Media release – September 25, 2021

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Burglary

On 3rd SeptemberapproxDecember 2021, between 4 p.m. and 4:49 p.m., three men with a white SUV were involved in an apartment near the intersection of Kortright Road East and Gordon Street in the city of Guelph. Access was through an unlocked cellar window.

Numerous items were taken, including:
-Nikon D90 camera with 18-200mm lens (valued at $ 1,500)

-Sony A6000 camera in black rectangular foam case with orange accents (valued at $ 1,300)

-99% pure 312.5 g gold bar with Chinese engraving on the back (worth 22,800 USD)

-Various Chinese silver coins (each worth $ 150)

-Louis Vuitton bag in azure-beige-blue and 25x14x4cm in size (worth $ 900)

-Various ancient Chinese bronze coins to collect

-Cash in Canadian, American, European and Chinese currencies
-Various pieces of jewelry
-Various electronics

The first male is described as:
-Caucasian
-Big
-Wears a gray / green shirt, light-colored pants, white shoes and a baseball cap
-Wearing a backpack

The second male is described as:
-Caucasian
-Short
– Wear a blue sweater, dark gray pants and white and black shoes
-Wearing a backpack

The third male is described as:
-Caucasian
– Wears black shorts, black hat, white shirt and a reflective vest

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Paul Hinchliffe at 519-824-1212 ext. 7408, email him at [email protected], leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

The Welf Police Service would like to encourage the public to always ensure that all doors and windows of your apartments are locked.

Investigation of stolen vehicles

September 4thNS, 2021, at 7:23 p.m., members of the Guelph Police Service’s High Enforcement Action Team observed an adult woman driving a motor vehicle near the intersection of Willow Road and Edinburgh Road North in the city of Guelph with no license plate. A traffic control has been initiated.

Further investigations revealed that the number plate attached to the rear of the vehicle was registered to another vehicle.

At the time of the traffic control, the police were unable to reach the registered owner of the vehicle to determine whether the woman had a license or not. Eventually the woman was sent on the trip and the vehicle was confiscated.

Before the vehicle was towed, an inventory was made and several items suspected of being stolen were found, including:
-Finance cards
-Vehicle ownership
-Various mail items

None of the above items were made out in the name of the woman or the registered owner.

Police later contacted the registered owner, who confirmed that the vehicle had been stolen.

September 24thNS, at 10:32 am, police found the woman in front of an apartment building near the intersection of Fife Road and West Wellington Street. She was then arrested.

A 37-year-old Guelph woman was charged:
-Possession of stolen property over $ 5,000
-Possession of stolen property under $ 5,000
– Occupant of a stolen vehicle
-Unlawful possession of a credit card
-Use the license plate that is not approved for motor vehicles
– Driver cannot surrender the license

She will appear in court on January 7thNS, 2022.

Update to identify house invasions

On the morning of September 16thNS, 2021, three adult men and one adult woman broke into an apartment in a residential building near the intersection of Speedvale Avenue East and Stevenson Street North in Guelph City.

An adult male resident was hit with a gun and other guns were brandished during the incident. The male resident and an adult female resident were finally able to lock themselves in a room and ask the Guelph police service for help. The three males and females fled on foot.

The male resident was hospitalized, injured and discharged.

The police later located the three men in another apartment in the building and they were subsequently arrested.

Through the investigation, the police identified the woman involved and an arrest warrant was issued.

This was a targeted incident and there are no public safety concerns.

A 26-year-old Guelph man was charged with:
– Disguise on purpose
-Break, enter and commit a criminal offense

He was held on pre-trial detention pending a bail hearing on September 24thNS.

A 27-year-old Guelph man was charged with:
– Disguise on purpose
-Break, enter and commit a criminal offense
-Use a gun while committing a crime
-Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose x2
– No probation
– Failure to comply with the judicial release order

He was held on pre-trial detention pending a bail hearing on September 24thNS.

A 33-year-old Guelph man was charged with:
– Disguise on purpose
-Break, enter and commit a criminal offense
-Possession of weapons for a dangerous purpose
– Failure to comply with the judicial release order

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing on September 29thNS.

September 23rdapprox, just before 9:46 am, police observed the woman as a passenger in a motor vehicle driven by an adult man near the intersection of Wellington Street West and Fife Road. When police began following the vehicle, the man was driving at high speed, overtaking vehicles by crossing the center line, and going through a red light at a nearby intersection. Shortly after driving through the intersection, the vehicle came to a stop due to mechanical problems. A traffic control was initiated and the man fled the area on foot.

The woman was then arrested.

A search incident leading to arrest revealed 1.18 grams of fentanyl.

Further investigations revealed that both the vehicle and the license plates were stolen.

A 30-year-old Guelph female was charged with:
– Disguise on purpose
-Break, enter and commit a criminal offense
-Use a gun while committing a crime
-Possession of weapons for a dangerous purpose
-Attack with a weapon x2
– No probation
– Failure to comply with the OIC obligation
-Possession of a controlled substance – Appendix I.
-Possession of stolen property under $ 5,000 x2

She was held in custody pending a bail hearing on September 24thNS.

Please note that the police found a second adult woman in the vehicle during the traffic control. She was also arrested afterwards.

A 23-year-old Guelph woman was charged:
-Possession of stolen property under $ 5,000 x2

She will appear in court on January 14thNS, 2022.

The police were looking for the man, but they were not found at the time.

September 24thNS, at 11:10 am, the police found the man in a nearby apartment. He was then arrested.

A small amount of cocaine was found during a search for arrest.

A 34-year-old Guelph male was charged with:
-Operating a motor vehicle while it is prohibited x6
-Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
-Flight from the policeman
-Red light – won’t stop
-Possession of stolen property under $ 5,000 x2
-Possession of a controlled substance – Appendix I.
-Break of parole x2

He was held on pre-trial detention pending a bail hearing on September 27thNS.

Bitcoin scam

September 24thNS, 2021, an adult female victim received a phone call and subsequent text messages from an adult woman pretending to be a government employee. She informed the victim that there was an arrest warrant against her because a package sent to Canada on behalf of the victim contained illegal items. The victim was told that the only way to resolve this matter would be to deposit all of their money through a bitcoin machine.

The woman followed instructions and deposited $ 4,900 in a Bitcoin machine at a store near the intersection of Woolwich Street and Speedvale Avenue West in Guelph City between 5:30 p.m. and 5:49 p.m.

She contacted the Guelph Police Service when she found it was likely a scam.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Constable Mason Melitzer at 519-824-1212 ext. 7278, email him at [email protected], leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

The Guelph Police Service wants to remind the public that no police officer or government official will ever instruct you to deposit money into a Bitcoin machine. Please be very vigilant and careful when talking to someone you do not know, especially online or on the phone. Also, please contact a family member, colleague, trusted friend, or the Guelph Police Service at 519-824-1212 prior to following instructions from someone you do not know.

Traffic monitoring in school zones

September 24thNS, 2021, at 8:07 a.m., a member of the Guelph Police Service began enforcing school traffic in the elementary school area near the intersection of Willow Road and Westwood Road in the city of Guelph. In just over an hour, a complaint was filed for violating a sign.

The Guelph Police Service would like to encourage the public to slow down and follow all road rules to ensure that everyone arrives safely at their destination.

Service calls in the last 24 hours: 256


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