GLOVERSVILLE - A city man has been arrested on felony burglary charges after police said his fingerprints and palm prints were found at the crime scene, a city church.
City police arrested Mitchell S. Swart, 26, of 138 Fremont St., at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday and charged him with burglary and resisting arrest.
Police said while investigating a burglary and theft of petty cash at the Church of the Holy Spirit on South Main Street on Feb. 20, they found fingerprints and palm prints on windows. Police said a laboratory analysis matched them to Swart, who previously served a prison sentence for a burglary in Fulton County.
Swart allegedly fled on foot after police arrived at his home with a search warrant Wednesday.
He was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit, police said.
Police Capt. Anthony Clay said Swart also is a suspect in a burglary at the Salvation Army in Gloversville, based on a DNA evidence match, but he has not been charged.
He was sent to the Fulton County Jail on an unspecified amount of bail.