A Massachusetts man has been charged in a year-old burglary in Granby in which a handgun was stolen, thanks to the detective work of the Granby Police Department.
According to police, a single-family home in the 200 block of North Granby Road was broken into in January 2013. The door was forced open and cash, jewelry and a .45 caliber handgun were taken, police said.
A Granby patrol officer investigated and recovered evidence from the scene, including a cigarette butt, which police submitted to the State Forensic Laboratory for DNA analysis.
The DNA matched that of Michael Morin, 29, of Springfield, MA, who was already being held in a Connecticut correctional facility on unrelated charges.
Morin was charged by warrant with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree larceny, third-degree criminal mischief and theft of a firearm.
According to police, Morin's DNA profile was in a national database from a previous felony conviction in another state.