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22-Year-Old Tarpon Springs Man Arrested After Vehicle Burglary, One Suspect At Large

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. – On Thursday, at approximately 3:28 am, Officers of the Tarpon Springs Police Department responded to the area of 790 Arthurs Court in reference to a vehicle burglary in progress. 

The caller told police that their ring camera activated which alerted the homeowner. 

Tarpon Springs Police along with Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office set a perimeter in the area and had k-9 respond and assist. Police say the K-9 was able to apprehend 22-year-old Keyanta K. Washington of Tarpon Springs.

Washington was charged with 2 counts of Burglary; Conveyance unoccupied and 1 count of Loitering and Prowling.

Police are still searching for one suspect that fled.

Since May 30th, Tarpon Springs has responded to approximately 12 vehicle burglaries in the southwest portion of the City.  All of the burglaries appear to be from unlocked vehicles.

Tarpon Springs Police Department, in a statement, said, “We ask all of our citizens to make sure your vehicles are locked to deter these burglaries from happening. Do not leave valuables, firearms, or keys in the vehicle.”

Anyone with information regarding these burglaries or the identity of the second subject please contact Tarpon Springs Police Department at 727-937-6151.

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