Business broken into, involved vehicle abandoned

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after a business was entered early Monday and the involved vehicle abandoned a short distance away.

Just before 2 a.m. the owner of a business on Speedvale Avenue East near Stevenson Street North contacted police to advise of an alarm going off at the business. Police arrived a few minutes later to find a window smashed and some property strewn about.

Security video revealed a grey pickup arriving at the business about 1:39 a.m. Two parties from the truck approached the business and smashed the window with a hammer. The first is described as a Caucasian male, heavyset and wearing a beige or grey hoodie with large logo on the front and a black ski mask. The second suspect, believed to be a female, had a smaller build and was wearing all dark clothing and a black facemask.

A short time after the burglary, police were called to a nearby residential street where the involved pickup had been left running. It is believed the truck was stolen.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Carson Skipper at 519-824-1212, ext. 7283, email him at, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip at


Impaired charge following late-night food run

A late-night fast food craving led to impaired driving charges for a Guelph male Sunday night.

Approximately 10:20 p.m. Guelph Police Service officers were alerted by a motorist about someone sleeping in a car at a downtown fast food business. Police attended and found the male asleep with his head on the driver’s side window and a bag of food on the passenger seat.

Officers woke the male, who exited the vehicle and was found to be very unsteady on his feet and had a strong odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath. He told officers he wanted food and drove to the location. The male was arrested and taken to the police station, where breath tests revealed he had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A 38-year-old Guelph male is charged with impaired operation. His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his motor vehicle impounded for seven days. He will appear in a Guelph court June 4, 2021.


Assault charge after female punched while checking on neighbour

A male faces an assault charge after a female was punched in the head Sunday morning while trying to check the wellbeing of a neighbour.

An adult female called police about 7 a.m. to report the assault. She was inside a unit at a downtown apartment building when she heard yelling coming from a neighbouring apartment. When she went to check on the occupants, a male opened the door and punched her in the head twice following a short verbal confrontation. The victim was not injured.

Police attended the unit and arrested the male, who was also found to be wanted on several outstanding charges.

A 30-year-old Guelph male is charged with assault and breaching probation in relation to Sunday’s incident, as well as several property crimes and breaches related to the warrant. He was held for a bail hearing Monday.


Male held for bail after breaching release conditions

A Guelph male was held for a bail hearing after being caught Saturday breaching release conditions.

Approximately 12:35 p.m. Saturday, police were at an apartment building on Waterloo Avenue when they saw a male and female walking together. Officers knew the male was on terms not to communicate with the female following an arrest in January for assault-related charges.

The 32-year-old male was stopped and arrested for failing to comply with an undertaking. He will appear in a Guelph bail court Tuesday.


Weed trimmer stolen off owner’s lawn

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after an expensive weed trimmer was stolen in broad daylight Saturday while the owner was across the street.

About 2:45 p.m. Saturday, a resident of Stephanie Drive called police to report the theft. The male said he was across the street speaking to a neighbour when a male stopped his pickup, tossed the orange Stihl trimmer in the back and drove off.

The male is described as Caucasian, late 20s or early 30s, approximately six feet, heavy build, wearing a white t-shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses. He was driving a white Dodge Ram pickup which was last seen northbound on Stephanie Drive towards Paisley Road.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Cecilia Hudecki at 519-824-1212, ext. 7215, email her at, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip at


Total calls for service in the last 72 hours - 616