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Gloversville man charged in burglary

August 21, 2012
The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - A city man with a history of burglary arrests was charged Monday morning in connection with the Nov. 11 burglary of the Salvation Army on Spring Street.

Police said Mitchell S. Swart, 27, of 138 Fremont St., was charged at 9:30 a.m. with third-degree burglary, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny, both misdemeanors.

Police said an investigation was launched Nov. 15 by city police into a reported burglary at the Salvation Army, 10 Spring St. During the investigation, the Detective Division secured blood samples left at the scene by a suspect.

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Samples were submitted to the state police crime lab for analysis.

A match was made to the DNA profile of Swart already on file, police said. A control sample from the suspect verified the match, detectives said.

Swart was held Monday for arraignment in City Court.

Earlier this year, Swart was charged with burglarizing the Church of the Holy Spirit on South Main Street. Police said they found his fingerprints and palm prints on the windows in that case.

Previously, Swart was convicted in another local burglary and served time at the Sing Sing state correctional facility in Westchester County before being released on parole in 2008.



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