Police beat: Theft in progress

Theft in progress

GUELPH-ERAMOSA – On Dec. 18 at about 8:15pm, Wellington County OPP officers responded to a theft in progress at a business on Sideroad 14 here.

“Upon arrival, police arrested two suspects at the scene,” police stated in a press release.

“Police recovered a quantity of metal cable which had been stolen from the business. During the investigation, police seized drug paraphernalia and substances believed to be fentanyl and oxycodone.”

Bryan John Runstadtler, 52, of Guelph-Eramosa, was charged with theft under $5,000, failing to comply with a release order and two counts of possession of a Schedule 1 substance (opioids). He was held for a bail hearing and is to appear in Guelph court.

Keith Edward Corbit, 49, of Guelph, was charged with theft under $5,000 and possession of a Schedule 1 substance (opioids). He is to appear in Guelph court on Jan. 19.


Stolen trailers, snowmobiles

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Local police are investigating two recent thefts of utility trailers that contained multiple snowmobiles.

Wellington County OPP officials say that on Dec. 17, sometime between 6 and 11am, suspects attended an address on Highway 6 near Mount Forest and stole a silver 2018 American 27-foot enclosed snowmobile trailer with chrome stripes and a tandem axle bearing Ontario licence plate R7621X.

The trailer contained three snowmobiles: a blue and white 2016 Yamaha SR Viper, a black 2006 Yamaha Apex 1000 and a blue 1998 Yamaha SRX 700.

On Dec. 22 at about 9:30am, Wellington County OPP received another report of a theft of a trailer containing snowmobiles from an address on Elora Street North in Clifford.

Police say that sometime between Dec. 21 at 11:30pm and Dec. 22 at 8:30am, suspects stole a black 2004 Triton enclosed snowmobile trailer bearing Ontario plate C83385.

The trailer contained two snowmobiles: a silver and blue 2005 Skidoo GTX and a white 2009 Skidoo REN.

Anyone with information about these incidents 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.