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Stolen property recovered from storage units

A Guelph woman faces several charges after officers recovered a large amount of stolen property from two storage units and her vehicle.

In late March, members of the Guelph Police Service Break Enter Auto Theft Unit executed a search warrant at a storage unit in the south end. Officers recovered power tools which had been reported stolen three weeks earlier during a break-in to an east-end home under renovation.

The evening of March 27, a break-in attempt was reported at a residence on Stone Road East. It is alleged the female drove a male to that location for the purpose of committing an offence.

A female was arrested around noon Wednesday as she sat in the driver’s seat of a pickup at an address on York Road. A search of the pickup revealed a large amount of suspected stolen property including bicycles, tools, electronics and identity documents. Officers also seized approximately $1,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine, a digital scale and $3,500 in cash.

Later Wednesday, officers searched a storage unit in Fergus and recovered bicycles and other sports equipment, tools, electronics and copper wire.

A 26-year-old Guelph woman faces charges including break and enter, possessing stolen property over $5,000, possessing controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking and several counts of breaching court orders. She was held for a bail hearing Thursday.

Arrest after clerk assaulted

A Guelph man was arrested early Thursday after a clerk at a downtown business was assaulted.

Just before midnight Wednesday, police were called to a restaurant on Macdonell Street. A male who had earlier been removed from the business came back in and punched the clerk in the side of the face while his back was turned. The subject then went outside and used a sock filled with rocks to smash the front window, causing approximately $2,000 in damage.

Officers located a male nearby and arrested him. A 32-year-old Guelph man is charged with assault, mischief under $5,000 and being intoxicated in public. He will appear in court May 31.

Thousands in cosmetics stolen

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after thousands of dollars in cosmetics were stolen from a north-end business.

Police were called Wednesday morning to a business near Woolwich Street and Speedvale Avenue West. A day earlier, two women entered the store and removed the products.

Both were described as being in their 30s with tanned skin. One had dark hair in a bun and was wearing a long black or dark grey coat or cardigan and black sneakers with white soles.

The second female – who was not seen removing product and appeared to be acting as the look-out – had a heavy build and dark hair in a high bun. She was wearing a grey sweater with a gold chain attached at the neckline, black pants and white sneakers. The total value of the stolen products was $3,700.

Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Firas El-Ayoubi at 519-824-1212, ext. 7129, email him at [email protected], leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip online at

Total calls for service in the last 24 hours – 213