The theft of over $2,500 worth of cosmetic products attached by GPS tracking devices led police to make an arrest of a burglary suspect over the weekend.
At 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, officers were alerted to a burglary at Cosmo Prof at 1560 E. Hatch Road by an alarm company. Officers confirmed that a break-in had occurred. The alarm company further advised that a GPS tracker attached to some of the stolen goods had been remotely activated and provided coordinates to their location. That GPS information showed the suspect was moving at a slow speed, indicating the thief was on foot so Officer Eric Gallegos searched him out and found 30-year-old transient Trevor Dean pushing a shopping cart in the area of Hatch and Herndon roads.
Inside the cart, were large black plastic trash bags filled with what appeared to be square shaped packages. Dean began to express that he was sorry as he was detained. Officer Gallegos located the stolen merchandise inside the trash bags in the cart.
Dean was booked into jail for burglary, probation violations and two outstanding warrants.