Three men arrested after 30 vehicles burglarized in Surfside Beach
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:49:26 GMT —
Three men have been arrested after dozens of vehicles were broken into over the weekend in Surfside Beach.
According to Surfside Beach police, Matthew Howard, 21, of Myrtle Beach is charged with 5 counts of Auto Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit, Pedestrian in the Highway, and Providing False Information to Police.
Jarrett Leary, 21, of Myrtle Beach is charged with 5 counts of Auto Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Travis Heil, 20, of Myrtle Beach is charged with 5 counts of Auto Burglary, 1 count of Criminal Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, Petit Larceny, and Public Intoxication.
Early Sunday morning, police were called after a homeowner confronted a man on his property.
Police say the man ran from the homeowner after a small struggle, but was found and arrested a short time later.
Officers continued the search, and located the other two suspects who were still in the immediate area.
The investigation revealed more than 30 vehicles in the area that had been burglarized.
Police say the suspects entered the unlocked vehicles, scattered paperwork from the console areas, and removed anything of value. However, a large amount of stolen property has been recovered.
Investigators are sorting through all of the recovered property in an attempt to identify the owner and return the property to them.