New Castle News

September 2, 2013

Police identify burglary suspects through DNA

Debbie Wachter
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — New Castle police have filed charges in two burglaries following positive matches of DNA samples.

A South Side man is wanted for his alleged role in a February break-in at New Castle Recycling.

New Castle police said the DNA of Bo William Clements, 19, of 1806 Hamilton St., was found on a Pepsi bottle that had been left near a door inside the building with a pair of bolt cutters and a flashlight.

Police were called to the business at 215 Gardner Ave. around 8:15 p.m. Feb. 28 for an automatic burglar alarm. They said the bottle was still cold when it was found and the building’s rear door lock had been cut.

A surveillance video shows three men walking around the back of the business during the time. One of them was seen entering and exiting a construction vehicle.

The identities of the other two suspects are still unknown.

Police have charged Clements with criminal attempt to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, defiant trespass of a fenced or enclosed area, criminal attempt at criminal trespass, conspiracy to commit criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Also this week, police charged Thomas Robert Ingram, 27, of 30 Spring St., for a break-in at a house in the 100 block of South Crawford Ave. that occurred Sept. 3.

Ingram is charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief in connection with that incident, in which three televisions, cash and jewelry were taken. Police said samples of blood they found at the scene were sent to a DNA lab, which matched the samples to Ingram’s DNA.

He also is wanted on a warrant.

(Email: dwachter@ncnewsonline.com)