December 19, 2015

Tavernier man charged with vehicle burglary

A 36 year old Tavernier man was arrested early today, charged with burglarizing a truck parked on Harry Davis Circle in Key Largo.

The owner of the truck told Deputy Cody Kerns he walked outside his home at 5:20 a.m. today and saw a man later identified as 36 year old Frank Guevara in the back of his truck. When he confronted Guevara, Guevara jumped out of the truck with the victim’s toolbox and ran to a waiting vehicle – a dark colored Mustang. The Mustang then fled the scene.

Deputy Kerns and other deputies searched the surrounding area for the vehicle and found it parked on Hibiscus Lane. A man fitting the suspect’s description was walking around near the car, which had two people waiting inside of it.

The victim was brought to the Hibiscus Lane and positively identified Guevara as the man who stole his toolbox from his truck. Guevara was arrested and charged with vehicle burglary and grand theft. The toolbox has not yet been located. A search of Guevara’s pockets turned up five Xanax pills, so he was further charged with five counts possession  of a controlled substance. He was booked into jail.

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