DNA Evidence Links Man to Woodbury Vehicle Break-ins

Ace Arthur Collins, 25, was sentenced on a burglary charge related to incidents at an apartment complex on Guider Drive.

A St. Paul man was sentenced after DNA evidence linked him to a series of vehicle break-ins at a Woodbury apartment complex in December 2010.

Ace Arthur Collins, 25, must pay restitution to the victims following the burglary conviction. He was given credit for 335 days served in jail.

Police on Dec. 9, 2010, were called about a number of vehicle break-ins in a garage at an apartment complex at the 7200 block of Guider Drive in Woodbury.

The victims, according to the criminal complaint, reported missing:

  • An in-dash DVD player valued at $150, a coat valued at $50, a pair of $110 sunglasses, a $100 GPS unit, a floor jack valued at $400 and $100 in various tools.
  • A CD player valued at $100 and an $80 blanket.
  • An XM Radio receiver valued at $60 and a $20 cell phone charger.
  • A GPS unit, DVDs and CDs, and a $700 rug.

From one of the vehicles police obtained a piece of bloody glass, and an analysis from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension found that it was Collins’ blood.


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