impounded for seven days and his driver’s licence suspended for the same time period.
Male arrested on two theft warrants
A Guelph male who was wanted for two counts of theft was arrested Wednesday.
On April 19, the male attended a business on Woolwich Street near Speedvale Avenue West and stole almost $300 worth of cosmetics. He was identified by video surveillance.
Four days later the same male attended a business on Paisley Road near Imperial Road South and stole two bottles of alcohol valued at approximately $100. Again the theft was captured on video.
A 49-year-old Guelph male was located downtown Wednesday and has been charged with two counts of theft under $5,000 and breaching probation. He will appear in a Guelph court August 3, 2021.
Police investigating after children given candy by stranger
The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a group of children were approached by a couple in a motor vehicle Sunday and given a bag of candy.
A male called police Sunday to report his nine-year-old son was riding his bike with two friends about 3:30 p.m. Sunday when they were approached by a car at the intersection of Forest Hill Drive and Water Street.
A female passenger asked the children if they would like to play a game which involved guessing numbers and the winner would receive a bag of candy. The children accepted the bag of candy and ate some.
There are no reports of any of the children becoming ill.
The involved female was described as blonde and approximately 50 years of age. The driver was described as a male but no other description was available. The motor vehicle was described as possibly a white or silver sedan or white SUV, possibly a Dodge.
The incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant Jeff Taylor at 519-824-1212, ext. 7333, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at
Two critically injured in Tuesday afternoon collision
A Guelph male and female are in critical condition and a second female is in stable condition following a collision in the city’s north end Tuesday afternoon.
Approximately 2 p.m. Tuesday, a motor vehicle travelling east on Woodlawn Road West collided with a tractor-trailer which was stopped and unoccupied in the westbound curb lane at Regal Road.
The 49-year-old male driver and two female passengers, aged 40 and 38, were transported by Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service to a Hamilton trauma centre. The driver and older female are listed in critical condition, while the younger female is in stable condition.
Woodlawn Road West was closed between Royal Road and Regal Road while members of the Guelph Police Service Traffic Unit and Forensic Identification Unit collected evidence.
Anyone who witnessed the collision who has not yet spoken to police is asked to call Constable Scott Riche at 519-824-1212, ext. 7478, or email him at email@example.com.
Impaired charge laid after drugs seized from vehicle
A Guelph female faces impaired driving and drug charges after her erratic driving Tuesday morning caught the attention of other motorists.
Approximately 7:50 a.m. police received a report of an erratic driver coming into Guelph, speeding and swerving out of its lane. Officers attended the registered owner’s address, where they saw a female exiting the still-running motor vehicle.
The female was showing signs of impairment by a drug and officers observed a marijuana grinder on the dashboard and could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. A female passenger was passed out and had to be awakened by police.
During a subsequent search, officers discovered methamphetamine and fentanyl, as well as pipes and other drug paraphernalia. Investigation revealed both females were on court orders not to have contact with each other.
The driver, a 33-year-old Guelph female, is charged with impaired driving, possessing a controlled substance, breach of probation, two counts of failing to comply with release orders and driving with cannabis readily available. She was held for a bail hearing Wednesday.
The passenger, a 28-year-old Guelph female, is charged with possessing a controlled substance and failing to comply with an undertaking. She will appear in a Guelph court August 20, 2021.
Male trespassed, knife seized, following disturbance at bank
A Guelph male was warned about his conduct after causing a disturbance Tuesday at a downtown bank.
The male was inside the bank shortly before noon when he dropped a steak knife while searching for something in his backpack. Staff were concerned and asked the male to leave, but he got angry and began yelling at staff and throwing things around.
The 52-year-old Guelph male was located by police outside the bank and a 15-centimetre steak knife was seized. No charges were laid as the male did not do anything threatening with the knife, but he was trespassed from the bank.