B&E Unit - DNA Testing Supports Charges In Break And Enters Spanning 15 Years

The Saskatoon Police Service Break and Enter Unit has laid new charges in connection to several incidents, that date back to 15 years ago.

On July 26, 2008, Police were called to the 200 block of Primrose Drive, for the report of a break and enter. Upon arrival, Police found a damaged front door, a cash register that had been pried open and a small amount of money taken. Investigators were able to collect a small amount of DNA at the scene, but this proved to be un-identifiable at the time.

Similar incidents occurred in July and November of 2012, July of 2014, and August of 2020. In all cases, small amounts of DNA were collected by investigators. Between 2008 and 2020, several computers, electronic equipment and over $3000 was stolen.

On May 5, 2021, SPS received information regarding a break and enter in the 500 block of 2nd Avenue North, where approximately $11,000 of merchandise was stolen. Video evidence led to the arrest of a 56-year-old man, on June 24, 2021.

On October 23, 2022, DNA was collected from the, now, 57-year-old man, and confirmed by the RCMP Forensic Lab to be a match for DNA collected in the previous incidents.

The 57-year-old man now faces an additional five charges of Break and Enter. He is currently serving time for previous charges.

(Occurrence Number: 08-75650)