Burglary suspect leads police to stolen goods

David Jeanblanc

December 23, 2010 12:45:49 PM PST
The man being investigated in a series of Cary burglaries voluntarily led police to a storage facility where he said all the stolen items could be found, according to warrants obtained by ABC11 Eyewitness News.David Alexander Jeanblanc, 20, is already charged with one of the burglaries, and possessing stolen property.

In a sworn affidavit, Detective James A. Grier of the Cary Police Department said Jeanblanc first became a suspect after CCBI agents obtained fingerprints from the phone power box and the rear dinette door of 104 Vinecrest Court, where one of the burglaries took place.

Those prints were matched to known prints of Jeanblanc, and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.

On December 17, more than two weeks after the burglary, Wake County Sheriff's deputies responded to a suspicious activity call in Wake Forest, after a caller advised that a man, later determined to be Jeanblanc, was at the location and had multiple credit cards on him.

When deputies arrested Jeanblanc for his outstanding warrant, he apparently, "spontaneously uttered that he knew of a storage facility in Wake Forest where all the stolen property taken during the Cary burglaries was located," according to the affidavit.

The storage unit was apparently locked when Jeanblanc led police there, but his key did not work.

When asked to explain why, Jeanblanc told detectives he committed the burglaries with another person, who was already in the Wake County Jail, and that person may have changed the lock.

Police eventually did gain access to the storage unit, and seized a number of tools, electronics, and household items, including multiple GPS units, DVDs, and video games.

Cary detectives also separately searched Jeanblanc's mother's home in Raleigh, where he was said to "still maintain a room," and collected bank notices, driver's licenses and insurance cards, along with an iPod, a Droid, and a laptop.

They've also taken a DNA sample from Jeanblanc, in an effort to match it to a cigarette butt found at the scene of the Vinecrest burglary.

Nobody else has been charged in connection with the case, according to Cary Police.

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