Woodway police arrest home burglary suspect

WACO - Woodway police arrested a man accused of burglarizing a home on September 30, 2015 in the 15000 block of Sendero Lane.

According to police, on Tuesday morning, officers arrested Jose Pardo, 26, of Waco for Burglary of a Habitation. When officers arrived to the scene, they discovered the suspect broke a window pane to a side entry door. Several items including firearms, televisions, computers and jewelry were stolen during the burglary. Detectives found small drops of blood on the broken window pane left by the suspect. Samples were swabbed and sent to the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Crime Lab for analysis.

In July 2016, the DPS lab was able to establish a DNA profile of an unknown man from the blood.  The profile was submitted to the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System, a database of known offenders’ DNA profiles.

On August 9, the lab notified Woodway detectives of a DNA match among the blood discovered at the time of the crime scene to the suspect Jose Pardo.

Police said Pardo had an extensive history for burglary related offenses and had an active warrant for his arrest from the Waco Police Department for burglary.

Woodway police found the suspect at his residence in the 1100 block of Adams Street in Waco.

Pardo is in the McLennan County Jail and more DNA samples were collected from him by officers.

None of the stolen property has been found and the investigation is ongoing. 

(© 2016 KCEN)


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