Melbourne Police Officers Apprehend Suspect From Cocoa After Car Chase, Foot Pursuit

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The Melbourne Police Department arrested Matthew A. Hill, 36, of Cocoa after a vehicle pursuit and foot pursuit and charged Hill with Fleeing/Eluding, Reckless Driving, Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property Damage.

The Melbourne Police Department arrested Matthew A. Hill, 36, of Cocoa after a vehicle pursuit and foot pursuit and charged Hill with Fleeing/Eluding, Reckless Driving, Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property Damage. (BCSO image)

POLICE: Suspect is a registered sex offender and have an extensive arrest history for burglary, grand theft auto and other offenses.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department arrested Matthew A. Hill, 36, of Cocoa after a vehicle pursuit and foot pursuit and charged Hill with Fleeing/Eluding, Reckless Driving, Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property Damage.

According to Melbourne Police Lt. T.A. Turner, the incident occurred about 10:33 p.m. on Saturday night when an Officer from the Melbourne Police Department observed a blue Hyundai at Wickham Road and Lake Washington Boulevard that was reported stolen from Titusville.

The Officer then attempted a traffic stop in the Kingsmill Subdivision on Majestic Avenue and Royalty Street.

“The vehicle fled through the neighborhood into the Longwood Subdivision where it crashed through a privacy fence at 2731 Village Park Drive, driving into the back yard where it was abandoned,” said Lt. Turner in a release.

The driver, later identified by police as Hill, was pursued on foot across Wickham Road to the Sun’n Green Condominiums.

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“At that point, he (Hill) entered the canal where he attempted to elude the police,” said Lt. Turner.

“A perimeter was quickly established resulting in him surrendering after the K9 was deployed. Hill was found to be a registered sex offender and have an extensive arrest history for burglary, grand theft auto and other offenses.”

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ABOVE MAP: The Melbourne Police Department arrested Matthew A. Hill, 36, of Cocoa after a vehicle pursuit and foot pursuit at about 10:33 p.m. on Saturday night when an Officer from the Melbourne Police Department observed a blue Hyundai at Wickham Road and Lake Washington Boulevard that was reported stolen from Titusville.


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