California police take crap into evidence
July 2017 in a Thousand Oaks, Southern California, someone broke into a private home and left crap in the toilet. The Ventura County Sheriff’s office investigates the premises with a fine tooth comb. Looking for clues to find a suspect and gathering information about the crime is the basis of their investigations.
In most cases, investigators are looking for evidence indicating the identity of the thief. In this particular case, the most obvious samples of DNA such as hair, semen, saliva, fingerprints or blood were not indicative. Apparently, the Infiltrator took a little break from his stealing job to use the toilet. Hey, we all do it at one time or another.
Unfortunately, this time the thief forgot to flush
The discovered fecal matter was collected according to the law. After testing the sample, California Department of Justice informed Thousand Oaks police that forensics DNA matched Andrew Jensen, 42.
Promptly Andrew Jensen was arrested on first-degree residential burglary charges. After his arrest, bail was set at $70,000. In lieu of paying bail, Jensen opted for jail time until his hearing this Wednesday.
DNA testing is a crucial part of investigations all the time
Very often rape victims or female victims of deadly sexual crimes experience testing of seminal fluid. Cigarette butts will hold cells or saliva from the smoker who dropped the butts on the ground. Sometimes blood or skin underneath a victim’s fingernails, if there was a fight of some kind, reveals DNA.
However, there are many cases from all over where defecated material was evidence towards conviction of a crime. One crime that took place in November 2007 in Perugia, Italy is a violent example. The sexual assault and murder of Meredith Kercher retain discovery indicative of one of the perpetrators crapping. In this instance, there was an equal disregard to flush evidence down the toilet.
Indeed, residents of Ventura California are happy to know police are doing their job.
Regarding the case in Ventura, I would like to know more about why was the burglar there, to begin with? Did he steal anything? Where are the stolen belongings? Was he alone? There are more questions about this case besides did he flush or not.
No matter what the reason, a thief in their community was caught. They can also sit comfortably in their homes knowing they are safe from people like Jensen.
He will pay for his felony. Regardless of how the evidence arrives, it’s always a relief to connect the dots and solve the crime. The California Police Department did not cringe; rather they did their jobs admirably.
Certainly, it must be embarrassing for Jensen. Maybe that’s why he opted to stay in Jail until his hearing. This way he can avoid making any comments to the media.