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Five arrested following north end home invasion

Police say the victims locked themselves in the bathroom and called police
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Kenneth Armstrong/GuelphToday

On the morning of Sept. 16, three adult males and an adult female allegedly forced their way into an apartment in a residential building located near the intersection of Speedvale Avenue and Stevenson Street.

Guelph police report that an adult male resident was struck with a firearm, and other weapons were brandished during this incident. The male resident and an adult female resident were ultimately able to lock themselves in a room and contact police for assistance. The three males and female fled on foot.

The male resident was transported to hospital, treated for his injuries and released.     

Police later located the three males inside another apartment in the building and they were subsequently arrested.

Through investigation, police identified the female involved and a warrant was issued.

This was a targeted incident and there is no concern for public safety. 

A 26 year old Guelph male has been charged with:

- Disguise with intent
- Break, enter and commit indictable offence

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing on Sept. 24.

A 27-year-old Guelph male has been charged with:

- Disguise with intent
- Break, enter and commit indictable offence
- Use firearm while committing offence
- Two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Breach probation
- Fail to comply with judicial release order

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing on September 24th.

A 33-year-old Guelph male has been charged with:

- Disguise with intent
- Break, enter and commit indictable offence
- Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Fail to comply with judicial release order

Thursday just before 9:46 a.m., police observed the female as a passenger in a motor vehicle driving near the intersection of Wellington Street West and Fife Road. A traffic stop was initiated, and an adult male driver fled the area on foot.

The female was subsequently arrested.

A search incident to arrest revealed 1.18 grams of fentanyl.

Further investigation revealed that both the vehicle and the vehicle plates were stolen.

A 30-year-old Guelph female has been charged with:

- Disguise with intent
- Break, enter and commit indictable offence
- Use firearm while committing offence
- Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Two counts of assault with a weapon
- Breach probation
- Fail to comply with OIC undertaking
- Possession of a controlled substance - schedule I
- Two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000

Please note that police found a second adult female in the vehicle during the traffic stop, unrelated to the home invasion investigation. She was also subsequently arrested.

A 23-year-old Guelph female has been charged with:

-Two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

The male who fled the vehicle on foot was not located.

Guelph police and OPP officers were involved in a search of the area, along with a canine unit.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Const. Jenifer Nadalin at 519-824-1212 ext. 7523, email her at jnadalin@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous tip at CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.