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Police in Chatham-Kent used DNA to solve a break and enter.
On March 19th, police responded to a break and enter to a residence on Raleigh Street in Chatham. Sometime between 12:45am and 1:20am, someone forced their way into the residence causing about $100 damage to a window.
Once inside, cigarettes, a laptop computer, loose change and two credit cards were stolen. Total value of the theft was estimated at approximately $1,000.
The scene was examined and items were seized for forensic analysis, and on May 6th police received a DNA hit from The Center of Forensic Sciences.
As a result, a 28-year-old Chatham man was arrested yesterday afternoon on Park Avenue West.
Upon being searched incident to arrest, he was also found to be in possession of drugs.
The man has been charged with break and enter and drug possession.
He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.