Man causes $100 in damage to building’s dryer for $5 in quarters

He broke into the dyer of a residential building.

An adult male broke the slot machine of a dyer to get $5 in quarters, causing $100 worth of damage.

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In the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning the 40-year-old man entered the laundry room of a residential building downtown Guelph to carry out the crime.

He was later arrested just past noon and charged with mischief, theft, breach of probation and failure to comply with a judicial release order.

He was held in custody with a bail hearing slated for Wednesday.

In an unrelated crime but also on Tuesday, a package was stolen sometime between 10:30 and 10:39 a.m. from the front porch of a residence located near the intersection of Pipe Street and Dufferin Street.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Special Constable Thomas Randell at (519) 824-1212 ext. 7194, email him at, leave an anonymous tip at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).