DNA Test Leads to Arrest in Kent Burglary

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David Andino
David Andino

A Wappingers Falls man who police say has “an extensive criminal history” was arrested Wednesday for a January burglary after his DNA was found on a glove left at the scene, Kent police said in a press release.
David Andino, 43, was charged with second-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into a home at Ludingtonville Road in Kent on Jan. 22, police said.
On the day of the burglary, the homeowner found the rear sliding door to his home smashed and his home burglarized, according to police. Items apparently taken included jewelry, a laptop, electronics and a shotgun, police said.
Police searched the scene and found a glove which did not belong to the homeowner. A drop of blood was found on the glove, police said, and it was sent to the New York State Police Laboratory for DNA examination.
The DNA result showed a match with Andino, whose DNA was already on file, police said. The case was presented to a grand jury and Andino, who is currently incarcerated in Rensselaer County, was indicted.

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