GPS used to track thieves

GUELPH-ERAMOSA – On Jan. 28 OPP officers responded to the theft of a white Ford F350 and a white Chevrolet Silverado on Wellington Road 124 in the Hamlet of Eramosa. Police say the complainant was tracking one of the vehicles, stolen sometime between 10pm on Jan. 27 and 7am on Jan. 28,  with a GPS device.

Police located the tracked vehicle, parked in a field near Damascus in Wellington North, and arrested two individuals inside.  Police also found a trailer with two snow machines hitched to the truck, which were stolen from a self-storage depot on Dixon Court in Fergus earlier in the day. 

Search of the two individuals revealed a set of keys for the stolen F350 pickup truck, a small quantity of crystal meth and sports equipment that was stolen during a vehicle entry on Highway 7 overnight.

Further investigation led police to the stolen F350, which was abandoned on Kaine Hill Drive, east of Guelph.

Francisco Carvalho Ferraz, 43, and Alexis Dawn Reilly, 35, both of Guelph, were each charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, two counts of possessing stolen property under $5,000, possession of methamphetamine and breaching conditions of release. Both were held for bail.