Police say they used DNA to find a burglar who broke into a house a few months ago and assaulted the homeowner who found him.
The burglary occurred on Oct. 3, when the suspect entered a Huntington Station home around 7:40 p.m., according to the Suffolk County Police Department. After the owner discovered the intruder, police said, there was a struggle and the burglar told the victim he had a handgun. The burglar fled the scene afterward.
Police said detectives from the 2nd Squad recovered DNA evidence that was linked to 59-year-old Scott Lundquist of Huntington Station.
Lundquist was arrested on Friday afternoon and charged with first-degree burglary, third-degree assault and resisting arrest.
The defendant was listed as representing himself on the state court system’s database and could not be reached for comment.