Guelph Police Service Tactics and Rescue Lay Charges
Large quantity of drugs, guns, cash seized from Guelph homes
In late 2020 the Guelph Police Service Drug Unit entered into a drug trafficking investigation in the City of Guelph. On January 7, the drug unit and Guelph Police Service Tactics and Rescue Unit executed search warrants at two residences in the City of Guelph. The searches revealed:
- 153.35 grams of cocaine valued at $15,300
- 1544 grams of a cutting agent that would typically be mixed with cocaine to increase the yield
- 1617 grams of marijuana valued at approximately $5,000
- $62,155.00 in Canadian Currency believed to be made from selling controlled substances
- Vacuum sealer machine
- Vacuum sealer bags (many of the drugs were located within vacuum sealed bags).
- 55 unused, small plastic baggies typically used to package drugs
- A large press commonly used to press “bricks” of cocaine
- Three electronic scales
- Baking pans with a substance believed to be cocaine residue
An adult Guelph male is charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling and possession of property obtained by crime. He will appear in court April 23, 2021.
While searching the residence, 11 firearms and ammunition were located and seized. These guns included a .50 calibre long gun, a shot gun, 9mm hand guns, semi-automatic rifles and a .22 calibre hand gun. There are no firearm charges being laid as the male has a valid firearms licence. The firearms, ammunition, a ballistic vest, a flame thrower, a compound bow and two replica firearms are being seized as offence-related property in relation to the cocaine trafficking charge.
Guelph male robbed of cellphone
A Guelph male was robbed of his cellphone earlier this week while walking to a pharmacy. The incident was not reported to police until Thursday when the victim decided to seek medical attention for facial injuries sustained in the robbery.
The adult male victim told police he was walking north on Woolwich Street near Speedvale Avenue East on Monday when he was approached by two males who demanded his cellphone. When the victim refused, the males punched him several times in the face, knocking him to the ground and stealing his phone. The only description is two Caucasian males wearing masks.
The victim was taken to Guelph General Hospital for treatment. Officers observed bruising and swelling on his face.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Constable Scott Wright at 519-824-1212, ext. 7330, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave an anonymous tip for Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.
Fraud charges laid after bank staff suspicious of male
A Brampton male faces fraud and forgery charges after sharp-eyed staff at a Guelph bank became suspicious Thursday and called police.
The Guelph Police Service received a call about 1:30 p.m. Thursday from an employee at a bank located near Clair Road East and Gordon Street. The caller reported there was a male in the branch attempting to finish setting up an account he had initiated online. Staff believed the documents the male was using were bogus.
Police determined a driver’s license, Social Insurance Number card, birth certificate and Rogers bill, all in someone else’s name, were fraudulent.
A 24-year-old Brampton male is charged with fraud under $5,000 and three counts of possessing forged documents. He will appear in a Guelph courtroom April 23, 2021.
Downtown business broken into
Cash and computer equipment was stolen following a break-in to a downtown Guelph business this week.
The owner of the business near Norfolk Street and Cork Street West discovered the break-in Thursday. A rear door was forced open to gain entry.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Constable Adam Kernan at 519-824-1212, ext. 7379, email him at email@example.com, leave an anonymous tip for Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.
Total calls for service in the last 24 hours - 188