A DNA match has led to the arrest of an East Palo Alto man in connection with the Dec. 24, 2010, burglary of the James Flood Elementary School in the city.
East Palo Alto police have arrested Keith Dees Jr., 20, for the crime, after DNA from blood found at the scene was found to match that of Dees, police said.
Investigating officers submitted the evidence to the San Mateo County Forensic Laboratory for processing. The DNA profile was submitted to the California Department of Justice for a
search against the CAL-DNA databank, which contains DNA of previously convicted persons. The database found a match with Dees.
Dees was booked into San Mateo County jail for commercial burglary. Police said he admitted to the crime when confronted with the DNA evidence.
The investigation into the burglary is ongoing, police said. Anyone with information regarding the crime is encouraged to call the East Palo Alto Police Department on its anonymous
text and voicemail line at 650-409-6792.