Guelph police have made 5 arrests following the seizure of drugs, cash and weapons.
Members of the Drug Enforcement Unit started the investigation in May, related to cocaine trafficking.
Search warrants were executed at four homes in Guelph, and one at a Fergus residence yesterday.
Four men and one woman, all from Guelph, were arrested and face multiple drug-related offences.
Police seized over 105-thousand dollars worth of drugs, 31-thousand dollars worth of weapons, and
a large quantity of cash.
Police say the investigation is on-going.
The Globe and Mail reports Fairfax Financial Holdings is seeking
more than one-billion dollars from other investors to help fund a
takeover of BlackBerry.
Fairfax said Monday it’s leading a group that would buy the
But it didn’t publicly identify any of its potential partners.
The Globe, citing unidentified sources, says the Ontario Teachers
Pension Plan is the only pension fund seriously considering joining
Yesterday the Guelph Police Service took their “lock it or lose it” campaign to the city’s high schools. 159 voilation notices were handed out, for things such as drivers leaving their doors unlocked, or leaving valuables in plain sight. In all, 798 vehciles were checked in the parking lots of the city’s 8 high schools.
Thieves damaged a lock on the rear door to a home on Harris Street, sometime between last Friday and Monday. Police say they made off with some tools and copper.
The Newly hired Transit Mobility Supervisor with Guelph Transit, is no longer employed by City of Guelph.
A statment released by the city late yesterday says Bill Richardson’s dismissal is effective immediately.
The move came following a meeting with Richardson, to discuss a City of Hamilton arbitrataion ruling.
The city says he was hired at Guelph Transit with no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding his
departure from Hamilton. When he was hired, the city had received very good references from senior management at the Hamilton Street Railway.
Richardson was fired last year from the Hamilton Street Railway, in the midst of a hearing into sexual harassment allegations.
He was dismissed after it was determined he lied about sending pornographic e-mails to a female inspector. There were also complaints of unwanted touching and sexual comments.
Just last week, less than 2 weeks after Richardson started in Guelph, the arbitrator found that the woman was subjected to harassment over several years. He awarded her 25 thousand dollars, and said Hamilton’s investigation was “seriously flawed”.
Richardson was given 200 thousand dollars severance, and Guelph officials say they were unaware of his firing, until informed of the arbitrators report, Monday.
The city has awarded a one a half million dollar contract to build a new washroom–change room facility and a splash pad at the Southend Community Park, along with a washroom in St. George’s Park.
The south end facility, would replace one torn down last summer, after a cinder block wall collapsed three years ago, killing 14 year old Bishop Mac High School student, Isabel Warren.
Guelph police are looking for anyone with information in connection to a child pornography investigation.
Last week, officers searched a home on Bridlewood Drive, where a man was renting a basement apartment.
Police received a complaint from the united states law enforcement agency, that involved online child exploitation. Police seized computer systems, hard drives and other items.
28 year old Benjamin Storrey is charged with possession, distribution and accessing child pornography.
A number of local agencies have joined forces to create the Alliance for At Risk Youth. It’s a program
aimed at making sure youth with criminal behaviours, mental health issues and child welfare problems don’t fall through the cracks.
Agencies involved include Guelph Police, Provincial Police, Guelph Youth Probation, Family and Children’s Services and the Crown Attorney’s Office.
Detective Rodney Cox says they always work in conjunction with each other, but what this alliance does,
is get them together on a more regular basis.
This way they can discuss some of the issues going on with youth.
The new program will have a kickoff signing ceremony this afternoon at 2.
A scientist at the University of Guelph will be honoured by NASA.
Professor Ralf Gellert, from the department of physics, will receive an outstanding public leadership medal.
Gellert led an international group of scientists, who developed the “alpha particle x-ray spectrometer” on the Mars rover Curiosity.
Data from curiosity is analyzed daily in an operations centre in the MacNaughton Building at the University.
Along with Gellert, other team members from the University, will be recognized by NASA, with a group achievement award.
A 43-year old Guelph man, nabbed by provincial police, for driving through an amber light at Highway 6 and Wellington Street, faces several charges.
Wellington OPP stopped the driver Saturday night for failing to stop at an the amber light, and discovered he was driving while suspended.
Wellington Provincial Police are investigating after a break and enter at a Mount Forest convenience store.
Early Monday morning, four suspects smashed the glass of the store’s front door on Main Street north.
Police say the culprits stole about 12-hundred dollars worth of goods.
A 53-year old man faces charges following an incident at the Georgetown Police Station.
Last Thursday, the man drove into the police parking area, got out of his car and placed an axe on his roof.
Police zapped him with a taser after he raised the axe. He was initially taken to hospital under the mental health act. The Halton Hills man now faces charges of assaulting police and possession of a dangerous weapon.
Do you have something that is really old, or really special, and you think is could be worth a lot of money?
Want to find out for sure?
A valuation clinic is being held today from 12:30 til 3:30 at the Evergreen Senior’s Centre.
Treasure Antiques and Appraisals of Oakville will be on site. They’ll look at everything from antiques to china to jewellery to watches.
Each appraisal is 5 dollars and item.
You have to make an appointment at the Woolwich Street Centre.
In sports, Canada’s women’s basketball team has reached the semi-finals of the FIBA America’s Championship.
They bombed Venezuela 89-45 to remain unbeaten. Kendel Ross scored 16 points to lead Canada
while Guelph’s Natalie Achonwa added 12.
The team plays Cuba today.