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Man Sentenced To 18 Years In Bronxville Burglary

Carmelo Rivera
Carmelo Rivera Photo Credit: Bronxville Police

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- A 48-year-old Bronx man has been convicted and sentenced to 18 years in state prison after an apartment burglary in Bronxville.

Bronxville Police responded to a 911 call of an apartment burglary on Kensington Road on July 1, 2014.

The apartment had been entered by breaking a ground floor bedroom window, police said. Stolen from within the apartment were two firearms and jewelry. Detective William Carroll and Sergeant Nicholas DeYoung processed the crime scene and collected blood evidence which was submitted to the Westchester County Division of Forensic Sciences for examination.

The blood sample he collected at the crime scene matched a known sample in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) belonging to Carmelo Rivera.

On Aug. 28, 2014 Detective Carroll effected the arrest of Rivera with the assistance of the New York State Department of Corrections Division of Parole.

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