Males arrested for break and enter

Two Guelph males face a number of charges following a break and enter into a downtown business on Friday.

Approximately 8:20 a.m. police were called to a business on Yarmouth Street, where video surveillance showed two males entering the business just after midnight through an insecure window. They stole an iPad and other items.

While officers were investigating that incident, other officers arrested one of the males a short distance away while investigating an unrelated theft complaint. The male was identified through his distinctive clothing. The second suspect was located in the downtown several hours later and also arrested.

A 21-year-old Guelph male is charged with break and enter, theft under $5,000 and three counts of possessing stolen property. A 31-year-old Guelph male is charged with break and enter and breach of probation. Both will appear in a Guelph court August 19, 2022.


Toy gun draws police response

Reports of a male with a firearm attracted a large police response to a quiet neighbourhood Saturday morning.

The Guelph Police Service was called to the area of Eramosa Road and Metcalfe Street approximately 8:50 a.m. for reports of a male inside a residence possibly armed with a firearm. The Tactics and Rescue Unit contained the residence and made contact with a male, who eventually came outside and was detained.

The item in question was found to be a plastic toy gun. The residence was searched and nothing of interest was located. No charges were laid.


Police seeking motorcycle

The Guelph Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a motorcycle observed driving recklessly on two occasions.

At approximately 5:15 pm on Friday, a motorcycle was observed travelling at very high speeds, riding between lanes of traffic and failing to obey traffic signals on Stone Road West between Gordon Street and the Hanlon Expressway. The motorcycle is believed to be one already under investigation by the Guelph Police Service Traffic Unit for reckless driving behaviour and putting public safety at risk.

The motorcycle is an older model sport bike that appears to have been repainted black and is without manufacturer decals. The plastic windshield on the motorcycle is missing. There is no licence plate on the rear licence plate mounting bars. The driver of the motorcycle is male, average build, wearing all black clothing including a black helmet, jacket and jeans. The operator wears solid red running shoes.

If any member of the public can assist with locating the motorcycle (whether being driven or parked) or identifying the driver, or if a member of the public has dashcam of the incident on Stone Road West, please contact the Guelph Police Service Traffic Supervisor at (519) 824-1212, ext. 7225.


Male arrested for impaired

A Maryhill male was arrested for impaired operation in Guelph Saturday night.

Guelph Police Service officers were called just after 10 p.m. regarding a possibly intoxicated male in a parking lot on Woodlawn Road West. Officers arrived and observed the male outside the vehicle who appeared to be unsteady on his feet with bloodshot eyes and an odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath. He confirmed he had been driving the vehicle.

The male failed a roadside screening test and was taken to the police station, where breath tests confirmed he had more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A 41-year-old Maryhill male is charged with impaired operation. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear in a Guelph court June 28, 2022.


Drug charges following wellbeing check

A Guelph male faces several drug charges after officers were dispatched to check his wellbeing Sunday night.

Just after 9 p.m. Guelph Police Service officers were dispatched to check on a male apparently passed out inside a motor vehicle in a north-end parking lot. While speaking to the male, officers observed a clear vial containing suspected purple fentanyl in the driver’s door. The male was arrested.

During a search incident to arrest, police also located methamphetamines, five different types of prescription medication, three cellphones, a scale and assorted drug paraphernalia.

A 27-year-old Guelph male is charged with seven counts of possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking. He will appear in a Guelph court July 29, 2022.


Total calls for service in the last 72 hours - 643