Beer bottle DNA leads to burglary charge, police say

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BYLINE: Elizabeth Dinan
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Portsmouth, NH

PORTSMOUTH — When Hung Nguyen burglarized a Winsor Road home two years ago, he left his DNA on a beer bottle, leading to his Thursday arrest, say police.

Nguyen, 40, with no permanent arrest, is charged with a felony count of burglary and is being held on $20,000 cash-only bail.

According to an affidavit by Detective Timothy Cashman, police were recently notified by the state crime lab that DNA from saliva on a Heineken bottle obtained by police at the crime scene was determined to be a match to Nguyen. Based on that evidence, police allege Nguyen burglarized the residence on Nov. 8, 2007.

According to police, Nguyen is being held in Massachusetts by federal immigration authorities and has active warrants for his arrest out of California and Wisconsin. He is also alleged to have recently completed a Massachusetts prison sentence for breaking and entering in the daytime and is known by a dozen different aliases.

Nguyen was arraigned by video in Portsmouth District Court Thursday, when he requested a public defender and a Vietnamese interpreter. He is scheduled to appear in the court on Feb. 2 for a probable cause hearing.

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