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Stolen police badge among items recovered by Guelph police

All started with a stolen vehicle in January

A Guelph man faces two dozen charges, including possession of a stolen police badge and identification.

Guelph police began an investigation in late January after receiving a report of a stolen Toyota SUV. The vehicle was recovered Feb. 3 outside the City of Guelph and two people have since been arrested.

Investigation revealed two days after the Toyota was stolen it was used in a break and enter at a south end condo building. Licence plates from another vehicle were swapped with the Toyota’s and several items removed from other vehicles were loaded into the SUV.

Analysis of surveillance video led to the identification of a suspect.

On Thursday a search warrant was executed at a residence on College Avenue West. Officers recovered stolen property including a badge and identification from two different police services, lighting equipment, laptops, tools, two sets of motor vehicle keys and various pieces of identification.

A 33-year-old Guelph male faces 24 charges including two counts of break and enter, occupying a stolen motor vehicle, 10 counts of possessing stolen property, possessing break-in instruments and driving while disqualified.

He was held for a bail hearing Friday.