Guelph man found in trunk of stolen car from Manitoba, police say

Guelph man found in trunk of stolen car from Manitoba, police say
Guelph man found in trunk of car after gas theft, police say
Guelph police say officers have found a truck that had been reported stolen in Manitoba after a gas-and-dash in the city’s west end early Saturday morning.

Soon after being called to the gas station on Imperial Road at around 12:20 a.m., officers were able to track down the pickup in the area of Woodlawn and Edinburgh roads, but the driver fled.

The vehicle was later found unoccupied in the area of Burns Drive and police said they also found break-in tools.

Police said a suspect was later found hidden in the trunk of a car on Saturday morning during a traffic stop.

A 29-year-old man from Guelph was charged with possession of stolen property, theft, and breaching his probation.

The driver of the car, a 28-year-old Guelph woman, was charged with resisting arrested after police said she kicked at officers as they tried to take her into custody.

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A 29-year-old Guelph man found in the trunk of a car has been charged with possession of stolen property and theft.

The bizarre incident began early Saturday morning around 12:20 a.m. when Guelph police say they were called to a gas station on Imperial Road about a gas theft.

Officers tried to stop the driver of the truck on Woodlawn Road and Edinburgh Road, but the driver sped off, police said.

Police said the force's K9 unit found a backpack with break and enter tools inside, but the dog did not find the suspect.

Less than an hour later, police conducted an unrelated traffic stop at 1:09 a.m. and spoke with a lone, female driver.

Police said the woman was wanted because her surety had been revoked. A surety is a person who promises a judge they will supervise a person while they're out on bail. Those arrangements can be cancelled or revoked for a number of reasons.

As officers attempted to arrest her, police say the 28-year-old Guelph woman pulled away and kicked at officers. She was arrested and charged with resisting arrest.

After the arrest, police searched the car and found a man in the trunk. The man was the suspect in the gas theft an hour earlier, police said.

A 29-year-old Guelph man has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, theft under $5,000 and breaching his probation order.

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