Couple Charged Together on Weapons, Theft and Drugs
A Guelph couple face theft, drug and weapons charges following a shoplifting incident Friday evening.
Approximately 6:45 p.m. police were dispatched to a business on Woodlawn Road West. Staff had tried to stop a male and female seen concealing property, but the woman brandished what was believed to be bear spray and the pair fled.
They were stopped and arrested a short distance away and found to be in possession of approximately $200 worth of trading cards. During a search incident to arrest officers recovered a cannister of dog spray, approximately $840 worth of suspected crystal methamphetamine and stolen property including identification.
A 34-year-old Guelph woman and 32-year-old Guelph man are each charged with theft under $5,000, possessing stolen property under $5,000 and possessing an identity document. The woman is also charged with carrying a concealed weapon, assault with a weapon and possessing a controlled substance. Both were released with February court dates.