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Man Arrested, Charged With Eight-Month-Old Burglary After DNA Comparison

A man has been charged in 1st District Court after police say DNA results linked him to the scene of a home burglary in Hyde Park on New Year’s Day.

Janofor Benjamin, 19, faces one count of second-degree burglary and class-B criminal mischief. The charges were filed against him prior to his initial appearance before Judge Brian Cannell on Wednesday.

 

On Jan. 1, according to an affidavit filed with the court, North Park Police Department officers responded to a 911 call of a home burglary in progress. Police wrote that the burglar began climbing stairs leading from the home’s basement while the owner and sole occupant of the home was on the phone. When officers arrived, police wrote, the burglar had already left the scene. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

 

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.