DNA Implicates Burglar Three Months Later

DNA Implicates Burglar Three Months Later
Photo: Shawn Ducreay

Ventura County – As any casual viewer of Forensic Files, CSI, NCIS or any number of other cop shows can attest, anyone present at the scene of a crime is quite likely to leave behind evidence that will eventually lead to their identification.

That’s precisely what appears to have happened in the case of 30-year-old Lakewood, Ca. resident Shawn Ducreay who was arrested on December 20th for his involvement in a burglary that took place on September 21, 2019.

According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Vince Alvarez, the pre-dawn burglary of a restaurant in the City of Ventura took place as “a suspect smashed the glass front door” in order to gain access to the premises. Once inside, “an undisclosed amount of cash” was taken from the cash register, whereupon the suspect made good his getaway.

Following the burglary, deputies attached to the VCSD Crime Scene Invstigators (CSI) unit collected “vital DNA evidence” which was then entered into the Combined DNA Index System database. Once that was done, the collected evidence was circulated among crime labs throughout the country. Analysis of the evidence eventually linked Ducreay to the crime.

A thorough background check of Ducreay was then conducted, indicating that he was residing in the City of Lakewood. It didn’t take detectives long to locate him, make contact, and take him into custody. Ducreay was then transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was booked on a charge of burglary, and where he remains in custody with his bail set at $10,000.

Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking

DNA Implicates Burglar Three Months Later was last modified: January 2nd, 2020 by admin
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