DNA led to charges being filed in Anoka County District Court and a guilty plea by a Coon Rapids man for a burglary at a campground in East Bethel.
Shane Clint Rundle, 22, 9787 Palm St. NW, entered a guilty plea Aug. 27 to a felony third-degree burglary charge. A second-degree count will be dismissed at sentencing Oct. 24.
In June 2012, the owners of a seasonal camper at Nordquist Camp in East Bethel reported a rear window on the camper had been broken and two television sets and a bedspread had been taken.
The next day, the owners reported that they noticed blood on the camper floor and investigators sent a sample to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension for analysis, according to the complaint.
The BCA found DNA in the blood sample that matched the DNA profile of Rundle, a convicted offender.
And when a DNA sample of Rundle was sent to the BCA, the DNA match was confirmed.
Peter Bodley is at [email protected]