Suspected Serial Burglar Caught After Police Find Cell Phone

By Shani O. Hilton
|  Thursday, Aug 9, 2012  |  Updated 12:04 PM EDT
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Serial Burglar Caught When Police Find Phone

Police say the teen hasn't been processed or charged yet and won't be processed until 6 p.m.

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Cell phones are great technology. They're always working for us. Well, at least until we lose them and they start working for someone else...like the police.

A man suspected of burglarizing nearly 20 Anne Arundel County businesses was arrested after police recovered the cell phone he left behind.

First, police found the phone on July 19 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Nine days later, they got video of the suspected break-in artist from a shaved ice stand in Pasadena.

After using the phone to find people who might know the owner, Officers showed the video to family members of the suspect. Those family members identified him as 45-year-old David Evi Cooper.

A warrant for Cooper was issued, and he was arrested on Tuesday after running a red light while on his motorcycle.

Further investigation revealed that Cooper may be connected to burglaries at the following locations:

Eastern District

Severna Park Golf Center

Gary’s Garden

Arnold Farm Garden Center

Rey’s Crab Shack

Extra Space Storage

Ice Shack

Southern District

Sweet Tarts Snowballs

Peninsula Farms Produce

Tubzie’s Shaved Ice

Davidsonville Market

Sue’s Deli

Tropical Bay Water

Western District

Fischer Landscaping

Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds

Eisenhower Golf Course

Crownsville Gardens

Franklin Landscaping

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