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DNA Hit Leads to Burglary Arrest in Auburn

Auburn Police have made one arrest and are closing in on other suspects involved in several auto burglaries that happened last year.  The vehicles had windows smashed and valuables taken as they were parked at the Auburn Recreation District Park on Finley Street in Auburn in April of 2010.  Auburn Police Detective Adam Cline says evidence collected and submitted to the state lab has produced a DNA hit.

“We worked on the case, we didn’t have anything right afterwards, but we collected some evidence that we sent off to DOJ. We got a Department of Justice DNA hit on some of the evidence and it came back to a Susan Markwell.”

Detectives located 42 year old Susan Markwell at her residence in Sacramento and she was arrested for burglary and booked into Placer County jail on $95,000 bail.  Detective Cline says the suspects involved in the case put flyers on vehicles as a means of observing what was inside the vehicles. This would allow them to determine which vehicles to break into. Citizens are advised not to leave valuables in their vehicles in plain view for suspects to target. 


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