Male charged with six more break-ins

A Guelph male arrested Wednesday for breaking into four businesses is now accused of entering six additional businesses.

The 25-year-old was charged Wednesday after members of the Guelph Police Service Break Enter Auto Theft (BEAT) Unit and Tactics and Rescue Unit executed a search warrant at an address on Willow Road. The charges relate to break-ins at four businesses in the north-west area of Guelph between February 19 and March 10.

More than $5,000 worth of stolen property was recovered, as well as two conducted energy weapons and a set of brass knuckles.

Additional investigation of the seized property led to charges related to break-ins to six businesses just west of downtown on November 6, 2022. Each of the businesses sustained damage when their doors were pried open and more than $5,000 worth of tools and computer equipment was stolen.

The male was charged Thursday with six additional counts of break and enter and additional counts of possessing break-in instruments and wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence. He was held for a bail hearing Friday.


Attempt theft of backhoe

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a failed attempt to steal a backhoe this week.

Officers were called Thursday morning to the area of Westmount Road and Division Street. A backhoe had sustained damage after someone tried to pry off a locked cover to access the ignition.

Property including a solar-powered camera and tools with a total value of approximately $700 were stolen.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Dan Urbshas at 519-824-1212, ext. 7240, email him at, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at


Girlfriend’s car impounded

A Guelph male was arrested and his girlfriend’s car was impounded for 45 days after he was caught Thursday driving while unlicensed.

A Guelph Police Service officer observed a vehicle driving in the area of Eramosa Road and Delhi Street approximately 9:30 p.m. Thursday and determined the licence plates had expired in May 2022.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver found to be bound by three different driving prohibitions. A search of the vehicle subsequent to arrest revealed two open cans of beer.

A 39-year-old Guelph male is charged with two criminal counts of driving while prohibited and several provincial offences. He will appear in a Guelph court May 5, 2023.

The motor vehicle, which was registered to the male’s girlfriend, was impounded for 45 days.


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