Three men were arrested this morning on charges that they broke into an apartment at Seminole Suites, 2400 block of Jackson Bluff Road, and stole about $3,000 worth of property, said Sgt. Tony Drzewiecki, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.
Fredrick Dixon, 19; Marcus Ricketts, 18; and Donald Johnson, 19, were arrested on charges of burglary, grand theft and possession of burglary tools. Ricketts also was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana
Drzewiecki said the men went to the area to commit crimes and decided to break in to the apartment after finding it unoccupied.
Deputy Joe LeSerra arrived at the apartment complex about 2:15 a.m. and was told by a security guard that the three men had just left the area in a white Ford Crown Victoria.
LeSerra quickly tracked down the men, who crashed their car on Belle Vue Way. The stolen property was recovered from the car. The men weren’t injured and are being held in the county jail.