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Bloodstains Lead to Felony Burglary Charges

Leander James Esser was charged with felony burglary in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Friday after police say he broke into Nolan Accounting in December.

DNA samples taken from bloodstains on the wall of a Greenfield accounting office that was burglarized in December have a 53-year-old Milwaukee man facing jail time for the crime.

Leander James Esser was charged with felony burglary in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Friday.

According to the criminal complaint, Esser broke into Nolan Accounting, 4262 S. 108th St., during the evening hours of Dec. 7 or early morning hours of Dec. 8. He entered the building either through the front glass door he broke or a rear door he damaged.

Once inside, Esser took a laptop computer, a computer projector, a stereo system, a typewriter and approximately $220 in cash.

Greenfield police officers found bloodstains on the wall and on a desk inside the office building. They collected a sample of the blood and sent it to the State Crime Lab, where a match with Esser was made.

Esser faces 12 years of imprisonment and fines of up to $25,000. He was also charged with one count of felony bail jumping and faces an additional six years of imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.

Esser's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 5.

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