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Fingerprints trip up youthful burglar

Evanston police say fingerprints recovered from a crime scene 20 months ago led to the arrest of a youth on burglary charges last weekend.

Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott says a police evidence technician recovered the prints from the scene of a burglary in the 1200 block of Dewey Avenue in May 2010.

They were submitted to the state police Automated Fingerprint Identification System, which eventually came back with a match — leading to the arrest by detectives of the male suspect.

The suspect was 16 years old at the time of the incident and has been charged as a juvenile with residential burglary.

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