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Media Release – September 26, 2022 – Guelph Police – Guelph Police Service



Male arrested after taxi stolen and crashed

A Guelph male faces several charges after a taxi was stolen and then crashed Friday evening.

Just after 8:30 p.m., Guelph Police Service officers were called to a collision on the property of Guelph General Hospital. Investigation revealed a taxi had just picked up a passenger when a male got into the front passenger seat and demanded to be taken to an address. The cabbie refused as he already had a passenger on board.

When the taxi driver went to seek assistance from hospital security, the male climbed into the driver’s seat. The rear-seat passenger noticed what was going on and exited the vehicle.

The taxi accelerated quickly, sideswiping another vehicle and then striking a curb, causing it to briefly become airborne before hitting a hydro pole. Both vehicles received significant damage. The accused sustained minor injuries.

A 29-year-old Guelph male is charged with theft of motor vehicle, dangerous operation and impaired operation. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days. He will appear in a Guelph court November 8, 2022.

Thousands in tools stolen

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after thousands of dollars worth of tools were stolen during a break and enter early Sunday.

Shortly before 3 a.m. police received an alarm call at a business on Silvercreek Parkway North near Speedvale Avenue West. Officers arrived to find the glass front door smashed out.

Video surveillance showed a white GMC Savana van reversing up to the front door. Two males exited the rear of the van and smashed the door before loading up several Milwaukee and Dewalt-brand power tools, including a chain saw. The total value of the stolen tools was more than $4,000.

The first suspect is described as having dark skin and a thin build, wearing a black track suit with white stripe, full dark face covering and possibly a turban. The second male also had dark skin and a medium build and was wearing a white jacket, black hoodie, jeans and a face mask. There is no description available for the third suspect who was driving the van.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Scott Bangay at 519-824-1212, ext. 7209, email him at, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at

Couple faces charges following traffic stop

A Guelph couple face a long list of charges following a traffic stop Saturday morning.

Just after 3 a.m., a male contacted police indicating he had just witnessed two people stealing his wallet from his vehicle on Eramosa Road. A vehicle matching the provided description was stopped a short distance away. The driver of the vehicle was found to be breaching a court order by being in the company of his female passenger.

The male was arrested and a search incident to arrest revealed he was in possession of credit cards in the victim’s name as well as a large quantity of cash. The female passenger was also arrested and found to be in possession of more of the victim’s credit cards as well as a spring-loaded knife. Break and enter tools were also located during a subsequent search of their property.

A 35-year-old Guelph male and 35-year-old Guelph female face charges including possessing stolen property and possessing break-in instruments. The female, who is also charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, will appear in a Guelph court October 14, 2022. The male was held for a bail hearing Monday.

Two males arrested for impaired

Two males were arrested for impaired driving early Sunday, including one who had several passengers riding in the bed of his pickup.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, Guelph Police Service officers on patrol observed a pickup driving erratically in a parking lot on Stone Road West. There were nine people riding in the bed of the truck, which drove over a concrete median before being pulled over.

The driver had a strong odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath and was unsteady on his feet. He was arrested and taken to the police station, where testing confirmed he had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A 20-year-old male from the Shelburne area is charged with impaired driving, stunt driving, novice driver having alcohol in his system and driving with open cannabis available. His driver’s licence was suspended for 45 days and his vehicle was impounded for 14 days. He will appear in a Guelph court October 21, 2022.

Approximately 4:40 a.m. Sunday, officers driving on Woolwich Street observed a vehicle enter an intersection and brake abruptly for a red light. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver had a strong odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath. He registered a fail on a roadside screening device and was transported to the police station, where further testing confirmed he had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A 36-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired operation. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in a Guelph court October 14, 2022.

Car entered downtown

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after more than $2,000 worth of property was stolen from a car downtown.

Just before 10 p.m. Friday, police were called to a parking lot downtown and met with the victim, who had returned to his vehicle to find a window smashed out.

Property including a paintball gun and attachments valued at $1,500 had been stolen.

The theft is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable David Lee at 519-824-1212, ext. 7108, email him at, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at

Total calls for service in the last 72 hours – 820

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Sense of continuity the theme of Raptors media day – Global News



TORONTO – At this time last year, Nick Nurse had no idea what kind of team he had or how the season might play out, and the Toronto Raptors coach admitted as much.

Gone was longtime leader Kyle Lowry, rookie Scottie Barnes’ was still unproven, and the team had no true centre.

Fast forward a year, and continuity was a theme of Monday’s traditional Raptors’ media day.

“I was sitting up here a year ago and we didn’t have any idea who we were, identity-wise … For the most part, we played really good basketball after we kind of clicked into that mentality,” Nurse said. “I feel confident in knowing who we are quite a bit more than a year ago at this time.”

In what was intended to be a rebuilding season, the Raptors went a solid 48-34 last year, and saw Barnes win rookie of the year. They were eliminated by Philadelphia in the first round of the playoffs, and headed into their longest off-season in five years.

Amid a frenzy of player movement around the league, the Raptors had a relatively quiet summer, going with the status quo instead of a major shakeup. Fourteen players returned, making Toronto the league’s top team for roster stability.

“We made a commitment to grow,” team president Masai Ujiri said. “We’re a young team, a young growing team. That’s all we talked about last year, lots of players who can make a jump. Even our veterans are young veterans in the league, with Freddy (VanVleet), Pascal (Siakam), O.G. (Anunoby), we’ve always wanted to preach patience.

“We want to win. We’re expecting to win. Honestly, we can’t react to what’s going on in the league. Yeah, we see other teams. We study all of that. But in terms of our plan, it’s to grow our young players and continue to develop and see (where) that takes us.”

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Media day, held in a sunlight observatory in a posh hotel near the Raptors’ practice facility, had a sense of normalcy — finally — after a couple of seasons rocked by COVID-19. The pandemic hit the Raptors hard, forcing them to relocate to Tampa, Fla., for a season, and then playing much of last season in front of no fans at Scotiabank Arena.

“It’s really good to see us coming back from a normal summer again,” Ujiri said. “Hopefully we get through this winter and we have a bit of back to normal.”

The Raptors were scheduled to board a flight to Victoria immediately after media day, marking the first time camp has been held in an alternate Canadian city in three years. It was in Tampa in 2021, and Toronto last season.

“We want to feel the love of the people of Canada because we know of the support,” Ujiri said. “It’s been a couple of years since we’ve been able to do stuff like this.”

The Raptors have exhibition games Oct. 2 in Edmonton versus Utah, and Oct. 14 in Montreal against Boston.

While Tuesday marks the first official day of camp, most of the players gathered in Los Angeles weeks ago, prompting Clippers star Paul George to heap praise on them during one of Rico Hines’ famous scrimmages.

“Shout-out Toronto, man. Y’all came and y’all represented,” George said. “It’s crazy, I saw y’all on YouTube the first week, came and played the second week, now it’s Week 3 … and y’all still here. I’d be disappointed, coaches, if y’all ain’t come out hot to start the season.”

Nurse, who’s added Hines to his coaching staff for this season, was thrilled to see the players connect weeks before camp opened.

“I just kind of sense a little urgency, I sense some togetherness and I sense some real intensity this summer, and I think those are all three really good words going into a training camp,” Nurse said. “I think the team’s shaping the identity that showed up a little bit late last year. They know who they are and are looking to expand it. It was a good summer.”

One change Nurse has planned for this season is lightening VanVleet’s load. The guard stepped admirably into Lowry’s shoes as team leader, but logged am onerous 37.9 minutes, and the 28-year-old was walking like an old man by season’s end, his body battered before the playoffs even began.

VanVleet blamed himself on Monday.

“Just with the adrenalin and the way that the season was going and the last push that we made to get to that position that we were in, I think that I kinda zoned out a little bit in terms of listening to my body,” VanVleet said. “Definitely had to listen to my body. We lost and I had to go to the doctor and all those things to plan out the rest of my summer. I had to get stronger. I had to make some changes and I did those things, and I feel great.”

Barnes could lighten some of his load. The six-foot-seven, 225-pound sophomore had Twitter in a frenzy when the Raptors listed him as a guard/forward.

“I’ve always been a point guard, I always had those point guard things,” Barnes said. “I feel like I can do it all, no matter what it is. I can play any position, so I don’t really try to limit myself to one position.”

Barnes, who said he chose to attend Florida State because of their promise to let him play point guard, averaged 15.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 35.4 minutes per game in his first season, starting all 74 games he played.

Ujiri called the versatile Barnes “one of those players of the future.”

“I don’t know how to describe him,” Ujiri said. “I don’t know what position that guy plays. He’s one of those guys who just plays basketball and is an incredible basketball player.”

The Raptors will practise at the University of Victoria. Their first pre-season game in Toronto is Oct. 9 versus Chicago. They open the regular season Oct. 19 at home against Cleveland.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2022.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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NBA Media Day 2022: Best moments from around the league –



Stephen Curry poses with the four NBA championship trophies he has won with Golden State.

NBA Media Week tipped off over the weekend with the Wizards, Hawks, Bucks and defending champion Warriors — all teams competing overseas in preseason NBA Global Games — holding their Media Days.

The rest of the league returned on Monday with live coverage on NBA TV.

> Full Schedule: NBA Media Days 2022

Here are some of the best moments, portraits, interviews and more from NBA Media Day 2022.

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