POLICE NOTES: Busts for Break-Ins, Coffee Assault and Road Rage

There are 145,000 stories in the Royal City, and this is some of them. Looking at a week’s worth of media releases from the Guelph Police Service, there’s a lot going on in our little city crime-wise speaking, so let’s run down some of the charges, issues, and requests for information from the Guelph Police Service over the last seven days.

***Please note that not all offenses and police calls are reported in the daily Guelph Police media release.


A 28-year-old Guelph woman was charged with two counts each of assault with a weapon and uttering threats after throwing a thermos full of coffee on two anti-abortion protesters near the intersection of Eramosa and Woolwich Street. The suspect then threatened to comeback with bullets if the protesters were still there an hour later.

An 18-year-old man was charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose after  following three teens who egged his house near York and Victoria went to a nearby convenient store where they were buying more eggs. The man yelled at the women while holding a knife.


A 42-year-old Guelph man was arrested Wednesday and charged with break and enter, possessing stolen property over $5,000, driving while prohibited and two counts each of breaching probation and failing to comply with a release order. This arrest was made for a the robbery of a jewellery store at Paisley and Imperial where a stolen truck was driven through the front of the store just two days before last Christmas.

A 30-year-old Guelph man was charged with four counts of break and enter and three counts of breaching probation after a spree on Thursday morning that started at 2:20 am with the attempted break-in at a unit on Glasgow South and then a home on Birmingham Street. The suspect was then able to force their way into a house on Emslie Street before being confronted by the homeowner, and then he smashed two windows trying to break into another house on Galt.

Finally, the suspect came to a home on Waterloo Avenue, entered through a broken window, and then walked through the house trying doors and leaving blood smears until he was confronted by the homeowner and fled through the same broken window. Police caught up with a short time later and took him to hospital for the treatment of several lacerations on his hands and arms. Nothing was stolen, but an estimated $10,000 in damage was caused through the night.

On Wednesday, the Break Enter Auto Theft (BEAT) Unit arrested a 25-year-old Guelph man after a search warrant recovered more than $5,000 worth of stolen property was recovered, as well as two conducted energy weapons and a set of brass knuckles.

The man was charged for four break-ins at businesses in the northwest of Guelph between February 19 and March 10, and was then also changed 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 after he was connected to six break-ins at businesses just west of downtown last November.

A 25-year-old Guelph male is charged with six counts of break and enter, five counts of possessing break-in tools, four counts of wearing a disguise to commit an indictable offence, three counts of possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing stolen property over $5,000 and several counts of breaching court orders after executing a search warrant on Willow Road.

More than $5,000 worth of stolen property was recovered, as well as two conducted energy weapons and a set of brass knuckles as a result of the warrant executed by the BEAT team while investigating a series of break-ins at north-end business between February 19 and March 10. A 33-year-old Guelph man and 33-year-old Guelph woman who were present when the warrant was executed Wednesday also face several charges related to possessing weapons and stolen property.


A 36-year-old Guelph man was charged with theft under $5,000, possessing stolen property over $5,000, possessing stolen property under $5,000 and two counts of possessing controlled substances after stealing from one store and trying to get a boost for the car he stole at another store. When the care was searched, police found nearly $2,300 worth of property stolen from a different business, and they also recovered small amounts of fentanyl and hydromorphone.


If you think you might be a victim of any fraud, call the Guelph Police Non-Emergency line is 519-824-5154, or contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or  online at their website.


Police are looking for a man described as 5’7” with a thin build. He was wearing a black Under Armour hoodie, black sweatpants with a red and white pattern on the shins, a blue and black backpack, black baseball cap, white high-top running shoes, a white face mask and black gloves.

At around 3:40 am last Friday when a man showed up at a business near Alma and Petrolia, smashed a hole in the glass door and then kicked in several interior office doors. He stole a vintage gas-powered scooter from a storage room, and staff later reported that some tablets and laptop computers were also missing.

Police were called Thursday morning after a solar-powered camera and tools with a total value of approximately $700 were stolen from a site in the area of Westmount and Division. A backhoe also sustained damage after someone tried to pry off a locked cover to access the ignition in order to steal it. If you have any information, call Constable Dan Urbshas at 519-824-1212, ext. 7240, email him at durbshas [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A 21-year-old Guelph man was arrested Wednesday and charged with being an occupant in a stolen motor vehicle and breaching probation after DNA tied him to a stolen GMC Sierra pickup that was found in a commercial plaza on Woodlawn Road last July.

A 33-year-old Guelph woman was located downtown Friday night and arrested for possessing stolen property over $5,000 and being a passenger in a stolen motor vehicle in connection to a January 7 incident where a stolen car was used to ram a police cruiser. A 28-year-old Guelph man had previously been arrested for the incident.


Police are looking for a black sedan that fled the scene of a pedestrian collision at Gordon and Poppy on Monday evening. A 19-year-old was walking across the road at the crosswalk when he was hit. The driver stopped, got out, and identified herself as “Sophia” before leaving the scene. If you were a witness, have dashcam footage or other information, contact Constable Tim Paneghel at tpaneghel [at] guelphpolice.ca.

Police are looking for an older model, possibly 1990s, tan or silver sedan that was driving aggressively in the area of Wellington and Edinburgh. As a Kitchener woman and the suspect car continued driving on Earmosa Road, the woman reported that the aggressive driver was pointing a handgun at her. If you have any information about this, call Constable Brad Townsend at 519-824-1212, ext. 7135, email him at btownsend [at] guelphpolice.ca.

A 49-year-old Hamilton woman  was charged with speeding and stunt driving Sunday afternoon after driving their Jeep 86 kilometres per hour in a 40 zone on College near Rodney.

A 29-year-old Cambridge man was charged with speeding and stunt driving after driving 104 kilometres per hour in a 60 zone last Saturday afternoon in the area of Speedvale and Edinburgh.

A 23-year-old North Bay woman charged with impaired operation, and her driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days after police were called to the area of Kathleen and June early last Saturday morning and found a woman passed out insides a running car.

A 39-year-old Guelph man was charged with two criminal counts of driving while prohibited and several provincial offences after a traffic stop in the area of Eramosa and Delhi Thursday night. Not only did the car have expired plates, and not only did the driver have three different driving prohibitions, and not were their two cans of open beer in the car, but the car belonged to the driver’s girlfriend. It was impounded for 45 days.

Other Notes

A 33-year-old Guelph man was charged with breaching a release order, and a 27-year-old Guelph was charged with two counts of breaching an undertaking after police were called to a disturbance at a downtown apartment building Monday morning.

A 31-year-old Guelph man was charged with making a false fire alarm for pulling the fire alarm in the waiting area of police headquarters after being released on an unrelated matter at 2:30 am on Wednesday.

Total calls for service last week: 1,530

If you have any information about the crimes or incidents mentioned above, you can also call Guelph Wellington Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or post online at csgw.tips.

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