Suspect Arrested for Vehicle Burglaries
Palatka, FL: Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes detectives have arrested 15 year old James Aryan Conley for armed burglary to one vehicle and burglary to two others.
Between August 8th and 15th Patrol deputies responded to three vehicle burglaries on Karen Place, Karen Court and Cricket Avenue all in Palatka. The burglaries occurred during the late night and early morning hours. The suspect made off with various items including a purse, sunglasses, a cellphone, 100 rounds of ammunition and a handgun which resulted in the armed burglary charge. It was determined that all three vehicles were unlocked at the time of occurrence. While following up on the patrol investigations, detectives were able to identify Conley as the primary suspect. During their investigation, the detectives recovered the sunglasses, a handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition. The investigation is ongoing and there may be additional suspects.
Conley was charged with one count of armed burglary to a vehicle, two counts of burglary to a vehicle, one count of grand theft and two counts of petit theft. The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice was contacted and Conley has been placed in a juvenile detention facility.
Sheriff Jeff Hardy said, “I would like to take this opprotunity to ask members of our communty to partner with the Sheriff’s Office in helping to prevent crime by always locking your vehicles and homes. This case highlights the dangers of leaving firearms in unlocked vehicles.”