Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Police arrest 8-year-old girl in car burglary case

MELBOURNE, Fla. — An 8-year-old girl who police said was spotted on a surveillance video breaking into a car with another juvenile was arrested on felony charges and will face a juvenile judge next month.

The child, whose name is not being released because of her age, was charged with burglary to an unoccupied conveyance and attempted theft. 

She was identified on the video by Palm Bay, Fla., police investigating a May 8 vehicle break-in.

Police said the officer had little discretion in making the arrest because of the underlying felony involved with the car burglary, said Lt. Mike Bandish, spokesman for the Palm Bay Police Department.   More