A League City man was charged Tuesday in connection with a burglary and an attempted burglary at a Dickinson trailer park, sheriff’s deputies said.
He is a suspect in dozens more similar crimes, according to arrest documents.
Sheriff’s deputies were called Jan. 9 to the 2400 block of Green River Lane in unincorporated Dickinson about a burglary, according to an affidavit obtained by The Daily News.
The owner of a trailer told police someone had broken into his home while he was at a nearby laundry.
During that interview, the man noticed he’d misplaced his wallet and returned to the laundry to get it. He found the wallet, minus some money, in the bottom of a trash can, according to the affidavit.
Using surveillance video, deputies identified a man looking through a wallet near the trash can, according to the affidavit.
The victim also told deputies he had found a red cup containing alcohol in his trailer after the burglary, and had seen the man in the video drinking from a similar cup at the laundry, according to an affidavit.
On Jan. 27, deputies responded to a call at another trailer on Green River Lane, according to an affidavit.
A woman told police that a man had knocked on her door, said he was looking for a lost cat and tried to enter her trailer, according to an affidavit. She was able to keep him out of the trailer, according to the affidavit.
Andrew Guy Bonnette, 59, of League City, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of burglary for the first incident, and one count of attempted burglary for the second, according to jail records. He was held on $200,000 bond and was still in custody at the Galveston County jail on Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records.
Bonnette is a suspect in as many as 30 other burglaries in the Dickinson area, according to the affidavit.