The following news releases were issued by the Guelph Police Service:
Lengthy stolen vehicle investigation
On April 10, 2017, it is alleged that a blue BMW was stolen from Brampton and driven to Guelph. Two males then went into a department store in the south end. These two males were known to staff as suspects in thefts and police were called. Both males left prior to police arrival. An arrest warrant was issued for both males.
On Jan. 10, 2018, Ravidner Sidhu, a 30-year-old Etobicoke man, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property.
On Jan. 26, 2018, Harpreet Singh, a 38-year-old Brampton man, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property.
Unwanted person – arrest
On Jan. 27, 2018 at approximately 10:45 a.m., Guelph police were called to a north end department store, where there was a male that had previously been banned from the property, who was in the store and allegedly refusing to leave. Police located the male and arrested him.
Shawn Andruskievicz, a 46-year-old Guelph man, was charged with mischief and a Trespass to Property Act offence. He was given a March 13, 2018 court date.
On Jan. 26, 2018 at approximately 8:15 p.m., Guelph police were called to a business on Eramosa Road where there was a report of a theft. Loss prevention staff at the store had been able to identify the suspect and it is alleged staff placed him under arrest. However, the suspect fled prior to police arrival. Investigation revealed the suspect in this incident was wanted for theft under $5,000 and fail to attend court for an unrelated incident.
On Jan. 27, 2018 the suspect attended to the Guelph police station to turn himself in. Harry Vandenboom, a 42-year-old Guelph man, was charged with theft under $5,000, escape lawful custody and the two charges that relate to the arrest warrant. He was given a March 16, 2018 court date.
Unwanted person – arrest
On Jan. 28, 2018 at approximately 10:55 a.m., Guelph police attended to a business in the north end, where there was a report of a male causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. Police arrived and arrested the male. The 46-year-old Guelph man was charged with mischief, breaching an officer in charge undertaking and a trespass to property offence. He was held for a bail hearing.
Breach of probation arrest
On Jan. 28, 2018 while on patrol, Guelph police officers observed a vehicle being driven by a male known to them as being a suspended driver. Police conducted a traffic stop on College Avenue. One of the occupants of the vehicle was also known to police. Investigation revealed that the occupant was bound by conditions on a probation order.
A 22-year-old Guelph man was arrested and charged with two counts of breaching his probation order. He was held for a bail hearing.
Calls for service
From Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 7 a.m. until Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at 7 a.m., the Guelph Police Service dealt with 641 calls for service.