Homeless man charged with multiple burglaries

Recovered cell phone leads to burglary suspect

August 09, 2012|By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun

A homeless man has been charged with numerous commercial burglaries throughout Anne Arundel County this summer.

David Evi Cooper, 45, of no fixed address, was arrested last week and remains in custody.

Police have been investigating a series of burglaries that began in early July. All involved a single suspect who made forced entries. During an investigation July 19 into a break-in at the Anne Arundel Fairgrounds in Crownsville, officers found a cell phone and were able to ascertain the owner's name. When police showed video surveillance at another robbery on July 28 to family members of the cell phone owner, they positively identified the suspect, police said.

During a traffic stop Monday in Pasadena, the officer discovered the driver was wanted on an outstanding warrant and arrested him.

Cooper has been linked to more than a dozen burglaries.

Mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com

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