Man seen in backyard arrested for burglary
Boca Raton, FL – On Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at about 11:15 a.m., members of the Boca Raton Police Department’s Tactical Team responded to a report of an unknown person in the backyard of a home at 81 SW 15th Court. The resident called police and said they saw a male looking in the windows of their home, then saw him leave in a green Chevrolet.
Members of the Tactical Team responded to the area and saw the green Chevy. As officers followed the car they saw it pull into the driveway of another home and a male, later identified as Stepfon Ross, get out of the car and walk up to the house. Several minutes later Ross got back into the car and drove away. The officer observed a traffic violation and stopped the driver.
When officers questioned Ross he gave several different stories about why he was in Boca Raton, where he had been and what he was doing there. Ross eventually told officers he had come to Boca Raton to burglarize homes, but got scared off before he could accomplish the task. The resident at 81 SW 15th Court identified Ross as the person who was in his backyard, looking in the windows. When officers searched Ross they found a window punch concealed in his shoe.
Officers arrested Ross and charged him with attempted burglary to a residence, loitering and prowling and possession of burglary tools.
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