Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Suspect For Jewelry Theft In Port St. John

By  //  September 16, 2015

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jessica E. Shorter, 29, who is charged with stealing several pieces of jewelry from Kline’s Jewelry store at 7015 N. U.S. 1 on September 4. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT ST. JOHN, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jessica E. Shorter, 29, who is charged with stealing several pieces of jewelry from Kline’s Jewelry store at 7015 N. US 1 in Port St. John on September 4. 

The jewelry was valued at around $3,970.

The suspect was observed on surveillance cameras reaching and taking jewelry out of the case while the clerk was distracted, according to Cpl. Dave Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

The jewelry was later discovered and recovered at a nearby pawn shop, where it was returned to the business.

Shorter was charged with Grand Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property, False Verification of Ownership, Felony Violation of Probation and is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail under a no bond status.

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The suspect was additionally arrested on Sept. 14 by the Indialantic Police Department regarding a similar incident that occurred at an unrelated business.

Citizens should pay close attention to the Shorter’s photograph, as she has recently conducted a large number of pawn transactions that consist of jewelry items that are not associated with these two theft incidents.

CRIMELINE-200Anyone with information about this investigation or any other similar incidents that involve Shorter, please contact Agent Laura Lytle with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct General Crimes Unit at 321-264-5210 or call CRIMELINE at 1- 800-423-TIPS (8477).

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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