April 18, 2016

Burglary suspect caught by video

A burglary suspect was arrested after a video camera at a Key Largo residence caught him stealing fishing rods and reels.

Deputy Bryan Cross was called to a home on 7th Lane in Key Largo on April 2nd. The homeowner had returned after several days away and found the window on a storage shed broken and a number of rods and reels missing from inside.

A security camera on the property caught the burglary and gave a clear picture of the man who committed the crime as well as the vehicle he was traveling in. Detective Bob Dosh was assigned to investigate.

Detective Dosh was aware of another burglary being investigated in which a possible suspect, 55 year old Billy Costner of Key Largo, had been questioned. He recognized Costner as the person in this video stealing the rods and reels. He confirmed the identification with the detective investigating the other case.


A warrant was obtained for Costner and on April 16th he was arrested. He was charged with burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief and he was booked into jail. The other burglary case is still under investigation.

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