Melbourne Police Respond To Burglary, Armed Robbery, Hit-and-Run Incidents

By  //  January 11, 2017

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The Melbourne Police Department responded to the below incidents over the last few days.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department responded to the below incidents over the last few days.

Juvenile Arrested, Charged With Leaving the Scene of a Crash

On January 6, the Melbourne Police Department received a call in reference to a vehicle crash at Paradise Boulevard and Riverside Drive. Additional information indicated the driver of one of the vehicles, an off-road motorcycle, had fled the scene on foot.

Officers responded to the scene and with the aid of citizens, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation and Melbourne’s K9 Unit, the driver was located about a mile south of the crash scene.

As a result, a male juvenile was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash.

Armed Robbery At Kangaroo Express On Lake Washington Road

On January 8 at 9:34 p.m., the Melbourne Police Department received a call for service regarding an alleged armed robbery at the Kangaroo Express, located at Lake Washington Road and N. Wickham Road.

Information was received about a white male suspect who indicated he had a gun while he demanded money.

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The suspect fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash, and although police searched the area, the suspect was not located.

A short time later information was received from the Sebastian Police Department that said they were also investigating a similar incident. It is possible the suspect is the same one in each incident.

Isaiah Thomas Arrested On Burglary Charges

On January 9 at 12:52 p.m., the Melbourne Police Department received a call for service regarding a subject believed to be burglarizing a home at 600 E. Lincoln Avenue.

Isaiah Thomas

Officers responded to the scene and began searching the area for a male subject who witnesses said fled the scene on foot. A thorough search of the area was conducted and the subject was not located.

Officers continued their investigation and eventually developed probable cause for burglary charges on Isaiah Thomas, a 32-year-old homeless man.

On January 10, Thomas was located in south Melbourne by patrol officers who confirmed his identity and arrested him for the open charges related to the burglary.

The Melbourne Police Department is investigating these incidents and if you have any information, please call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

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