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Five charged in relation to November break and enter investigations

Locks were cut from approximately 70 storage lockers on Watson Parkway and several items were removed
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NEWS RELEASE
GUELPH POLICE SERVICE
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In Nov. 2017, the Guelph Police Service High Enforcement Action Team (H.E.A.T.) initiated an investigation into a break and enter into storage lockers on Watson Parkway. Locks were cut from approximately 70 lockers and several items were removed. The suspects in the incident were apparently scared off by residents of the apartment as some of the items taken were left behind and recovered.

Also in Nov., H.E.A.T. investigated an attempt break and enter into two Marilyn Drive residential buildings. Investigation linked the incidents on Marilyn Drive to the incident on Watson Parkway. Investigation also lead to the identification of the suspects in these incidents.

Five male suspects were identified as being involved in these incidents, four adults and one youth. The adults, all Guelph males, are 25-year-old James Ironside, 24-year-old Tyler Riediger, 25-year-old Jake Malott and 25-year-old Benn Witteveen. Police will not be releasing any information on the male youth arrested.

The following is a breakdown of the charges:

For the Watson Parkway incident, all five males were charged jointly for conspiracy to commit break and enter, break and enter, possession of break and enter instruments and disguise with intent. Tyler Riediger was further charged with breach of probation and Jake Malott was further charged with two counts of breach of probation.

For the Marilyn Drive incidents, all five males were charged with conspiracy to commit break and enter, attempt break and enter and break and enter. Tyler Riediger was further charged with possession of break and enter instruments, disguise with intent and breach of probation. Jake Malott was further charged with two counts of breaching his probation order. Ben Witteveen was further charged with two counts of breaching his probation order.

All males were arrested and/or charged in the second week of Jan., with the exception of Ben Witteveen, who was charged on Jan. 23, 2018. All charged adults have court dates in Feb. 2018.

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