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Eight charges laid after police nab wanted man following foot chase

Man wanted on outstanding charges took off when spotted by police

A Guelph man faces numerous charges after he was arrested downtown Monday evening.

Approximately 6:30 p.m., Guelph police were patrolling downtown when they observed a man and female in an alley off Baker Street. The officers knew the man to be wanted for a recent break and enter into the parking garage of a downtown building, during which a stolen Ford pickup was left behind.

The man fled on foot as officers approached, but was stopped and arrested a short distance away. Following his arrest officers recovered a small amount of suspected fentanyl.

The man provided a false name for the female he had been speaking to, but further investigation revealed her true identity and that the man is on a release order with a condition he not associate with her.

A 32-year-old Guelph man is charged with break and enter, possessing stolen property over $5,000, possessing stolen property under $5,000, wearing a disguise while committing an offence, obstructing police, possessing a controlled substance and two counts of breaching court orders. He was held for a bail hearing Tuesday.