DNA Sample Leads To Arrest

Wednesday December 9th, 2015

Posted at 4:37pm

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A DNA sample has lead to an arrest in Windsor.

Back on November 28th, 2015 police released information in relation to a break and enter that occurred in the 2200 block of Curry Avenue at approximately 4:10am. A resident in the home was woken by a male in her residence. He fled the home and stole the homeowner’s 2006 Mazda 5 minivan.

Through Investigation, police say they have determined that the suspect performed an indecent act inside the residence while the victim was sleeping. Forensic Identification experts located and seized DNA evidence inside the residence. The seized DNA was expedited to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto for analysis.

On Tuesday December 8th, 2015 police were told they had a “hit” off of the National DNA databank.

Detectives from the Major Crime Branch immediately took steps to locate the accused. Within an hour, Detectives were able to arrest the accused at Windsor Police Headquarters.

Austin Boucher, 19 years of age from Windsor is charged with sexual assault and break and enter.

The above described vehicle as well as the victim’s purse have not been recovered.

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