VERO BEACH, Fla. - Police say they may have solved several burglaries in the central beach area.
On Tuesday, Vero Beach Police arrested Jeremiah McCain of the 1100 block of 16th Street Southwest and charged him with two counts each of burglary and grand theft. McCain, arrested a week before his 31st birthday, was also held on an outstanding uttering a forged instrument warrant from St. Lucie County.
After investigating a burglary about 10:56 a.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of Pine Avenue, Officer John Morrison spotted a gold Chrysler Pacifica that matched the description of a suspicious vehicle seen around the area where multiple burglaries happened in the last two months, a news release stated.
When he pulled over the vehicle, the driver, identified as McCain, was confronted about the St. Lucie County warrant. McCain then "made statements indicating" he just stole a television out of a home in the 2300 block of Pine Avenue, the release stated.
He told investigators he discarded the television several blocks away because it was damaged from carrying it out of the home.
Police have connected him to at least seven home burglaries since October in Vero Beach, the release stated. The investigation is ongoing and police have contacted the Indian River County Sheriff's Office about other burglaries of which McCain could be responsible, the release stated.
McCain remained incarcerated Wednesday at the Indian River County Jail.
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