Male arrested for repeated false fire alarms

A Guelph male was arrested Tuesday after setting off the fire alarm in his apartment building nine times since April, including three times in one day.

Earlier this month, the Guelph Fire Department requested police assistance after responding to nine alarms at a Woolwich Street apartment building since April. Each time the same pull station set off the entire building’s alarm system.

Investigation revealed a surveillance camera pointing at the detector was covered with an object prior to the alarms sounding on eight occasions. On the ninth a male is visible on camera before the alarms begin sounding.

As many as 22 Guelph Fire Department personnel responded to the alarms.

On Tuesday a 43-year-old Guelph male was arrested. He is charged with nine counts each of making a false fire alarm and mischief. He will appear in a Guelph court July 23, 2021.


Males arrested, stolen tools recovered

Two males were arrested and approximately $1,600 in stolen tools recovered after a search warrant was executed on a Guelph residence Tuesday.

In June, members of the Guelph Police Service Intelligence Unit began an investigation into two males involved in thefts of tools from a north-end business. On June 29, the males attended a business on Woodlawn Road West, and one went inside to purchase a pressure washer. He placed the item in the car, then went back into the store with his receipt and walked out with a second pressure washer.

On July 12, the males returned to the same store where one selected a chainsaw and walked out of the store without paying for it.

On Tuesday a search warrant was executed at a home in the area of Stone Road West and Scottsdale Drive. A 38-year-old Guelph male and a 42-year-old Guelph male are each charged with two counts of theft under $5,000 and one count of possessing stolen property. Approximately $1,600 in suspected stolen tools were recovered.

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Female arrested while drinking stolen alcohol

A Guelph female was arrested Tuesday while drinking an alcoholic beverage stolen minutes earlier.

Approximately 5:35 p.m. Tuesday a female entered a business on Speedvale Avenue East and placed several items into her purse, then left the store without attempting to pay. She was arrested a short distance away while drinking a stolen beverage.

A 36-year-old Guelph female is charged with theft under $5,000 and breach of probation. She will appear in a Guelph court October 19, 2021. Most of the product was recovered.


Total calls for service in the last 24 hours - 228