Melbourne PD Arrest Prowler Suspects
By Space Coast Daily // August 12, 2013
entering driveways, looking into vehicles
ABOVE MAP: Melbourne Police received a call at 1:37 a.m. Monday, from a resident who said she saw two people, dressed in dark clothing, entering driveways and looking into vehicle windows on Crown Boulevard.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – After peering into vehicles and running from police officers, James Davis, 18, and Deryk Conover, 19, were arrested in the early morning hours for loitering and prowling in a south Melbourne neighborhood, according to the Melbourne Police Department.
Melbourne Police received a call at 1:37 a.m. Monday, from a resident who said she saw two people, dressed in dark clothing, entering driveways and looking into vehicle windows on Crown Boulevard.
As officers arrived in the area, Sergeant Brian Hart noticed two people walking up the driveways of homes on High Point Court. The two individuals fled on foot once they spotted Sergeant Hart’s marked patrol vehicle but were quickly stopped by another officer on Crown Boulevard near Joe Mullins Park.
Neither suspect could provide a justifiable explanation as to why they were entering the property of multiple homes in the neighborhood and looking into car windows. Given their observed actions, fleeing from police and inability to dispel the concerns officers had, Davis and Conover were arrested for loitering and prowling. They were then taken to the Brevard County Jail.
Although no vehicle burglaries were reported, the Melbourne Police Department would like to remind everyone to lock their car doors when left unattended. A majority of thefts from vehicles are a result of suspects pulling multiple car door handles, searching for the ones that are unlocked.
The Melbourne Police Department is currently investigating this incident and more information may be available at a later time.
If you have any information please call Crimeline 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)