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Burglary suspect was easy to find: He was already in Utah State Prison

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Price Police were able to close three burglary cases from early March on Friday thanks to forensic evidence and a successful suspect interview. Interestingly, the interview took place in Draper, where the alleged burglar is already imprisoned on other charges.

Detective Chris Pugliese interviewed Christian Wayne Pyle, 52, at the Utah State Prison on Dec. 6. He gained an alleged confession to the spring time burglaries, after state forensic scientists were able to identify Pyle via DNA. The evidence was collected near the scenes of each crime.

During the early morning hours of March 6, the suspect reportedly burglarized the King Koal Theaters, El' Salto's Mexican Restaurant and the China Buffet in "rapid succession," said Capt. Bill Barnes.

At each location, the businesses were damaged and an undisclosed amount of money was taken. Responding officers and detectives were able to document a distinctive method of operation.

During Det. Pugliese's interview, Pyle allegedly confirmed his criminal methods and stated that his longtime substance abuse issues played a large part motivating the activity, said Barnes.

Detectives followed up numerous leads after the spring burglaries, including interviewing potential suspects, but the cases ran cold. Police continued to work without much to go on, until the state forensics lab found a match.

The cases have been forwarded to the Carbon County Attorney's Office. The Price Police have asked that appropriate criminal charges be filed.

Pyle, who is from Sandy, has a criminal history and reportedly chose Price as he needed to explore new territory, explained Barnes.

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