Suntree ‘Pillow Case’ Burglary Suspects Arrested
By Space Coast Daily // July 25, 2013
SUSPECTS ATTEMPT TO RUN OVER DEPUTY
ABOVE VIDEO: The Suntree area “Pillow Case” burglar subjects were taken into custody after a pursuit during which the suspects attempted to run down Deputy Justin Wood. The subjects were taken into custody following the discovery of multiple burglaries in the immediate area and the recovery of the stolen merchandise inside the suspect vehicle. Arrested for the multiple burglaries and other associated charges were Brandon Mckenzie, 27, Bryan Bradley, 21 and Terrance Young, 21.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Three subjects were arrested today after two neighbors in the Suntree area alerted Deputies to the presence of a suspicious vehicle, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
The subjects were taken into custody following the discovery of multiple burglaries in the immediate area and the recovery of the stolen merchandise inside the suspect vehicle.
Arrested for the multiple burglaries and other associated charges were Brandon Mckenzie, 27, Bryan Bradley, 21 and Terrance Young, 21.
“Deputy Justin Wood was in the immediate area when the call was dispatched and immediately located the suspect vehicle in the Interlachen Road area,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“Realizing that Deputy Wood was following them the subjects quickly pulled into a nearby driveway and turned their vehicle around.”
Deputy Wood exited his patrol vehicle and ordered the subjects to stop their vehicle. The driver accelerated and attempted to strike Deputy Wood who quickly took cover and then initiated a vehicle pursuit.
“Multiple other units joined the pursuit that subsequently ended after Deputies deployed STOP Sticks and caused the vehicle to crash near the intersection of 524 and I-95,” said Sheriff Ivey.
CRIME PREVENTION MEETING BRINGS AWARENESS TO WITNESSES
One of the witnesses that reported the suspicious vehicle had attended a Crime Prevention meeting in the Suntree area last Thursday night where Brevard County Sheriff’s Office members presented information on the multiple burglaries that had been occurring in the area and what neighbors should be on the look-out for.
The second witness saw a story in the news about the Crime Prevention meeting and was also given details of the cases with instructions what citizens should do if they observed anything suspicious.
“This is a perfect example of what happens when our citizens, media outlets and law enforcement join together to fight crime,” said Sheriff Ivey.
“I want to personally thank the citizens that called in the suspicious vehicle for their quick action and commitment to help protect our community.
“I also want to congratulate Deputy Justin Wood and all of the law enforcement officers that were involved in this outstanding case for their excellent work on this investigation,” said Sheriff Ivey.
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey speaks with SpaceCoastDaily.com about a town meeting with Suntree residents regarding recent burglaries in the community.