Open-line 911 call leads to arrest of wanted Guelph, Ont. man

Guelph Police Services headquarters. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

A Guelph, Ont., man wanted on several charges was caught thanks to an eavesdropping 911 operator.

A call was made to the Guelph Police Service Friday afternoon around 1:40 p.m.

Investigators say when the operator answered the call no one responded at the other end.

However, they say the operator did hear an argument going on in the background.

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Investigators were able to trace the call to a home near Victoria Road South and York Road where the argument occurred.

They say when speaking to officers at the scene, one man provided what turned out to be a fake name and that further investigation revealed that there were warrants out for his arrest in other police jurisdictions.

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The 36-year-old was arrested and charged, and has been scheduled to appear in a Guelph court on Feb. 21.

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