DNA on beer can leads to burglary suspect

CREATED Mar 19, 2014

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BELOIT-- Drinking at the crime scene led police to a burglary suspect in Beloit.

A detective visited the 34-year-old Beloit man in the Rock County Jail earlier this month after DNA evidence was found on a discarded beer bottle and can left behind at the scene of two burglaries.
 
Jason Ecklund was on probation for theft when a scooter disappeared from a garage in Beloit last August. The property owner found a stray beer bottle in his backyard.
 
The Beloit Daily News said in September, 18 fishing rods, a leaf blower and some liquor were stolen from another garage in Beloit. A beer can was found nearby.
 
Police said DNA on the beer led them to Ecklund, who is due in court March 26.  
 
Ecklund's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.