Bike Stolen From Residential Parking Garage

Some time between 5:30pm on September 11th, 2020, and 10:30am on September 12th, a red Specialized bicycle was taken from a residential parking garage located near the intersection of Gordon Street and Arkell Road in the City of Guelph. The bicycle’s front tire had been locked to another bicycle. The culprit removed the front tire, and left with the frame and back tire.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Emily Dietrich at 519-824-1212 ext. 7265, email her at edietrich@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

The Guelph Police Service would like to remind the public to always lock up your bicycles. It’s recommended that the lock be attached through the frame of the bicycle and that using two different locks at once be considered.

We would also like to encourage the Guelph community to help protect their bicycles by registering online with 529 Garage. The 529 Garage is a community watch for your bicycle. It’s a program that captures all the important information about your bicycle including serial numbers, photos and owner’s information. It's a resource for law enforcement to search for stolen or missing bicycles, which has helped recover thousands of bicycles and return them to their owners.

 

To use the service, register your bicycle online either on the 529 Garage Website or through the 529 Garage app. You will be prompted to provide all the necessary information about your bicycle including serial numbers, photos and owner’s information to ensure that if stolen, law enforcement can return it to the owner. If your bicycle is reported stolen or missing, an alert notification will be sent out to all the users in the area to look out for your missing bicycle. If your bicycle is stolen or missing, please ensure to not only report it to 529 Garage but also the Guelph Police Service. You will also receive alerts of other Guelph and area bicycles that have been stolen or go missing.

 

If you have any questions, please email bikes@guelphpolice.ca or visit the 529 Garage section of our website.

Arrest Of Male On Warrant Leads To Numerous Charges

On September 14th, 2020, at 4:44pm, a member of the Guelph Police Service observed an adult male in a residential parking lot located near intersection of Fire Road and Whitelaw Road in the City of Guelph. Further investigation revealed that this male was wanted on a warrant from the Halton Regional Police Service for the following charges:
-Utter Forged Document
-Fraud Under $5,000

At 4:49pm, the male was arrested. A search incident to arrest revealed:
-a knife that was concealed under his sweater on his left pant pocket that could be opened with the press of a switch
-an Ontario Driver’s License and a Canadian Passport not in his name that had been stolen from a motor vehicle on August 1st

A 31 year old Guelph male has been additionally charged with:
-Weapons Dangerous
-Possession Of Stolen Property Under $5,000
-Possession Of Identity Documents x2
-Carry Concealed Weapon
-Fail To Comply With Undertaking

He will appear in court on December 29th.

Food & A Ring Stolen During Residential Break In

Some time between 10:30am and 7:30pm on September 14th, 2020, a residential unit located near the intersection of Westwood Road and Willow Road in the City of Guelph was entered. The following items were taken:
-most of the food from a chest style freezer in the kitchen
-a gold ring with the letter “K” inscribed on the top

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Constable Joshua van Breda at 519-824-1212 ext. 7417, email him at jvanbreda@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

The Guelph Police Service would like to encourage the public to properly secure your residence by always locking all your doors and windows.

Red Honda CRV Taken After Theft Of Wallet & Keys

On the afternoon of September 9th, 2020, the victim’s keys and wallet were taken from a gym bag inside a fitness facility located near the intersection of Edinburgh Road South and Wellington Street West in the City of Guelph.

The wallet contained numerous items including:
-Social Insurance Number card
-Driver’s License
-Health Card
-Credit Card
-Debit Card

Some time between 8pm on September 14th, and 4:30am on September 15th, the victim’s red 2007 Honda CRV, valued at $8,000, was taken from the driveway of his residence located near the intersection of Edinburgh Road South and Gordon Street.

The vehicle contained:
-hard hat
-coat
-boots

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Special Constable Tim Jotham at 519-824-1212 ext. 7184, email him at tjotham@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

Numerous Ongoing Frauds In Guelph

The Guelph Police Service has received numerous reports over the past few weeks in regards to rental frauds. The scams generally involve pictures of the property being posted online with the fraudster requesting an e-transfer before they mail the key. Once the first e-transfer is received they will then request another e-transfer for postage, and so on until the victim stops sending money and the fraudster disappears.

The pictures posted online are most frequently from homes that have recently been for sale.

As well, unfortunately the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam has continued with the Guelph Police Service receiving reports daily. Please remember that the CRA will NEVER request any member of the public to send bitcoins or gift cards.

The Guelph Police Service would like to encourage the public to be very cautious whenever dealing with anyone you don’t know, especially online and over the phone.

 

Calls for Service in the last 24 hours: 236