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Stolen vehicle investigation leads to numerous charges for Guelph man

Charges include fraud, break and enter, obstruct police and more
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Kenneth Armstrong/GuelphToday

On April 7, 2018, Guelph Police were contacted about a 2001 BMW that was stolen from a residence on McElderry Road. The vehicle was recovered the next day in the area of Poppy Drive.

Inside the vehicle was a collapsible baton. Our Scenes of Crime Officers processed the baton, and Police received a DNA hit from the Centre of Forensics of Science. As a result, a 25-year-old Guelph male was wanted for possession of stolen property over $5,000.

On Jan. 10, 2019, members of the B.E.A.T. team as well as with the assistance of the H.E.A.T. team were in the area of Stone Road Mall and conducted a traffic stop. Police observed the wanted male in the back seat who was not wearing his seat belt. The male provided a false name to police, before admitting to his actual identity.

As a result, the male was arrested for the outstanding warrant and further charged with breaching his Recognizance, breaching his Probation Order, and failing to properly wear a seatbelt. The male was on probation for theft under $5,000, fail to attend court, possess identity documents, breach of undertaking and escape lawful custody.

On Dec. 4, 2018, the male was charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property under $5,000, fraud under $5,000, possess credit card data, breach of probation x4, possession of a controlled substance x3, breach of recognizance, fail to attend court, and obstruct police. At that time, he was released on a Recognizance of Bail.

The male is scheduled to appear in bail court on Jan. 11, 2019.