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Guelph Police Media Release – May 11, 2023

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Assault charges after disturbance

A Guelph male faces assault charges after a group home worker was attacked Wednesday evening.

Approximately 7:40 p.m. police were dispatched to an address in the west end. A dispute between a resident and staff turned physical when the resident threw a pool cue, striking an employee in the ribs. The employee was also repeatedly punched in the head. He suffered minor injuries but did not require medical treatment.

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A 20-year-old Guelph male is charged with assault with a weapon and assault. He will appear in a Guelph court June 20, 2023.

Two MacBooks stolen

The Guelph Police Service is investigating after two MacBook computers were stolen from a business Wednesday evening.

Approximately 6:45 p.m. police were called to a business at Stone Road Mall. Investigation revealed two suspects entered the business, forcibly removed the computers from their security cables and ran from the store. The two computers were valued at approximately $5,800.

The suspects were described as black males, aged 16 to 21 and both approximately 5’9” with thin builds. One was wearing a black hoodie, blue pants and black shoes. The second was wearing a red hoodie, black shorts and white running shoes. Both were also wearing surgical-type masks.

Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Steve Gawlik at 519-824-1212, ext. 7509, email him at sgawlik@guelphpolice.ca, leave an anonymous message for Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous tip online at www.csgw.tips.

Employee, customer charged with fraud

A store employee and one of his regular customers each face more than a dozen fraud charges following an ongoing investigation.

In late March, Guelph Police Service officers were called to a business in the city’s south end. Staff reported on several occasions, a regular customer would approach one staff member for assistance checking out.

During these transactions, the employee would drastically reduce the cost of items and wrongly apply coupons to the point the bill was reduced to zero on several occasions. The total loss to the store was more than $2,000.

Two Guelph males, aged 20 and 68, each face 13 counts of fraud under $5,000. They have both been released with upcoming court dates.

Total calls for service in the last 24 hours – 294

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