DNA match leads to arrest
February 1, 2024 at 12:03 a.m.
A resident of 10 Armett St. was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 25, after Port Chester police allegedly found his DNA at a crime scene from six months ago.
On July 15, 2023, officers were dispatched to an apartment on Broad Street in response to a report of criminal mischief. There, they spoke with a tenant who alleged he was followed home by two men after an early morning walk. Once he was inside the building, one of the men allegedly broke the glass door with a rock to gain entrance.
According to the police report, officers saw security footage from inside the building showing the suspects search for the man before leaving the scene. As officers searched the area, they were able to collect a blood sample from the broken glass.
Police claim the DNA sample connected Henry Lobo-Vera to the scene. At 10 a.m. on Thursday, the 29-year-old was arrested at his home. He was charged with burglary in the second degree, a felony, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.