July 9, 2014

Man arrested for burglarizing motor home

A Key Largo man was arrested after he was caught leaving the scene of a burglary of a motor home.

Just before 6 a.m. today, Deputies Brian Cross,  Pedro Garcia and Jacques Rozek responded to North Blackwater Lane to check out a report of a suspicious person in the area. When they arrived, they found 53 year old Julio Maximo Fernandez. He was pushing a bicycle and a shopping card which had numerous items of clothing still on hangers, bed linens and bottles of wine inside. When asked about the items in the cart, he said he got them from a nearby dumpster.

A check of the area revealed a motor home with the doors wide open which appeared to have been ransacked. The homeowners where the motor home was parked were contacted. They said the motor home was theirs. They also identified the items in the shopping cart as belonging to them and coming from inside their motor home.


Fernandez was arrested, charged with burglary and grand theft, and he was booked into jail.

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