A 41 year old Guelph man will appear in court on a number of charges, after an accident yesterday morning.
A car rear-ended a small school bus on Paisley Road at Edinburgh.
There were no students on the bus at the time.
The car’s driver spoke with the bus driver, before fleeing the scene.
Police later found the car in a driveway on Paisley. When an officer confronted the man he was hit in the face, and then spit in the face.
Charges include assaulting police, dangerous driving, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to stop at an accident.
Two thefts are under investigation by police.
A hole was cut in the fence at an Edinbugh Road business, and copper wire was stolen.
And at a home on Gordon Street, thieves walked in through an unlocked back door, and stole some wallets.
A speed radar sign on Wellington County Road 44 in Guelph Eramosa Township was vandalized. The locking mechanism, which was to secure it to a post, was damaged and the sign itself was pushed into a ravine. There was only minor damage. The radar sign is moved around the county to capture and display vehicle speeds, wherever speed is an issue.
The body of 28 year old Erin Howlett of Elmira was found in the Grand River in Kitchener on July the 5th.
Waterloo Regional Police are still treating her death as suspicious. But they haven’t released the cause of death, to, as they say, ensure the integrity of the investigation.
Police are, however, asking about a green coach-brand purse that they believe may have belonged to Howlett. They want to speak with anyone who found the purse.
Ultimately, it’s the customer that drives the market place.
And the President and C.E.O. of Ford of Canada, Dianne Craig, says when those customers start to demand vehicles, power by electricity, her company will respond. In fact, she says it’s in a position to do that now. There just isn’t the demand, yet.
Craig was attending the grand opening of new renovations at the Wayne Pitman Ford Lincoln dealership on Woodlawn Road.
Guelph Police have released the statistics from the first two weeks of the safe semester project.
It’s aimed at keeping things under control Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during September, as students flood back to the university.
Most of the effort in concentrated in the downtown area, but there are also increased patrols in neighbourhoods near the campus.
This year, police have responded to 24 disturbances and 98 noise complaints.
Last year, there were just 17 disturbances, but 154 noise complaints.
17 people have been charged with public intoxication, compared to 22 last year.
And there have been 5 impaired driving charges laid. last year, there were none.
Assaults are down from 9 to 6, as are public urination charges. They have fallen from 25 last year to 17 this year.
Mike Gatto with the Guelph Police Service, says some of the lower numbers can be attributed to the fact that this is the second years of the program.
But he adds, maybe we have a better behaved group of partiers this year.
The violence threat risk assessment protocol will be signed today by local school boards, police services,
and social agencies. The agreement, was put in place, following violent shootings at places like Tabor,
Alberta, and Columbine, Colorado.
The executive director of the Dufferin Child and Family Services, Trish Keachie says situations
vary widely. But something like a child with a weapon, would require an immediate response.
Something less worrisome might just involve people at the school or agency involved.
In any case, she says there will be a lot of education involved for all involved.
Keachie says the protocol will bring all of these parties together, when there is evidence of risk from a young person.
Police have charged a woman after she
allegedly left her dog in a parked car in Mississauga, west of
Police say the dog appeared in distress when they arrived on
scene near Dundas and Dixie but the animal is now in good
The unidentified driver was charged with failing to treat an
animal in a humane manner, which carries a fine of $385.
The dog was left alone on a day when humidity made it feel in the
This was a second such incident in Mississauga Tuesday.
In the second case, police say they had to smash a vehicle’s
window to get a dog out. That animal is said to be okay.
The N-D-P say the governing Liberals are using unrealistic
forecasts to make themselves look like good fiscal managers.
This, after Finance Minister Charles Sousa said the province’s
deficit dropped to 9.2-billion dollars in 2012-13, due in part to
one-time savings from labour contracts and spending cuts.
New Democrat Catherine Fife says the Liberals have been finding
“surprise funds” for years.
In sports, the Guelph Gryphons remained in 7th, in the latest C.I.S. football rankings, after being idle last week.
Laval remains in first place, with Queens and Western ranked 2nd and 3rd.