Titusville Police Seek Suspect In Hickory Hills Vehicle Burglaries

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Titusville Police seeking Dean Caton

The Titusville police are seeking Dean Maurice Caton, 18, of 1890 Old Dixie Highway in Titusville in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries in Hickory Hills. (TPD image)

The Titusville police are seeking Dean Maurice Caton, 18, of 1890 Old Dixie Highway in Titusville in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries in Hickory Hills. (TPD image)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Titusville police are seeking Dean Maurice Caton, 18, of 1890 Old Dixie Highway in Titusville in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries in Hickory Hills.

On Tuesday, an Arrest Warrant for three counts of Burglary to an Unoccupied Conveyance and one count of Petit Theft was issued on Caton, according to Amy Matthews, Titusville Police Department Public Affairs Coordinator.

The neighborhood of Hickory Hills, located in south Titusville, has recently become victim to several vehicle burglaries and Detectives released the below surveillance video of the suspects captured in the act of the crime, and asked for the public’s help in identifying the them.

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“Our detectives received significant cooperation from our community and tips have been coming into investigators since the video was released,” said Matthews in a release.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Canton, or information on the other suspects in the video, please contact the Titusville Police Department at 321-264-7800, or you may be eligible for a reward and can remain anonymous by calling CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS.

ABOVE VIDEO: Titusville Police Detectives are investigating a string of vehicle burglaries in the Hickory Hills neighborhood in Titusville. (Titusville Police Surveillance Video)

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BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Titusville Police Department is investigating a recent string of vehicle burglaries in the Hickory Hills neighborhood in Titusville. 

Two surveillance videos show what appears to be three juveniles entering two unlocked vehicles and stealing items from them, according to Amy Matthews of the Titusville Police Department.

A third vehicle on the surveillance video reveals that the thieves do not enter because it is locked, according to Matthews.

Police are urging residents to always lock their vehicles, garages, sheds and houses.

A staggering 85% of burglaries are committed upon vehicles that are not locked.

John Lau

John Lau

“We could virtually stop all vehicle burglaries if we just took a little more time to make it more difficult for these opportunistic thieves,” said Titusville Police Chief John Lau. 

Titusville Police Detectives are asking for the public help and if you have any information on these incidents, please contact the Titusville Police Department at 321-264-7800.

You can also visit Crimeline.org or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.

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ABOVE MAP: The Titusville Police Department is investigating a recent string of vehicle burglaries in the Hickory Hills neighborhood in Titusville. 


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