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Wareham Police Solve Break-In Using DNA

Wareham PD

A homeless Wareham man is behind bars after breaking into a Speedy Mart in July.

Wareham Police say 22-year-old Matthew DeCosta broke into the Rt 28 Speedy Mart on July 27th, and escaped the scene, leaving traces of his blood behind.

Blood samples sent to a lab in Boston came back as a match for DeCosta. Wareham Police obtained a warrant, and arrested DeCosta on Tuesday.

DeCosta was arraigned in Wareham District Court on charges of breaking and entering and malicious destruction over $250.

Police say it’s the first breaking and entering case to be solved in Wareham using DNA technology where the suspect was completely unknown.

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