DNA Points To Perp

(CHATHAM, ON) – On September 19, Chatham-Kent Police responded to a break and enter at a residence on Indian Creek Road in Chatham where various tools were stolen from the garage. On this same day, officers attended a second break and enter in the same area where tools, alcohol, food, and two firearms were stolen.

The scene was examined and evidence was seized for forensic analysis.

On September 26, the firearms were recovered by police from a residence in Chatham. Then, on November 3, police received information from the Centre of Forensic Sciences that a DNA profile was generated and matched that of a local man.

During the night of November 24, investigators located the man and he was arrested.

Matthew Buller, 31, of Duke Street in Chatham, has been charged with two counts of break and enter, two counts of being in possession of property obtained by a crime under $5,000, and four firearm related offences.

Buller was released pending a future court date of December 15.

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