Officers nab LA Fitness vehicle burglar
Boca Raton, FL – On Tuesday, December 11, while conducting surveillance, a Boca Raton Tac Team officer noticed a black Nissan Sentra driving slowing on Technology Way. The car appeared to match the description of one suspected in two previous auto burglaries at LA Fitness. The driver dropped off his female passenger and left the area heading west on Yamato Road. Because the window tint appeared darker than allowed by law, officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to pull over. As the car entered the 95 onramp, another officer deployed stop sticks and the car stopped just before running over the deflation device.
As officers approached the car they smelled a strong odor of marijuana. When the suspect, Daquan Johnson, got out of the vehicle, he told officers, “I have weed in the car.” While searching the car, officers found 3.1 grams of marijuana in the center console. Also found was a Tom-Tom GPS with charger, three iPhones, a Samsung Sprint phone, a Motorola T-Mobile phone, a flashlight, two children’s books, a Winchester multi-tool, and multiple pairs of sunglasses. In the trunk, officers found two USB cables, an AC Power adaptor, a purse, a pair of Nike shoes, a Victoria’s Secret rewards card and a brown wallet.
The victim of an LA Fitness auto burglary on December 1st was contacted and positively identified the purse as hers. Through an analysis of the iPhones, a phone number was obtained and the probable owner was contacted. That person confirmed it was her iPhone and that it was stolen from her in North Lauderdale.
Johnson was charged with possession of Burglary Tools, Burglary to a Conveyance, Grand Theft, Theft of Credit Cards/Unauthorized Possession and Fraudulent use of a Credit Card. During the booking process Johnson told officers, “I don’t care, the State Attorney is going to drop this.”
Fort Lauderdale, FL