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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Suspect Identified Through DNA

On 11/30/2017 Lawrence Police Departments Patrol Division  Platoon One responded to a  breaking and entering at a Methuen St business. . Officer Chris Cote responded and started an investigation.  Among other actions Officer Cote collected physical evidence in the form of a black knit hat. He submitted it for DNA analysis with the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab. On December 8, 2018 Officer Cote was advised by Detective  Lt. Mark Ciccarelli that the Massachusetts State Police crime lab had positively identified the suspect with a match  through DNA analysis.. Based these results  Officer Cote was able to obtain an arrest warrant for the suspects arrest.  

Luis Santana  age 42
5'11 160  muscular build
.5 Active warrants ranging from drug offenses, vandalism, domestic assault, and B&E

A check of the suspects last known address revealed he no longer lives there, however we received information he frequents the  Broadway area

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