Thousands in tools stolen in business break-in

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after thousands of dollars in tools were stolen from a business this week.

Approximately 1:45 p.m. Thursday, police were called to a business in the area of Edinburgh Road South and Preston Street. The owner advised a garage was entered after a door was forced open. A work van parked inside the garage was entered and nearly $3,000 worth of hand tools were stolen.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Tom Lecomte at 519-824-1212, ext. 7163, email him at, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at


Male facing trafficking charges arrested again

A Guelph male awaiting trial for several trafficking-related offences was arrested again Thursday after officers found him using drugs downtown.

Just before 4 p.m. Thursday, Guelph Police Service officers were conducting patrols in the downtown.  A male was located behind a Quebec Street address smoking suspected crystal methamphetamine from a pipe. The male was arrested and during a search incident to arrest police recovered two pipes, a small amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine and three clear capsules containing suspected morphine.

A 50-year-old Guelph male is charged with possessing a controlled substance and failing to comply with an undertaking. He will appear in a Guelph court October 29, 2021.


Male arrested 18 months after skipping court date

A former Guelph male was arrested Thursday, 18 months after he failed to appear in a Guelph court.

The male was scheduled to appear in a Guelph court January 9, 2020, on several fraud and theft-related charges but did not attend. He also subsequently missed an appointment with the probation office, which had been a condition of an earlier bail release.

On Thursday the Guelph Police Service was advised the male was in custody in Toronto and he was returned to Guelph to face his outstanding charges. The 31-year-old Toronto male was additionally charged with failing to attend and failing to comply with bail. He was held in custody for a bail hearing Friday.


Cabbie defrauded, male arrested

A Guelph male was arrested Thursday evening after running away from a taxi instead of paying his fare.

Police were called approximately 10:20 p.m. to the area of Grange Street and Stevenson Street North, where a taxi driver advised he had picked up a male in the city’s south end. When they reached the male’s destination, the male refused to pay the $38 fare and ran away.

Guelph Police Service officers saw a male matching the description running into a nearby apartment building and were able to locate and arrest him. A 49-year-old Guelph male is charged with transportation fraud and failing to comply with probation. He will appear in a Guelph court October 29, 2021.


Total calls for service in the last 24 hours - 209