A Guelph male faces a long list of charges following the investigation of several recent business break-ins.

Four businesses in the north-west area of Guelph were entered between February 19 and March 10. All the break-ins occurred during the early-morning hours when the businesses were closed. Three had their windows smashed to gain entry while the fourth had a rear door pried open.

Investigation revealed the same male was also responsible for breaking into two Waterloo Avenue apartment buildings the evening of February 18. Minor thefts were reported.

On Wednesday, officers with the Guelph Police Service Break Enter Auto Theft (BEAT) Unit and Tactics and Rescue Unit executed a search warrant at an address on Willow Road. More than $5,000 worth of stolen property was recovered, as well as two conducted energy weapons and a set of brass knuckles.

A 25-year-old Guelph male is charged with six counts of break and enter, five counts of possessing break-in tools, four counts of wearing a disguise to commit an indictable offence, three counts of possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing stolen property over $5,000 and several counts of breaching court orders. He was held for a bail hearing Thursday.

A 33-year-old Guelph male and 33-year-old Guelph female who were present when the warrant was executed Wednesday also face several charges related to possessing weapons and stolen property. The male was also held for a bail hearing Thursday while the female was released to appear in court April 18, 2023.