• Teen arrested after homework left at crime scene : OREM, Utah (AP) — An 18-year-old Utah man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after police say he left his homework at the crime scene.
Police in Orem say they tracked a USB drive found at the burglarized home to Dallas Naljahih. They say the computer hard drive contained his homework and was in a backpack abandoned in the backyard.
A 75-year-old man and his wife reported their home had been burglarized early Saturday. The husband says he was woken up by a light in his office, and found a man who was looking through a desk.
The suspect punched the man and fled on foot.
Police say that Naljahih was found asleep at his house along with evidence connecting him with the burglary.
• 5 arrested after tree bark stolen: VANCEBURG, Ky. (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested five people in connection with stolen tree bark in eastern Kentucky.
WKYT-TV cites the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office in reporting that more than 300 pounds of elm tree bark was taken from private property on Little Cabin Creek. The station reports the bark is sought after as a remedy to several ailments and can sell for as much as $300 a pound.
Three of those arrested face theft charges while the other two are accused of helping them.