3 burglary suspects arrested in Manatee

MANATEE -- Three suspects in numerous vehicle burglaries in Manatee and Sarasota counties were arrested early Thursday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies stopped the trio for a traffic violation as they were driving on Tallevast Road east towards Lockwood Ridge Road. Earlier, their vehicle had been reported in a neighborhood where a night earlier there had been some break-ins, according to a news release.

The vehicle was impounded to be towed because it was not displaying a license tag. During a search of the contents, deputies found various items that were identified as having been taken during some of the burglaries, according to a report.

The suspects were arrested, and later one of them rode with a deputy to identify some of the vehicles they had burglarized.

The suspects, who face numerous burglary charges, were identified as Christopher Whitson, 19; Jarrod Ditmars, 19; and Colton Sherwood, 19.