PASADENA, Md. (WUSA) -- A 45-year-old man is accused of burglaries at 17 locations throughout Anne Arundel County during a period of two months.
David Evi Cooper is accused of forcing his way into businesses, including breaking into the snow ball stand "Ice Shack" on Mountain Road in Pasadena in July, and stealing items.
Police say on July 19, they recovered a cell phone at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds while investigating a burglary there. Detectives were able to identify a possible suspect.
Then, on July 28, detectives investigating a burglary at the Ice Shack recovered video surveillance and showed an image of the suspect to family members of the possible suspect in the fairgrounds burglary. Those family members identified him and an arrest warrant was requested and granted on August 3, say police.
Three days later, an officer saw someone on a motorcycle run a red light at Route 2 North and Jones Station Road. During the traffic stop, the motorcyclist was identified as David Evi Cooper, who was wanted on an arrest warrant. The detective knew about the warrant and arrested Cooper, who was then taken to the police station and interviewed.
According to police, further investigation linked Cooper to the burglaries at these locations:
In the Eastern District:
Severna Park Golf Center
Arnold Farm Garden Center
Rey's Crab Shack
Extra Space Storage
In the Southern District:
Sweet Tarts Snowballs
Peninsula Farms Produce
Tubzie's Shaved Ice
Tropical Bay Water
In the Western District:
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds
Eisenhower Golf Course