Burglary suspect flees from police, causes crash in Riviera Beach

Posted at 7:04 PM, Jan 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 05:13:42-05

Riviera Beach police said three people were injured Sunday morning in a crash that resulted from a burglary suspect fleeing from police.

Police received a description of the suspect's vehicle after a burglary in the 3000 block of Avenue O at 8:53 a.m.

The vehicle was detected on one of the city's automatic license plate readers. As police responded to the area of the reported sighting, an iPad stolen during the burglary was tracked and determined to be inside the suspect's vehicle.

When police initiated a traffic stop, the driver fled, going through side streets and then westbound on Blue Heron Boulevard.

Officers followed the vehicle at speeds up to 45 mph. The suspect ran a red light at the Interstate 95 overpass on Blue Heron Boulevard and crashed into a vehicle turning left after exiting I-95 southbound.

The suspect and an adult female passenger and the driver of the other vehicle were transported to a local hospital by Riviera Beach Fire Rescue.

Charges against 25-year-old Bradley Kelly Jr. include burglary to a vehicle, grand theft, and fleeing to elude.  He will also be held on a violation of probation warrant from Hendry County.

Anyone with more information relating to this crime is encouraged to contact Riviera Beach Police at 561-845-4123 or Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.