June 27, 2013. After the release of a Crime Stoppers alert on June 26, 2013, Boone Police officers identified a suspect in recently reported automobile break-ins, which occurred in the area of ECR Software on Howard Street.
Drake Alexander Caldwell, age 20, of Boone, NC was interviewed and subsequently charged with two counts of Felony Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle. Mr. Caldwell was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate, where he was assigned a court date of July 29, 2013 and placed under a $3,000 secured bond.
“It is because of this video [and pictures] and the willingness of the public to help that this case was cleared so quickly. This should also remind citizens and visitors alike to be sure to lock your vehicles when you leave them,” said Boone Police Chief Dana Crawford