published: Sunday, October 07, 2012
Deputies nab burglary suspects in Avon Park
Special to the News-Sun
AVON PARK - At approximately 11:50 a.m. Friday, Highlands County Sheriff's Office Central Dispatch received a call of a burglary in progress at 598 E. Lakeview Drive, within the city limits of Avon Park. Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene within five minutes of the call and a perimeter was established in the area.
Acting on information provided by neighbors, suspect descriptions were obtained and Deputy Jake Riley and his K-9 partner Wyatt began a track.
The subjects ran in the direction of the Ridgedale Apartments. Additional deputies responded, resulting in a total of 11 deputies, two criminal investigations detectives and one crime scene detective who were involved. As a result, two subjects were taken into custody.
Rakeem Bates, 16, of Avon Park was arrested and charged with burglary of a dwelling (felony) and resisting arrest without violence (misdemeanor). Kayla Annmarie Starks, 17, of Sebring was charged with burglary of a dwelling (felony).
Sheriff Susan Benton complimented the deputies for their quick response and teamwork in this burglary call.
"The consolidated response made the difference in the case; and the result is evident," she said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this case is requested to call the Highlands County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 402-7250 and speak with Detective Brian VanFleet.
Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477), or make contact via the Internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed.
juveniles (by: concerned parent - 10/9/2012)
I have a problem with this. Why is that the newspaper can name these two juveniles but cant name the juveniles that were at Felipe and Rodriguez's party who did nothing to help Aaron. Whats wrong with this picture!!!!!
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