March 9, 2012

Blood at the scene of a burglary leads to suspect’s arrest

Key Largo – Blood samples collected at the scene of a Key Largo burglary in September of 2011 led to the arrest of a man for the crime.

The break in took place September 26th on Oakwood Avenue in the afternoon. The victim told Deputies Jacques Rozek and Kyle Page he left his house to pick his daughter up at school. When he returned a short time later, he found someone had broken the glass on his front door and had entered his home. There was broken glass all over the kitchen floor, and blood on the refrigerator.

The victim told the deputies he was having trouble with his brother-in-law, 28 year old Michael Fraley, and he thought Fraley may have been the one who broke in.

The deputies went to Fraley’s house on Largo Road. Fraley had injuries to his hand and shoulder which he said he got in a fight with his girlfriend. He agreed to give a sample of his DNA for comparison to the blood found at the burglary scene. The two DNA samples were sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for comparison.

According to reports by Detective Barney Sajdak,  the comparison of the two samples was returned from FDLE in January; the test confirmed Fraley as the person who left the blood at the burglary scene. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

On  Thursday, Fraley was charged with burglary and criminal mischief. He was booked into jail.

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