Tips Via Facebook Lead to Arrest of Burglary Suspect
By Space Coast Daily // May 9, 2013
Suspect Has Lenghty Criminal history
BREVARD COUNTY • FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office received multiple tips to its CRIMELINE program after citizens viewed Facebook posts featuring the suspect’s image that had been captured by a residential surveillance system, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
The information provided led directly to the identification and arrest of 26-year-old Russell Bissett of Cape Canaveral. The investigation related to several burglaries that occurred during the overnight hours of May 2-3, 2013.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES PENDING
As a result of the tips, agents arrested, located and charged Bissett with two counts of Burglary and a felony charge of Theft. Bissett is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex under a $12,000 bond. Bissett has a lengthy criminal history in Brevard County dating back to 2005.
The investigation is ongoing with additional charges pending.
“This is an outstanding example of the importance of programs such as CRIMELINE,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey said. “By partnering with our citizens and getting them the information they need, they can better protect themselves and at the same time help solve crime.”
Anyone with additional information about the incident is urged to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office General Crimes Unit at (321) 633-7162 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest. The Sheriff’s Office invites you to like their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BrevardCountySheriff to receive information about the agency and your community. CLICK HERE To like the SpaceCoastDaily.com Facebook page.
ORIGINAL POST: MAY 7, 2013
Burglary Suspect Caught On Surveillance Video
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT ST. JOHN, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating several vehicle burglaries that occurred in the area of Stillwater Ave. in Port St John, according to Deputy Maria Fernez of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Deputy Fernez, during the overnight hours of May 2-3 an unknown man was recorded on a surveillance video burglarizing several vehicles.
The suspect is a white male, 5’6 – 5’8, slim build, short hair, wearing dark pants and a dark long sleeved shirt.
According to Deputy Fernez, the suspect accessed the vehicles through unlocked doors, taking valuables and prescription medications.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.
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