Guelph police arrest two in paintball firing incident
Police dog General is seen with his handler in Guelph, Ont., on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. (Art Baumunk / CTV Kitchener)
Published Friday, January 18, 2013 10:57AM EST
Last Updated Friday, January 18, 2013 4:20PM EST
A taxi and a police cruiser were hit by paintballs in Guelph before two Toronto men were taken into custody.
Police say they were contacted by a cab driver Friday morning at 3 a.m. The cab driver said his vehicle had been hit by several paintballs.
Officers were dispatched to the scene and promptly found themselves the next target.
“As the officers rolled into the area, (their vehicle) was hit multiple times by blue paintballs,” said police spokesperson Const. Mike Gatto.
A police dog named General was called in and led officers to an address on Mary Street, where they saw one man enter the residence.
The man was arrested a short time later and found to be in possession of approximately $600 worth of marijuana.
General then led police to Forest Street, where another man was arrested.
Taken into custody were two 19-year-old Toronto men, Nicholas Taylor and Krzysztof Wyska.
Both men were charged with mischief, trespassing and weapons offences. Wyska is also facing charges of possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
Police also seized a paintball gun and two pellet pistols.
At least two cabs were hit by paintballs Friday morning. One belonged to Carol Ann Dankert, who took two shots, including one to her driver’s side window.
“If my windows had been down, it could have been a pretty bad accident,” she said.
Police say a witness at the scene aided officers by providing suspect descriptions and locations.