DNA match leads to arrest of Wellington North man

PUSLINCH – A Wellington North man has been charged in connection with a break-in and theft here last year after DNA testing allegedly linked him to the crime.

On July 19, 2020 Wellington County OPP officers responded to a break and enter at a residence on Watson Road South in Puslinch Township.

“Investigation revealed that the residence had been forcibly entered by unknown suspect/s and a quantity of jewelry and Canadian currency had been stolen,” police stated in a July 15 press release.

Police say the scene was processed by a crime scene officer, DNA was collected and a suspect was identified and arrested.

Kevin Drexler, 37, of Wellington North, was charged with break and enter and committing an indictable offence.

He is to appear in Guelph court on Aug. 17.

“A collaboration of several resources. including OPP uniform patrol officers, OPP SOCO, the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS), and the Wellington County OPP Street Crime Unit (CSCU). led to this crime being solved and the accused being brought before the courts,” police stated.