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Warrant: Cary teen left phone in burglarized garage

Posted May 23, 2012

— A Cary teen who is accused of stealing beer, soda and champagne from three garages last week made it easy for investigators to catch him.

He left his cellphone behind.

On May 17, a homeowner at 125 Ethans Glen Court found his phone inside the garage.

When police called the number listed for "Mom," the woman said the phone belonged to her son, 18-year-old Tyler Karl Chupp.

Chupp admitted to burglarizing the garage at 125 Ethans Glen Court on May 16. He said he broke in and stole two six-packs of beer.

Police suspect him in two other burglaries that night – one at 115 Ethans Glen Court and another at 117 Cumberland Green Court.

Multiple cases of beer, soda and champagne, as well as cash and a cooler were taken from the garages, the search warrant states.

Investigators seized beer, champagne, wine, liquor, drug paraphernalia, miscellaneous pills, a comfort bag and a cooler from Chupp's home, at 112 Halpen Drive.

He faces felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear charges.


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  • Lovemy2kids May 24, 2012

    I love how some of you post that it is the "parents" fault. How many of you actually have teenage kids? If you say that you know their every move then you need some serious help!

  • carrboroyouth May 24, 2012

    You all are really rough on his parents... I think at 16 years old you better know that stealing is wrong, so I don't see why all the blame seems to go on his mom. This case sounds petty and I hope he'll learn from it. Glad he was caught.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road May 24, 2012

    'Perhaps cutting his fingers off will correct the problem here.'

    Or create another, larger problem.

  • whats happening May 24, 2012

    Please don't be insulting to people who have ADD or ADHD! It makes me wonder why you would make such a statement.... but I wont go there!

  • buford May 24, 2012

    If you have been listening to the Jason Williford trial you will notice similarities in this young man and Williford. Jason started out doing the same thing, robbing for his habit. Williford's parents sought help for him, yet he CHOSE to continue his bad behavior.- HLSCH

    Ok...ONE similarity...robbing...and maybe for a habit...but did he keep a cucumber on the nightstand...

  • carlostheass May 24, 2012

    I just have to ask, he got CASH from someone's garage?? Is that because he broke into a vehicle in the garage?

  • batcave May 24, 2012

    typical Southerner.jmf1073 3.0

    with that comment you are just making his point for him.(which I don't agree with) On another note , don't wear pink in a mug shot---just doesn't say (tough guy). Kids don't go anywhere without the cell, hard to believe he left that. Musta got excited about the booze.

  • nonemeant May 24, 2012

    He had every opportunity to "dispose" of all the evidence. When will criminals learn??

  • nralgreen May 24, 2012

    Geez, people. This kid is apparently not an ideal teen, but to say these bad things about his parents is ridiculous. Stop making assumptions. I hope the kid gets staightened out and realizes how to be productive in society.

  • sunshine1040 May 24, 2012

    I do not think detention for an hour after school or grounding would have helped this person. But maybe if Mommy and Daddy try letting him stay as a guest of the state for a while he might learn to keep his finger off the property of others;