Vancouver Police arrest suspect in sexual motivation burglaries

Vancouver resident Benjamin Jerome T. White, 21, was arrested after DNA recovered from one of the crime scenes matched his profile

VANCOUVER โ€“ The Vancouver Police Department announced Thursday the arrest of a suspect in two recent burglaries with a sexual motivation.

On June 3 and June 4, Vancouver Police responded to two separate incidents involving a male entering the Cascade Park apartments of female victims and groping them.

During one of the incidents, the victim grabbed the mask the intruder was wearing. That mask was retrieved by police and sent to the Washington State Crime Lab for expedited processing.

On Wednesday, the Washington State Crime Lab contacted the Vancouver Police Department with information that the DNA on the recovered mask matched the profile of Benjamin Jerome T. White, 21 years old, of Vancouver.

White was located by detectives, interviewed, and was subsequently arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail for Burglary I (two counts) and Indecent Liberties (three counts).

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.

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