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Police: Dust and dog hair link suspect to Chandler burglary attempt

Posted at 11:52 AM, May 24, 2017

Dust and dog hair linked a burglary suspect to a Chandler break-in.

Chandler Police report that about 2 a.m. on May 19, a man, later identified as 23-year-old Zachery Dean Wilson Beynon, was attempting to enter a house, near Warner and Dobson roads through a doggie door.

Police say the homeowner happened to be sleeping on a couch and heard Beynon trying to get in. The homeowner shouted at Beynon, "Hey, hey, hey, what are you doing." Beynon, who was halfway inside the doggie door, backed out, ran through the backyard and hopped the fence. 

An officer, in the area, stopped a man matching the description given by the homeowner. He was identified as Zachary Beynon.

Beynon was detained under an outstanding warrant. Police noticed dust on his shirt and short brown hairs matching the homeowner's dog on Beynon's shorts.

"[The officer] noticed there's brown dog hair all over [the suspect].  And the officer remembered that the dog at the home was a brown dog as well,” said Detective Seth Tyler, Chandler PD.

Beynon later allegedly admitted to the attempted break-in.