Satellite Beach Police Increase Patrols Around City

By  //  February 21, 2015

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additional patrols will start immediately

ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff, police talk about the Thursday morning attack on Daniel Vukovich, 17, by teen suspects with a crowbar on Glenwood Drive in Satellite Beach.

BREVARD COUNTY • SATELLITE BEACH – After two incidents of violent crime last week in Satellite Beach, the Satellite Beach Police Department has increased patrols around the city, including beach accesses and residential streets.

Daniel Vukovich
Daniel Vukovich

On Thursday morning, Daniel Vukovich, 17, was attacked by teen suspects with a crowbar on Glenwood Drive in Satellite Beach.

Catherine Looby

Arrested were 17-year-old Dylan Thomas and 18-year-old Jessie Umberger of Satellite Beach, along with 18-year-old Rebecca Gotay of Indialantic.

On Friday morning, Catherine Gachet Looby of Melbourne was found dead behind a building under construction on Shell Street in Satellite Beach.

Crime scene investigators are expected to be at the scene for several days collecting evidence as authorities investigate the case as a homicide.

Jeff Pearson
Jeff Pearson

“Due to the recent activity it will be prudent to increase patrols and have as many officers on the street as possible to ensure the safety of not only residents but visitors and businesses as well,” said Satellite Beach Police Chief Jeff Pearson.

“This will not only help deter crime but help return that feeling of safety and security our residents have come to enjoy.  These increases will start immediately.”