Male arrested after break-in spree

A Guelph male faces several charges after four homes near downtown were entered early Thursday while their occupants slept.

Guelph Police Service officers were called approximately 2:20 a.m. to a home on Glasgow Street South. A male had entered a common area and then attempted to force his way into an upper unit. The tenant had to hold the door closed, concerned for the safety of his spouse and infant child. The male fled when he heard the tenant on the phone with police.

The male attempted unsuccessfully to enter a home on Birmingham Street before forcing his way into a house on Emslie Street by repeatedly striking the door with his shoulder. He was immediately confronted by the homeowner and fled on foot. He ran to a home on Galt Street and entered by smashing two windows. This awoke the homeowner, who yelled out to the male causing him to flee.

Minutes later, a home on Waterloo Avenue was entered through a broken window. The male walked through the house trying doors and leaving blood smears until he was confronted by the homeowner and fled through the same broken window.

The male was located by police a short time later and arrested. He was transported to hospital for treatment of several lacerations on his hands and arms. Nothing was reported stolen during the break-ins, which caused an estimated $10,000 in damage.

A 30-year-old Guelph male is charged with four counts of break and enter and three counts of breaching probation. He was held for a bail hearing Thursday.


Male arrested for driving into Guelph business

A Guelph male has been arrested after a truck was intentionally driven through the front of a west-end business two days before Christmas.

Approximately 4 a.m. December 23, police were contacted by the owner of a business on Paisley Road near Imperial Road South. The caller could see via video surveillance that a black pickup had crashed into the store and people were inside. Officers arrived minutes later but the pickup and suspects were already gone.

The business sustained approximately $6,000 in damage and thousands of dollars in jewellery was stolen. The Ram 1500 pickup was later determined to be stolen.

A 42-year-old Guelph male was arrested Wednesday. He is charged with break and enter, possessing stolen property over $5,000, driving while prohibited and two counts each of breaching probation and failing to comply with a release order. He will appear in a Guelph bail court March 29, 2023.


DNA link to stolen vehicle

A Guelph male was arrested Wednesday after DNA linked him to a vehicle stolen last summer.

On July 30, 2022, Guelph Police Service officers were called to a commercial plaza on Woodlawn Road West where they recovered a GMC Sierra pickup stolen six weeks earlier from a Guelph driveway.

Evidence located within the vehicle was sent to the Centre of Forensic Science for analysis. On December 29, Guelph Police learned a DNA sample from the evidence was a match to someone on the National DNA Data Bank.

A 21-year-old Guelph male was arrested Wednesday and charged with being an occupant in a stolen motor vehicle and breaching probation. He will appear in a Guelph bail court March 23, 2023.


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