Repeat Offender Charged in Little Canada Burglary after Dropping Napkin with his DNA on Scene

September 18, 2018 04:41 PM

The video above aired in April in a separate case in which the suspect is charged.

A man who has been convicted of multiple thefts and burglary was connected to a Little Canada burglary after investigators were able to match his DNA left on a napkin at the crime scene,  according to a criminal complaint. 


The complaint states surveillance video showed someone trying to enter Mama T's restaurant on Rice Street overnight, using a tool to try to pry open the office door. 

The burglar was seen on camera inside the bar overnight in early February 2018, and on his way out, he dropped a napkin.

Authorities recovered the napkin and processed it for DNA. 

A match turned up in the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's database, and it was matched to 46-year-old convicted felon Jeffrey Joseph Krieger. 

Krieger is on probation, the criminal complaint notes, and hasn't been in contact with his probation officer.

Although, he did leave her messages saying he was in Hawaii, Las Vegas and Atlanta at various times, court documents note.

Krieger has charges pending against him in Chisago County for burglary related to a break-in at the American Legion where gift cards and cash were stolen. He also has theft charges pending in Scott County.

KSTP reported in May that Krieger was charged with second-degree and third-degree burglary charges in connection with an incident at the Keys Café in White Bear Lake. 

Krieger and another person were captured on camera stealing $200 from the cash register

RELATED: 1 Charged in Connection to Keys Café Burglary

His previous convictions range from 2006 to 2013. 

Krieger is not in custody, and the charges filed Monday in Ramsey County are for second- and third-degree burglary. 

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