August 1, 2011

Teens charged with vehicle burglary

Two teens were arrested for burglarizing a vehicle parked on the old highway at the 90.5 mile marker early today.

The victim called the Sheriff’s Office at 2 a.m. after she looked outside and saw two people with a flashlight inside her vehicle. The suspects saw her and fled the area, running toward Old Tavernier Restaurant. She and her husband told deputies the two suspects were dressed all in black.

Two teens were found in the area, about a block away; they were dressed in black and were wet. They were identified as 13 year old Jose Negron and 16 year old Jeremy Francis, both of Tavernier. Upon questioning, the boys admitted to entering the vehicle and taking a lighter from inside. They said they jumped into a canal to flee from law enforcement and from the victim’s husband, who was chasing them.

Both boys were booked at the Monroe County Detention Center on charges of burglary and theft.

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