In all, 242 criminal charges have now been laid against a total of 5 people, in what police have dubbed “operation chatter”.
The charges include multiple counts of robbery with a fire arm, uttering death threats and forcible confinement.
Starting a year ago, a number of armed robberies targeted electronics stores across Ontario, including the Guelph Rogers Plus store in December and the Guelph Source Store in June.
In august, police searched two homes in Toronto and Markham. They recovered a Glock handgun that had been used in the robberies.
At the time, three men were charged with one of the robberies in Guelph and another in Aurora.
Now two of the men, both from Toronto, are charged in connection with 7 robberies, including both Guelph stores, and outlets in Brantford, Peterborough, Mississauga and Bradford-West Gwillimbury.
Another man is charged with selling some of the property stolen in Guelph.
There are Thanksgiving food drives at local grocery stores this weekend. Today and tomorrow, there
will be stuff a car and stuff a police cruiser events at Zehrs stores in Guelph and Fergus.
The Food Bank is in desperate need of canned fruit and veggies, canned protein, as well as gluten free, and nut free items. They also need diapers.
Guelph Operations Manager Tracy Marchesic says the food bank has teamed up with the Hamilton Tiger Cats, for their Thanksgiving Day game at Alumni Stadium.
They’ll try and stuff a car. For your donation, you can have your picture taken with the Grey Cup.
The food bank has a goal of collecting 90-thousand pounds of food, after surpassing last year’s 80-thousand pound target. The thanksgiving drive runs until the 20th.
The owner of the container house has until the end of the month to move it.
The two storey project, built from a steel shipping container, sits on a Wyndham Street parking lot.
But the city says it’s to the point now, where it needs a building permit.
Owner Christoph Kesting hasn’t found a new location for the house, but says it will be disassembled just enough to move it later this month.
The murder of Tim Bosma, the disappearance of Laura Babcock, and the death of Wayne Millard, are part of one single police investigation, which will be overseen by the O.P.P.
Police say they have established an, “investigative link” between the three cases.
Bosma was killed after going to a test drive in his pick-up truck in May. His burned body was later discovered near Ayr.
28 year old Dellen Millard and 26 year old Mark Smich are charged with first degree murder in his death.
Yesterday at the River Run Centre, the Guelph Community Foundation doled out almost 68 thousand dollars in grants to 23 local community organizations.
The Foundation is a local charitable organization, that pools the gifts of many donors into permanent, income-earning endowments.
Since its inception, over 2 million dollars has been distributed to over 800 charitable initiatives.
Two Kitchener residents are charged following the seizure of a
large amount of marijuana northeast of Marmora.
Provincial police say they found more than 27-hundred plants when
they searched the property on Wednesday. That’s worth about 2.7 million dollars.
They’re charged with production of a controlled substance and
possession of a controlled substance.
In sports, the storm put their perfect 3-and-0 record on the line tonight, when they entertain the Owen Sound Attack.
Owen Sound is 2-and-2.
C-joy has the broadcast starting at 7:15.
In Junior C action last night, Schomberg beat Erin 9-5.