DNA on cigarette butt help catch lake cabin burglar in Park Rapids
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- DNA on a cigarette butt has landed Duane Lampl, 24, of Park Rapids, in prison.
According to court records, in June of 2014 he burglarized a cabin on South Dinner Lake Loop, Park Rapids, taking a well pump and tank, 10 sheets of drywall, lumber and some tools and household items. He was charged after DNA on a cigarette butt left at the site was traced to him via a state database. At the time he was a suspect in several other burglaries in the Park Rapids area.