Guelph man, woman charged in attempted theft, vehicle ramming incident

GUELPH-ERAMOSA – Police have now charged a man and woman from Guelph after two people tried to steal a vehicle and then rammed into it when confronted by a homeowner.

On Oct. 14 at about 5am, Wellington County OPP responded to an attempted theft call at a residence on Woolwich-Guelph Townline in Guelph-Eramosa.

Police say the homeowner noticed two suspicious vehicles on the property at about 4:30am.

“It was reported that one of the suspects was attempting to enter a parked vehicle in the driveway,” police stated in a press release.

The suspects fled in the two vehicles after being confronted by the homeowner.

One of the vehicles, a black Honda CRV, rammed the homeowner’s vehicle several times before fleeing, police say.

It was driven by a woman, with a man in the passenger seat.

Both vehicles were reported stolen on the same date and have since been recovered, police say.

Abigail Turner, 25, of Guelph, was charged with possession of stolen property, dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, mischief, trespass at night, failing to comply with an undertaking and failing to comply with a release order.

She was held for a bail hearing and is to appear in Guelph court.

Benn Douglas Witteveen, 26, of Guelph, was charged with failing to comply with a probation order, possession of stolen property and trespass at night.

He is to appear in Guelph court on Nov. 27.