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Man faces charges after break-in at downtown Guelph church: police

Guelph police say a 35-year-old man has been charged following a break-in at a church on Tuesday morning.
Guelph police say a 35-year-old man has been charged following a break-in at a church on Tuesday morning. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Charges are being laid against a 35-year-old Guelph man after a downtown church was allegedly broken into early Wednesday morning.

Guelph police said someone got into the church on Quebec Street through a side door just after 3 a.m., and caused about $10,000 in damage.

Items were also reported stolen, but some have been recovered, police said.

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Police announced a man was arrested in a joint investigation between uniformed officers and two specialized units, the BEAT (Break and Enter and Auto Theft) team and HEAT (High Enforcement Action Team).

The man has been charged with mischief over $5,000, possession of break-in tools, break-and-enter, and breaching his probation.

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Police said the suspect had warrants out for his arrest regarding other incidents.