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DNA leads to eventual arrest

The Chatham-Kent police have arrested a man in connection with a break and enter earlier this year.

On Jan. 17, police responded to an alarm at a pharmacy in Tilbury. Upon arrival, officers observed that someone had smashed the front window and tried to pry open the narcotics cabinet.

Enough damage was done that the suspect(s) were able to remove several bottles of pills.

The scene was examined and evidence was seized for forensic analysis.

In March, police received information from the Centre of Forensic Sciences stating that a DNA profile was generated and matched that of a local man.

Last night, police located the man and he was arrested.

Ryan Pollock, 38, of Tilbury, has been charged with break and enter. He was released pending a future court date.

Theft charges

On Friday night, a man attended Circle K on McNaughton Avenue in Chatham and used a credit card that was previously reported stolen.

The man walked out of the store grabbing a ‘Red Bull’ hat making no attempt to pay for it.

With the assistance of video surveillance, the man responsible was identified.

Last night, Jason Vankoughnett, 33, of Howard Township, was arrested and charged with fraud, possession of stolen property and two counts of theft.

He was released pending a future court date.

B&E

Around 4:40 a.m. this morning, police responded to an alarm at the Great Canadian Oil Change on McNaughton Avenue in Wallaceburg.

Upon arrival, police confirmed that someone had forced their way into the business, causing about $500 damage. A small amount of cash, diagnostic tools and battery jumper pack were stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Pete Chandler at peterc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 ext. 87332. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Warrants

Yesterday afternoon, a man who was wanted for criminal harassment and failing to comply with his release conditions attended police headquarters and turned himself in.

The 33-year-old Thamesville man was arrested and remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.

Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol observed a man, who was wanted for possession for the purposes of trafficking and failing to attend court, in the parking lot of a motel in Chatham.

The 31-year-old man was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Last night, officers located a man who was wanted for failing to comply with his release conditions.

A 29-year-old Tilbury man was arrested and released pending a future court date.

Last night, police located a man who was wanted for breaching his Conditional Sentence Order.

A 31-year-old Thamesville man was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Fender bender

Yesterday afternoon, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Centre Side Road near Countryview Line.

No one was injured. Total damage was estimated at $8000.

A 24-year-old Chatham Township woman was charged with making a turn not in safety.

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