Police arrest 'career criminal' in connection with Pittsburgh-area burglary


FRAZER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Police arrested a man Wednesday whom they called a “career criminal” and charged him in connection with a burglary in Frazer Township last month.

Dean Vankirk, 51, has a 37-page criminal record and was on parole, police said.


Investigators said they matched his DNA to blood found at the scene of the burglary on Bakerstown Road.

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According to police, Vankirk cut himself while breaking through a glass door at the home. Police said he stole electronics, credit cards and cash.

Investigators are looking for a woman who they believe helped Vankirk during the burglary.

Vankirk remained in the Allegheny County Jail Thursday morning.



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