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Some left-behind cigarette butts and a high-tech investigation snuffed out a burglar's chance of evading arrest and led to jail time for the Woodbury man.


Darrick Vall, 23, was sentenced June 16 to 120 days in jail following a second-degree burglary conviction. He pleaded guilty to the felony in April.

Vall was charged in September 2010 in a case that dated back to 2008.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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