FORT WALTON BEACH - A lawmen intercepted a 17-year-old who witnesses say was breaking into cars in a Fort Walton Beach neighborhood and charged with him with burglary.
On Aug. 26 a Fort Walton Beach Police officer was called to a Rue De Le Roi address by a woman who said she saw somebody wearing a hooded sweatshirt and shorts inside her vehicle. At that moment, a suspect matching the description approached on a bicycle and the officer stopped him.
The teen told the officer he was just out riding around. He denied having anything illegal on him and told the officer he could search him.
The officer found a flashlight, four different prescription pill bottles belonging to four different owners, a Mag flashlight, a medicine bottle containing $4 in change, and six large coin military-style medals.
The officer asked the teen whom the pills belonged to and the teen said he didn't remember which items came from which vehicle. He said he'd been burglarizing vehicles all night. He added the bicycle he was riding was stolen.
The teen was charged with burglary to an unoccupied conveyance and released to the custody of his mother.
His court date is Sept. 18.