Reported fight leads to solving several crimes

Two males were arrested Monday after police were called to a reported disturbance and ended up recovering a stolen motor vehicle and solving a break and enter.

Approximately 10:15 a.m., the Guelph Police Service was called to a reported fight outside a residence on Marilyn Drive. While speaking to the involved parties, police discovered a baggie with a small amount of pink fentanyl.  A 28-year-old Guelph male was arrested and charged with possessing a controlled substance. He will appear in a Guelph court September 21, 2021.

After officers had cleared the scene, a resident called to advise one of the involved males had returned and appeared to be looking for something. Investigation also revealed that male had tried to break into an apartment building in the area earlier in the morning.

The male was arrested for attempted break and enter. During a search incident to arrest, officers located a key to a Lexus motor vehicle which had been stolen a couple hours earlier from a business on Woolwich Street near Woodlawn Road East. The vehicle was located in a nearby parking lot. Police also located a replica handgun in the male’s backpack.

A 21-year-old Guelph male is charged with theft over $5,000, possessing stolen property over $5,000, attempt break and enter, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of probation. He was held for a bail hearing Tuesday.

Male arrested for repeatedly using found credit card

A Guelph male was arrested Monday after repeatedly using a found credit card last month.

On May 2, a female dropped her wallet after shopping at a south-end business. The male found the wallet and entered the same business, using the credit card to make purchases totalling $84.75.

Over the next 24 hours the male used the credit card to make additional purchases at three more businesses before the victim discovered her wallet had been lost and cancelled her cards. The male was captured on video using the cards.

A 48-year-old Guelph male was arrested Monday at an address on Janefield Avenue for fraudulent use of a credit card. He will appear in a Guelph court September 17, 2021.

Pickup recovered an hour after it was stolen

A pickup truck was recovered Monday just over an hour after it was stolen.

Approximately 6:20 a.m. the Guelph Police Service was notified of the theft from a residence in the area of Speedvale Avenue East and Riverview Drive. The owner had left the keys on the dashboard while he briefly went back into his house and when he came out the truck was gone.

At 7:35 a.m. an officer on patrol located the pickup unoccupied in the parking lot at Riverside Park.

The theft remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Steve Gawlik at 519-824-1212, ext. 7509, email him at, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online.

Total calls for service in the last 24 hours - 209