Teenager arrested for breaking into home
Officers met with the complainant, who said that sometime between 10:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. her teenage nephew was sleeping in one of the bedrooms and awoke to find two unknown males inside the home. When the suspects saw the teenager they fled. Several rooms were ransacked and a glass pane from a rear French door was broken. There were blood droplets on the glass pane and a bloody shirt was found inside the home. In addition to the broken pane of glass, officers found pry marks on the door and on a window. Several latent prints were recovered by the crime scene technician. Numerous laptops, two iPhones, an iPad, jewelry and keys were taken.
On Wednesday, the case was assigned to a Boca Raton detective who met with the complainant and her nephew, spoke with the neighbors, and met with the Boca Raton Latent Fingerprint Technician (LFT). LFT Neitz identified two latent prints from the crime scene as belonging to a juvenile, Dorrian Gray.
On Thursday, detectives were on their way to speak with Gray at his home when they saw him walking in his neighborhood. Gray agreed to accompany the detectives to the Police Department. Gray, who is on probation for previous burglaries, told detectives he had not been in Boca Raton in several months. When he was told his fingerprints were found at the scene of the crime, he said someone must have stolen his prints and DNA. Gray had several cuts on his hands and gave no reasonable explanation as to how he got the injuries.
Detectives charged Gray with burglary to an occupied dwelling, grand theft, and criminal mischief. The investigation is on-going. If anyone has information about this crime, they are asked to call Detective Brandon Harding at (561) 620-6229.
17 years old
Lauderdale Lakes, FL