Thursday police briefs


DNA evidence leads to arrest…years later

Need proof that DNA results aren’t obtained as quickly as Hollywood crime dramas would have you think?

Wednesday morning, Chatham-Kent police arrested a man in connection with a 2015 B&E in Chatham.

Back in July of 2015, police responded to a break and enter at a residence on Raleigh Street in Chatham. The scene was examined and evidence was seized for forensic analysis.

On Feb. 9, police received information from the Centre of Forensic Sciences stating that a DNA profile was generated and matched that of a local man.

Yesterday morning, police arrested a 24-year-old Chatham man and charged him with break and enter.

Arson investigation

Sometime between Tuesday at 2 p.m. and Wednesday at 10 a.m., someone opened a window on a food trailer parked on National Road and started a fire. The fire burned a hole through the floor and caused significant smoke damage inside the trailer. Damage has been estimated at $15,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Rod Louzon at or 519-436-6600 ext. 87236. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Teen troubles

Last October, a youth was released from custody with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was not to communicate with a specific Wallaceburg teen.

Last week, the pair was observed together in Dresden.

Yesterday afternoon, a 17-year-old West Lorne youth was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions. He was released pending a future court date.

Speed traps

Yesterday, members of the Traffic Unit and Community Patrol conducted traffic enforcement in the Chatham area.

They issued 28 tickets to motorists for various Highway Traffic Act related offences.


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