Brevard Sheriff’s Office Seeks Help In Identifying Merritt Island Theft Suspect

By  //  February 12, 2016

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SUSPECT stole from Ace Hardware

On January 29, 2016, at approximately 4:40 p.m., an unidentified male entered Ace Hardware, located at 1005 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, and selected a Craftsman Orbital Sabre Saw. (BCSO image)

On January 29, 2016, at approximately 4:40 p.m., an unidentified male entered Ace Hardware, located at 1005 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, and selected a Craftsman Orbital Sabre Saw. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – On January 29, 2016, at around 4:40 p.m., an unidentified male entered Ace Hardware, located at 1005 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, and selected a Craftsman Orbital Sabre Saw.

The male then concealed the saw in a black Under Armor backpack and passed all points of sale without paying for the item.

The suspect was wearing black dress pants, a white dress shirt with a black vest and an ID tag on a lanyard. The suspect has been seen before in the area of Lucas Road and N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island riding a black mountain bike and wearing the same type of clothing.

Anyone with information about this Investigation is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office East Precinct GCU Agent Brad Cervi at 321-454-6640, or 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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ABOVE MAP: On January 29, 2016, at approximately 4:40 p.m., an unidentified male entered Ace Hardware, located at 1005 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, and selected a Craftsman Orbital Sabre Saw.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.

That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.


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