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DNA leads to arrest in car theft case

Suspect was arrested as he was released from a correctional facility on an unrelated matter
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On Feb. 23rd, 2020, a motor vehicle was reported stolen.

On April 1st, police located the unoccupied vehicle parked downtown.

A subsequent forensic examination of the vehicle and its contents took place, resulting in the recovery of both DNA and fingerprint impressions. This ultimately resulted in the identification of an adult male. Once the male was identified, it was learned that he was now in custody at a correctional facility for an unrelated matter.

On Sunday, at 11:04 a.m., police arrested the male as he was released from the facility.

A 32-year-old Guelph male has been charged with:
- possession of stolen property under $5,000
- occupant of a stolen motor vehicle without consent

He will appear in court on Jan. 4.