Police beat: Business break-in, theft

Business break-in, theft

ELORA – Police are asking for the public’s assistance after items were stolen from a business and a nearby vehicle here.  

On July 22, Wellington County OPP responded to a report of a break-in that had occurred sometime overnight at a business on Wellington Road 7 in Elora. 

Police say someone gained entry into the business by breaking a window and then stole a cash register, laptop and point-of-sale system. 

A vehicle parked in the parking lot of the business was also damaged and a drone valued at $500 was stolen from the vehicle, police say.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip at www.csgw.tips.

Speed trap

ROTHSAY – On July 15 a Wellington County OPP officer was conducting traffic enforcement in Rothsay where a mobile speed sign was in operation.

“During approximately three hours of enforcement, eight provincial offence notices were issued for speeding and four warnings were also issued,” police stated in a press release.

“The Wellington County OPP would like to remind drivers to always obey the speed limit.”

Cocaine and cannabis

ABERFOYLE – On July 7 at about 6:45pm, a Wellington County OPP officer stopped the driver of a white sedan on Old Brock Road here.

Shamouhr Pink, 38, of Toronto, was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cannabis for the purpose of distribution. 

He is to appear in Guelph court at a later date.

Arson charge after apartment fire

GUELPH – A Guelph man has been charged with arson following a fire last week inside a downtown apartment building.

On July 6, the Guelph Fire Department was called to a building on Carden Street where a loveseat that had been set out for garbage was lit on fire. 

“The loveseat was in a hallway leading to nine apartments, including some where children reside,” Guelph Police stated in a press release.

Police say a male suspect identified via surveillance video was located outside the building on July 9 and arrested. 

A 39-year-old Guelph man was charged with arson with disregard for human life. He is to appear in Guelph court on July 26.

Man accused of exposing genitals/buttocks

GUELPH – A Guelph man was arrested for committing an indecent act after flashing several people outside a local business.

Police were called just after 7pm on July 3 to a business in the area of Wellington Street West and Gordon Street. 

“Staff reported they had received complaints about a male harassing customers and were watching the male through a window when he pulled his pants down to the knees, fully exposing his genitals,” Guelph Police stated in a press release.

“He also exposed his buttocks to many motorists on Wellington Street. The male was still on scene when police arrived and he was arrested.”

A 37-year-old Guelph man was charged with committing an indecent act. He is to appear in Guelph court on Aug. 16.