PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – Police say DNA evidence led to the recent arrest of a Maine man accused of vandalizing a Portsmouth, N.H., church nearly four years ago.

Police were called to the historic North Church in June 2005 to investigate several stained glass windows that had been smashed. Police said at the time that blood on the windows and the outline of a fist indicated they had been punched through.

The Portsmouth Herald reports that DNA evidence eventually led police to 32-year-old Patrick Allen of Wiscasset, who was charged last week with burglary and criminal mischief.


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