Monday, April 19, 2021

Police: Arson in Chatham, DNA helps solve B&E, traffic enforcement

DNA helps solve break and enter

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On July 3, 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 February 9, 2021 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, a 24-year-old Chatham man was arrested and charged with break and enter.

He was released pending a future court date of March 31, 2021.

Youth charged with failing to comply

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: On October 5, 2020 the 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 were observed together in Dresden.

Yesterday afternoon, the 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 of March 29, 2021.

Traffic enforcement

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Yesterday, members of the Traffic Unit and Community Patrol conducted traffic enforcement in the Chatham area.

In total, 28 tickets were issued to motorists for various Highway Traffic Act related offences.

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind everyone that road safety is a priority for our Police Service.

Please ensure that you are obeying the rules of the road for everyone’s safety.

Police investigating an arson in Chatham

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Sometime between Tuesday at 2 p.m. and Wednesday at 10 a.m. unknown suspects 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 Constable Rod Louzon at rodl@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #87236.

Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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