PELHAM, N.H. (WHDH) - Police in New Hampshire say they were able to use DNA evidence to make an arrest after a year-long investigation of a case involving dozens of damaged trailers.

William Scotsman, Inc., which carries mobile offices, storage units, and trailers, lost an estimated $40,000 worth of inventory after copper was cut from some 37 trailers on March 25, 2021.

Detectives processed the scene at the time and collected DNA that was later analyzed by the state’s Forensics Lab, which later determined a match on August 2, 2022, allowing for a breakthrough in the case.

Detectives soon applied for an arrest warrant for Bryan Cashman, 37, of Hudson, New Hampshire, on charges involving theft, criminal trespassing, and criminal mischief charges.

According to police, Cashman would often stay at a number of different locations around Massachusetts and New Hampshire, making locating him difficult. However, with a search warrant, detectives were able to locate him in Hudson using cellphone pings.

Pelham and Hudson Police took Cashman into custody without incident on Thursday, later releasing him under his own recognizance.

Cashman is still being investigated on additional charges before his arraignment on Oct. 13 at Hillsborough County Superior Court.

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