Arrest Made in Habitat Tool Theft


Windsor police have made an arrest in connection to the theft of a vehicle and tools from Habitat for Humanity.

DNA evidence had been collected during the investigation of the September incident.

Habitat's build trailer on Devon Drive was broken into September 15, 2018 and $20,000 worth of tools were stolen.

The group's large cargo truck was also taken after a second incident three days later but was later recovered.


A photo for a truck stolen from Habitat for Humanity on September 14, 2018 (Photo courtesy of @FionaCFRE via Twitter)

However it was stripped down with even the radio missing and was not drivable.

The Centre for Forensic Science processed the sample and positively identified a suspect.

Friday, January 4, 2019 the 38-year-old man was arrested in the 500 block of Capital Street.

Windsor police Spokesperson Sergeant Steve Betteridge says officers needed patience in this investigation.

"We ended up having some property, items that were seized at the scene of the crime.  And when you're dealing with DNA and it was science here, it was DNA that was able to assist us in this case, that's not a quick process"

Sergeant Betteridge says there was a lot of teamwork in solving this case.

"It originated with our patrol division, obviously then our forensic identification unit was involved.  Out of town themselves the Centre of Forensic Sciences was involved and our property crimes unit were the lead investigators in this case"

He says the community was clearly concerned about the theft and they are pleased to be able to make an arrest.

Scott Kimball is charged with one count of break and enter.