Police beat: Trailer, telehandler stolen from self-storage business

MAPLETON – On March 19, Wellington County OPP received a report of a theft from a self-storage business on Line 86 in Mapleton Township. 

Police say that sometime between Feb. 8 and March 18, someone stole a 2021 Weberlane 18FT AWL, Aluminum trailer and a 2020 Weidemann T4512 telehandler. 

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.

Hit-and-run charge

GUELPH – On March 7 at about 1pm Wellington County OPP responded to a two-vehicle collision on the Hanlon Expressway here.

Police say one of the vehicles had fled the scene and there were no injuries.  

Breanna Wilson, 22, of Guelph, was charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision and driving without insurance.

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

Driving, liquor charges

ELORA – On March 9 at about 2:30pm a Wellington County OPP officer initiated a traffic stop on Metcalfe Street here. 

Adam Joseph Frederick Peach, 60, of Guelph, was charged with two counts of failing to comply with a release order, driving while suspended and driving with an open container of liquor. 

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

DNA links female to 2021 burglary

GUELPH – A Guelph woman was arrested this week after DNA linked her to a commercial break-in and theft more than a year ago.

In February, 2021, a downtown Guelph business was entered after a rear door was damaged to gain entry. Polcie say a small amount of cash and approximately $5,000 worth of product was stolen from the business.

“Evidence collected at the scene was submitted to the Centre of Forensic Science for DNA analysis and was eventually linked to someone on the national DNA database,” police stated in a March 22 press release. “That person was located at an address in downtown Guelph this week and arrested.”

A 38-year-old Guelph woman was charged with break and enter, theft over $5,000 and breaching probation. She is to appear in Guelph court on May 17. (Guelph Police do not identify those charged).