Orlando Man Arrested For Theft In Cocoa Beach After Foot Chase With Police

By  //  June 9, 2016

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Cocoa Beach Police arrested 49-year-old Richard Rivera from Orlando Wednesday evening after a brief foot chase with Cocoa Beach Police for stealing a tote bag off of the beach at the Cocoa Beach Pier. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Cocoa Beach Police arrested 49-year-old Richard Rivera from Orlando Wednesday evening after a brief foot chase with Cocoa Beach Police for stealing a tote bag off of the beach at the Cocoa Beach Pier, according to Cocoa Beach Police.

The suspect used the victim’s credit card at the Dollar General in Cape Canaveral.

Officers spotted Rivera shortly after the incident at a nearby convenience store, with the assistance of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit.

Rivera fled from Officers and scaled a fence surrounding C&C Auto Body on Manatee Lane where he was taken into custody without incident, according to a release by police.

The investigation led officers to the victim’s property where police found a black 2008 Cadillac Escalade that was stolen in Orlando and allegedly used as Rivera’s mode of transportation to Cocoa Beach.

“Our team, along with the BCSO pilot, did a fantastic job locating this individual, recovering stolen property and getting him off the streets,” said Chief Scott Rosenfeld.

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Rivera is held on a “no bond” status at the Brevard County Correctional Facility and charged with: Grand Theft, Criminal Use of Personal Identification Information, Burglary and Resisting Arrest without Violence.

This investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone who may have information pertaining to this case is asked to contact the Cocoa Beach Police Department at 321-868-3251.


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