Male arrested after businesses entered

A Guelph male faces several charges after entering two downtown businesses Tuesday and stealing employees’ property.

Just before 3 p.m. the male entered the back door of a business on Baker Street which is not open to the public. He stole two cellphones and a tablet before running away. The owner of one of the phones noticed it missing and believed another employee had taken it by accident. She traced the phone using an app and attended Goldie Mill Park, where she saw the male using her phone.

As the victim attempted to get her phone back, the male pushed her and ran away.

Just before 4 p.m., the male entered a business on Wyndham Street North which is also not currently open to the public. He was seen by a manager and asked to leave, but an employee later noticed his wallet and keys missing. The male was captured on surveillance video.

Guelph Police Service officers located the male on Carden Street a short time later and arrested him.

A 36-year-old Guelph male is charged with break and enter, possessing stolen property, assault, theft under $5,000, use of credit card and two counts of breaching probation. He was held for a bail hearing Wednesday.

Police investigating garage break and enter

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a residential garage was entered late Monday or early Tuesday.

Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to a home in the area of Palmer and Stuart streets. The homeowner reported her motor vehicle was entered overnight and a garage door opener stolen and used to open the garage.

A quantity of tools were stolen.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Konrad Babol at 519-824-1212, ext. 7189, email him at kbabol@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous message online.

Male faces several new charges

A male arrested Monday in relation to break and enter and auto theft investigations faces additional charges.

On Monday, the 21-year-old Guelph male was arrested on several charges including theft over $5,000, attempt break and enter and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and was held for a bail hearing.

Subsequent investigation revealed a warrant had been taken out for the male’s arrest after he failed to appear in court June 4 for charges including possessing stolen property, unauthorized possession of a credit card and two breaches of court orders. He was arrested Tuesday on those additional charges as well as a new charge of failing to attend court.

He was held for a bail hearing scheduled for June 15, 2021.

Police investigating attempt break and enter at downtown business

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after someone pried open a window of a downtown business late Tuesday. The alarm sounded and no entry was gained.

Approximately 11:20 p.m., police responded to an alarm call at a business in the area of Surrey Street East and Wyndham Street South. Officers found an open window and a crowbar had been left behind.

Video surveillance revealed the window was opened at 11:15 p.m. but the subject did not enter the premises.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Dakota Dakins at 519-824-1212, ext. 7277, email him at ddakins@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous message online.

Total calls for service in the last 24 hours - 221