Male arrested after Lexus stolen

A Guelph male faces several charges after a car was stolen and recovered earlier this month.

On May 12, a 2016 Lexus was stolen from the area of the former Guelph Correctional Centre on York Road while the owner was taking a walk. The owner was able to track the vehicle via its GPS to a parking lot near Edinburgh Road North and Woodlawn Road West.

As the owner approached his car he observed it was running and there was a male sitting in the driver’s seat. The male exited the vehicle and ran away.

He was identified through subsequent investigation and Tuesday was arrested. During a search incident to arrest officers located a quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine.

A 37-year-old Guelph male is charged with possessing stolen property over $5,000, nine counts of driving while prohibited, possessing a controlled substance and breaching probation. He was held for a bail hearing Wednesday.


Bank fraud leads to charges

An Oshawa male was arrested Tuesday after someone tried to cash a large cheque at a Guelph bank.

Just before 3 p.m., police were called to a bank in the south end where the manager was suspicious of a male attempting to cash a cheque for more than $45,000. Officers responded and located the male in the parking lot.

He provided identity documents later determined to be fake. The male was arrested and a small quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine was located.

A 31-year-old Oshawa male is charged with fraud over $5,000, obstructing police, possessing identity documents, uttering a forged document and possessing a controlled substance. He will appear in a Guelph court June 30, 2023.


Pair sought in break and enter

The Guelph Police Service is trying to identify the two people in the attached photographs as it continues to investigate a break-in to a downtown business.

Just before 2 a.m. May 4, police were called to a business on Wyndham Street South. An employee responded to an alarm and saw two people in the area. Investigation revealed they had gained entry to the business and stole paperwork and keys to several vehicles.

The first suspect was described as a white male with a medium build wearing a bomber-style jacket, black and grey camo pants, black gloves, tan work boots, a black hat and a yellow bandana. The second was described as a white female with a thin build and blonde hair and wearing a pink jacket, blue jeans and a yellow baseball cap.

The people in the photographs are believed to have information relevant to the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Emma Turney at 519-824-1212, ext. 7438, email her at, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at

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