Fingerprints Identify Alleged Would-be Thief

University of Windsor. (Photo by Mike Vlasveld)

A campus police officer is recovering after a scuffle sent him and a suspect down a flight of stairs at the University of Windsor Education Building.

The officer, investigating a break-in, confronted a suspect trying to steal a bolted down Mac computer in a secured room. There was a struggle and the suspect was last seen running eastbound on Fachette. The officer suffered minor injuries.

Windsor police able to identify the suspect with fingerprints lifted off the computer monitor, and officers on patrol arrested him downtown.

Police say 37-year-old Dale Wesley Simmons faces break and enter, assaulting a peace officer and resisting a peace officer charges.