October 18, 2011

Teens accused of burglary of Marathon home

Two Marathon teens are accused of burglarizing a home in Marathon in March of this year.

According to reports by Detective Bobby Burkett, the burglarized home is on Copa De Oro; the crime was reported on March 24th. A friend of the victims was in the vicinity and saw two juveniles on the property and became suspicious. He asked the boys what they were doing there; they left the area. When he checked the house, he discovered it had been broken into and burglarized.

Investigations revealed the suspects had taken a large number of items, including jewelry, artwork, cash and other household items. A number of fingerprints were recovered during the investigation and they were sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for analysis. The fingerprints were identified as coming from two 15 year old boys, Steven Thompson and Donovan Collie.

Detective Burkett interviewed the two boys and they admitted to participating in the burglary. A number of stolen items were recovered from the boys’ homes. On Monday, warrants were obtained for the two boys charging them both with burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief.Collie has been arrested on the charges and Thompson's arrest is pending.

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