Loxley man confesses to burglarizing three Foley businesses, caught in the act in Daphne

By Jessica Vaughn / jessica@yahoo.com
Posted 1/8/18

Daniel Blackwell, 43, of Loxley, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 6, after burglarizing multiple businesses in Baldwin County.

The burglary spree started in Foley, when according to a release from the …

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Loxley man confesses to burglarizing three Foley businesses, caught in the act in Daphne

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Daniel Blackwell, 43, of Loxley, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 6, after confessing to burglarizing multiple businesses in Baldwin County.

The burglary spree started in Foley, when according to a release from the FPD, “The Foley Police Department responded to 7857 State Highway 59 for the report of three businesses being burglarized. Once on scene, it was discovered a front door was shattered and entry was made.”

The businesses in question were Service Master Clean, Wesco Gas and Welding Supply, and Kitchen Bath Floors and More. All three crimes shared similarities, such as forced entry by shattering doors and evidence of offices being searched. Service Master Clean was first to contact FPD, and upon investigation police discovered security footage had produced a good shot of the suspect, where he was seen rummaging through employees’ desks and taking money.

After receiving the second and then third calls for break-ins, footage from all crime scenes pointed to the same suspect.

FPD posted security footage of the suspect to their social media accounts in hopes to identify him, detailing his clothing and facial hair, and asking that anyone with information contact them.

On the night of Jan. 6, Daphne police responded to a business alarm. Upon arriving they noted shattered glass, and after searching the premises, Blackwell was detained on the scene.

According to FPD’s release, “He was detained wearing the same clothes from the previous burglaries, also shaved his head and beard after the social media posts came out.”

Blackwell was brought to the police department, and was then questioned by both Foley and Daphne detectives. During the questioning, Blackwell confessed to several burglaries in the Foley area. He has been charged with six counts of third-degree felony burglary, with more charges pending from Daphne Police Department.