Cocoa Beach Police Arrest Suspect of Car Burglary

By  //  August 1, 2013

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BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Cocoa Beach Police Department arrested car burglary suspect Chip William Vaughn.

According to Cocoa Beach Police Public Information Officer Jay Harmon, Cocoa Beach Police responded to the beach end of Osceola Lane in reference to a suspicious person.  Vaughn was observed riding up to a group of parked cars and maneuvering between two of them at the beach end of Osceola Lane

“While looking to see if he was being observed, he produced a sledge hammer and began striking the window of one of the cars,” Harmon said in a release.” Realizing he had been observed, Vaughn fled but was stopped by witnesses who detained him until police arrived. Vaughn was taken into custody and charged with Burglary to a Conveyance and Possession of Burglary Tools. Stolen property from victims yet to be identified was discovered in his possession.”

According to Harmon, Cocoa Beach Criminal Investigations Division had identified Vaughn as a suspect in two previously reported car burglaries in Cocoa Beach. In both cases, Vaughn pawned the stolen property within an hour of the theft. Subsequent to today’s arrest, he has since been charged with two counts each of Burglary, Theft, Dealing in Stolen Property and False Verification of Ownership for the previous incidents.