Melbourne Police Arrests Three On Burglary, Theft
By Space Coast Daily // May 26, 2013
MPD, BCSO COLLABORATE TO MAKE ARRESTS
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department (MPD) has made three arrests in connection with several vehicle burglaries that occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday, May 25.
Arrested were two males, ages 15 and 16, and a female, 14, on charges of burglary of a conveyance, resisting arrest without violence and petit theft.
According to the Melbourne Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Weston Park Subdivision early Saturday morning around 2 a.m. in response to multiple vehicle burglaries.
Officers descended on the area where the three suspects were last seen and MPD set up a perimeter. Meanwhile, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) helicopter and K-9 unit responded to the area to assist.
The BCSO helicopter flushed out two of the suspects, who then attempted to flee. Through a coordinated effort of MPD and BCSO, the suspects were taken into custody.
During the investigation, information on the third suspect was developed and he was located hiding from officers a short distance away and taken into custody.
“The quick police response, teamwork, professionalism and actions under extreme stress conditions led to the apprehension of three juvenile burglary suspects,” said Sgt. Blake Lanza of the Melbourne Police Department in a prepared statement.
“The Melbourne Police Department would like to remind citizens to lock their vehicles after they leave them as “flipping door handles” is the most common method of victimization and the most preventable,” said Sgt. Lanza.
If you have any information call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), or the Melbourne Police Department’s Crime Tip Line at 321-409-2259.