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Three teens arrested in Hillsborough condo burglaries

RIVERVIEW — Three teenagers were arrested Thursday after deputies say they caught them burglarizing a condominium and traced them to two other condo burglaries.

Someone called 911 about 2 p.m. Thursday reporting that two young men were burglarizing a condominium at 9519 Amberdale Court. When deputies arrived, they found 16-year-old Kimberly N. Fleer of Seffner sitting in the driver's seat of a blue Saturn Ion near the scene of the crime.

Fleer told deputies she was waiting for her sister to arrive on a school bus, but deputies took her into custody. They searched the inside of the condo for additional suspects but found it empty.

Deputy Jimmy Dixon and his 20-month-old German shepherd-Belgian malinois dog tracked the suspects to woods near Interstate 75 and Bloomingdale Avenue.

A helicopter scoured the area and spotted two young men, later identified as 16-year-old Isaac Wilson and 19-year-old Lewis Anthony, walking along the interstate. Patrol deputies pulled up and took them into custody.

Detectives determined that Wilson, Anthony and Fleer also burglarized two other condos in the Amberdale Court community that same day.

They recovered stolen property including jewelry, a cell phone, a Gameboy toy, a jar of coins and keys. Deputies said Fleer was wearing a pair of stolen diamond earrings.

Deputies also found a distinctive man's gold ring recovered from a January burglary that is still under investigation.

Anthony's charges include three counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft, three counts of criminal mischief and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail at Orient Road, where he remained Friday morning on $29,250 bail.

Wilson and Fleer each face charges of three counts of burglary, two counts of grand theft and three counts of criminal mischief. They were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

Deputies added that this was police dog Alex's first on-duty track that lead to an arrest.

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Three teens arrested in Hillsborough condo burglaries 02/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 12, 2010 11:42am]
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