Probation for campground burglary

Prison time has been stayed for a Coon Rapids man who pleaded guilty in Anoka County District Court to a felony charge after his DNA was found at the scene of a burglary at a campground in East Bethel.

Shane Clint Rundle, 22, who entered a guilty plea in August to a felony third-degree burglary charge, had an 18-month prison term dismissed at sentencing Oct. 24 when he was placed on probation for five years.

He was given credit for 120 days spent in jail, but while on probation, he must complete a chemical dependency evaluation and follow its recommendations, submit to random urinalysis and breath tests, have no alcohol or controlled substance use and not possess any firearms.

A second-degree burglary count was dismissed at sentencing.

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]

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