Citizen, cops, spike strips, and K-9 nab two more home burglars
Suspects arrested at a church
Boca Raton, FL – On Wednesday, September 14 at just before 9:30 AM, Boca Raton Police officers responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 4800 block of NW 28th Way. A neighbor heard the house alarm sounding and when she went outside, she saw a strange white Ford four-door car parked in the driveway. A moment later she saw two males running out the front door of the home, get into the Ford and speed away. The neighbor immediately called the Boca Raton Police Communications Center.
Responding Boca Raton detectives blanketed the area and saw the suspect’s car parked at another residence in a nearby neighborhood. A moment later, they saw a white male, later identified as Brandon Richmond, running from the rear of the residence, jump into the driver’s seat of the Ford and drive off. Detectives could see another male, later identified as Curtis McFadden, in the passenger seat.
As detectives followed the car, they observed several traffic infractions. When they tried to stop Richmond, he fled. Detectives continued to follow the car, transmitting their location on the police radio. Boca Raton Tactical Team officers successfully deployed stop sticks (spike strips/tire deflation devices) near Yamato Road and St. Andrews Boulevard, which disabled the fleeing suspect vehicle. Richmond stopped the car in a nearby church parking lot and both suspects fled from the vehicle on foot. Richmond hid inside the church, where he was apprehended by K-9 Czar and his handler. McFadden was taken into custody without incident.
The original caller identified McFadden as one of the males seen running out of her neighbor’s house. Both suspects were arrested. Stolen property was recovered from inside the suspects’ vehicle. Richmond is charged with two counts each of burglary and criminal mischief, grand theft, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest without violence, and violation of probation. He was treated for a minor K-9 bite wound at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. McFadden is charged with two counts of burglary, grand theft, criminal mischief, and resisting without violence.
Brandon Richmond Curtis McFadden
DOB 06/11/1991 DOB 02/05/1993
Ft Lauderdale, FL Tamarac, FL