Rochester, NY – United States Marshal Charles Salina
announced today the arrest of Mario Alverado Mateo. Mateo was wanted by the
Monroe County District Attorney’s office on a charge of rape and sodomy.
Mario Alverado Mateo, 34, was arrested on July 24th 2013 at a private residence
in Connecticut by members of the US Marshals Task Force. A warrant for violating
his condition of parole was issued for Mateo on April 2013 after it was
discovered that he had fled the Rochester area. Mateo was placed on parole in
2007 after serving a seven year sentence for pleading guilty for a burglary he
committed in Rochester in 2000.
Recently, evidence collected from a crime scene linked Mateo to yet another
crime. In April, 2000, it was believed that while Mateo was in the process of
burglarizing a home in Rochester, he discovered a woman inside. Mateo brutally
then raped and sodomized her. This crime went unsolved for several years until a
DNA match linked Mateo to the crime scene. In addition to the parole violation
warrant issued by N.Y.S. the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office filed
additional charges against Mateo for rape and sodomy.
The Rochester U. S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force began the search for
Mateo in June 2013. With assistance from Monroe County District Attorney’s
Office and N.Y.S. Parole, Deputy U.S. Marshals were able to track Mateo’s
location to Connecticut. U.S. Marshals in the District of Connecticut assisted
in the investigation and began to close in on Mateo. On July 24, USMS personnel
apprehended Mateo without incident at residence in Waterbury.
Mateo has been extradited back to Rochester. He was arraigned in Monroe County
Court today on felony charges of rape and sodomy. Mateo is being held without
bail in the Monroe County Jail.
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