Glove DNA identifies burglary suspect

A suspect in a 2019 burglary was identified from DNA left on rubber gloves found at the scene.

A suspect in a 2019 burglary was identified from DNA left on rubber gloves found at the scene, according to court documents.

The suspect, 31-year-old Daniel J. Lura, is facing charges of residential burglary, identify theft in the second degree and malicious mischief in the third degree.

At night on Nov. 5, 2019, a Coupeville resident was asleep in her house when she was awakened by a strange sound and saw the light from a flashlight in her house. She called out to the intruder, yelling that he should “get the hell out of here.” She also called 911.

The resident reported that the burglar scrambled out of the house in a hurry after she started yelling.

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and found a door to the garage broken and another door to the house forced open. The deputy cleared the house before contacting the woman sheltering in her bedroom. The woman looked around the house with the deputy and found that her purse and a power tool were missing.

A deputy found a pair of black latex gloves on the ground in the driveway.

Before the crime lab results came back, a neighbor reported seeing a Subaru Forester and a man matching Lura’s description in the neighborhood just prior to the burglary, the report states.

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