MELBOURNE, FL – (February 24, 2020) – According to an online news report on FloridaToday.com, a twenty-year-old man was charged with attempting to break into numerous motor vehicles in the neighborhood around Canary Isles in Melbourne, Florida. The suspect was arrested soon after local law enforcement arrived on the scene after receiving reports of a man attempting to break into a car.
This past Sunday, the suspect was processed and booked into the Brevard County Detention Center. The suspect was to reports, attempted to break into several cars in the neighborhood around Canary Isles. The suspect was trying to break into motor vehicles at approximately 3:30 a.m.
According to the FloridaToday.com news report, one witness to the crime stated to law enforcement that he witnessed the suspect walk toward and around his pickup truck and attempted to open the doors. The suspect then left on his bicycle and checked the door handles of other vehicles, according to the witness.
The police stated in the new report that the suspect had a lengthy juvenile criminal record. The suspect has been arrested with several crimes:
• Burglary to an unoccupied conveyance.
• Possession of fewer than 20 grams of marijuana.
• Possession of drug paraphernalia and an anti-anxiety medicine, Clonazepam.
Commander. Mark Claycomb, of the Melbourne Police Department, stated that the suspect is one of several cases that they are investigating. There are multiple cases that we're sorting through," said. The investigation is ongoing.
Florida Statute 810.02 – Burglary
According to Florida Statute 810.02(2)(c) Burglary, Florida defines "burglary" as entering or remaining is a building, home, conveyance, structure, or any other type of dwelling, with the intention to commit a crime, unless the defendant has permission to enter or remain on or inside the premises or inside a public premises during hours of operation.
Burglary becomes a felony of the first degree when the defendant commits assault or battery on an individual or is armed with a dangerous weapon, or causes damage to property. If a state county is subject to a state of emergency by the Florida Governor, persons arrested for burglary may face a felony in the first degree. A state of emergency is typically announced during significant power outages, civil unrest, mandatory or voluntary evacuations, and other factors listed in Florida Statute 810.02(3)(f).
Burglary becomes a felony of the second degree if the defendant illegally enters a dwelling, home, a public place of business during business hours, conveyance, and does not engage in criminal activities such as assault, battery, or possess a dangerous weapon or explosive. Burglary involving the theft of any controlled substance is a felony in the second degree.
Burglary is a felony of the third degree when the offender does not commit an act of violence and does not possess a dangerous weapon or explosive, and there is no other individual is present in the structure.