Warrant: Cary teen left phone in burglarized garage
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.Posted — Updated
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.