Guelph police use blood sample to identify break and enter suspect

Guelph Police Services headquarters. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

A Brantford-area man is facing charges in connection with a break and enter in Guelph earlier this year.

Guelph police were first called to a business in the south end of the city on March 25.

An investigation found that two men entered business with the use of a sledgehammer.

Police say some blood was found at the scene.

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A sample was taken by the Guelph Police Service Forensic Identification Unit.

Investigators say they were able to tie the blood at the scene to a man in the national DNA database.

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They say a 42-year-old man from Oshweken turned himself in to police on Sunday.

He was later released with a Jan. 20 court date in Guelph.

Investigators say the second male suspect has not been identified.

Anyone with information can contact the Guelph Police Service at 519-824-1212 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.


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