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Arrest made in car theft – five years later

DNA found in stolen vehicle finally matched someone in the national database, say police
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A Guelph female was arrested Friday, nearly five years after her DNA was discovered inside a stolen vehicle, say police

In December, 2016, the Guelph Police Service recovered a stolen SUV in a parking lot near the intersection of Eastview Road and Auden Road. The SUV bore licence plates which had been stolen separately. Items inside the vehicle were seized and sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences for DNA analysis, eventually matching a female in the national DNA database.

On Friday officers were investigating an unrelated matter in the area of Stone Road West and Edinburgh Road South when they spoke to the female and discovered the outstanding warrant.

A 32-year-old Guelph female is charged with possessing stolen property over $5,000 and possessing stolen property under $5,000. She will appear in a Guelph court Dec. 17.