West Melbourne PD Busts Burglary Suspect
By Space Coast Daily // August 2, 2013
Todd Wagner suspected of crimes
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The West Melbourne Police Department arrested Todd Wagner, 20, of 1104 Ganey Dr. in Melbourne on charges of Armed Burglary of an occupied dwelling (5 counts), Loitering and Prowling, and Possession of Burglary Tools.
According to the West Melbourne Police Department, officers began a covert operation on Wednesday evening in an attempt to apprehend the person responsible for committing occupied residential burglaries as three were reported over the weekend.
The Criminal Investigations Division through crime analysis and networking with other agencies suffering like crimes, targeted the South/East residential area of the City.
ARMED WITH KITCHEN KNIFE
Shortly after midnight on Thursday August 1, plain clothes West Melbourne Detectives located the suspect in the shadows within the Oak Grove subdivision. Subsequent investigation revealed the suspect to be armed with a kitchen knife and had no logical response for being at this location.
West Melbourne notified the Melbourne Police Department who had Detectives out in that City also investigating similar style unsolved burglaries, believed to have been committed by the same suspect.
A canvass of the neighborhood resulted in nine residents with cuts to screened enclosures and of the nine, five were confirmed by contact with the occupants advising the damage to be attributed to this event.
West Melbourne Detectives along with investigators from other local law enforcement agencies conducted interviews with the suspect at the West Melbourne Police Department and have additional charges pending.
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