DNA evidence helps Medina PD solve burglary

Staff Reports Posted 6 March 2019 at 7:12 am

MEDINA – A Medina man on Tuesday was charged with burglary from several months ago after police used DNA evidence left at the scene to connect the crime to Javier Cuardrado, 43.

He has been charged with burglary in the 3rd degree, a Class D felony; criminal mischief in the 2nd degree, a Class D felony; and petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor

The Medina Police Department on Sept. 14 responded to a burglar alarm at Hinsperger Poly Industries, 430 West Oak Orchard Street in the village of Medina. Upon arrival, officers determined that forced entry had been made into the building. Officers cleared the building and determined that the suspect had exited the building and fled the area prior to arrival, Lt. Todd Draper said.

Officers observed property inside that had been damaged and owners reported that items were stolen. Medina police officers, with assistance from the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, processed the scene for evidence.

The evidence that was secured was sent to the Niagara County Forensic Lab for examination. The DNA evidence that was located identified a suspect. That suspect was interviewed and this individual confessed to conducting the burglary and stealing the property, Draper said.

Further evidence was located at the suspect’s residence. The case was investigated by Medina police officer Cory Collins.

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