Crime

Three teens arrested in connection with Bradenton neighborhood car burglaries

Three teenagers were arrested in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries in a Bradenton neighborhood over the weekend, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to a parking lot at the Bayshore on the Lake community on Lake Bayshore Drive just before 1 a.m. Saturday when a resident saw three people trying to enter unlocked vehicles, according to the sheriff’s office.

When they arrived, deputies saw two 17-year-old boys and an 18-year-old man, Deontae Mcfarland, burglarizing three vehicles, according to the sheriff’s office.

All three were arrested without incident.

One of the 17-year-olds confessed to the burglaries, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators believe the three arrested may be involved in other recent vehicle burglaries.

Deputies contacted victims of the vehicle burglaries.

Sara Nealeigh covers what’s happening in the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto, Florida for the Bradenton Herald. She previously covered breaking news for the Herald after moving to Florida from Ohio in 2016.
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