Arrest made in burglaries and truck theft
Boca Raton, FL – It didn't take long for Investigators with the Boca Raton Police Services Department to figure out who was responsible for three residential burglaries and the theft of a rental truck. The investigation began February 10, 2010, after Ricki Gardner reported someone had attempted to burglarize his residence at 124 NE 11th Avenue. Although the screen was cut, no entry was gained to the residence. But just two days later, Gardener reported someone again tried to break into his house, and this time did enter it and steal jewelry along with other items. Crime Scene Technician Jason Neitz responded to the scene and was able to secure fingerprints.
On February 16, 2010, Boca Raton detectives responded to the apartment of Wilderson Madues and Reuben Jean, located at 480 NW 20th Street, 102B. Both stated their apartment was entered through a rear window that was left unlocked. Stolen was a 49” flat screen television, an X-Box, various video games and DVD's. The responding officer retrieved a computer manual that the roommates said was moved. That manual was checked and fingerprints were recovered from it. In the fourth case, Detectives were investigating the theft of a 2006 Ford E350 van owned by Budget Truck Rental. It was reported stolen from 1771 NW 1st Avenue where it was rented to Robert Thur. Thur said one of his employees left the truck parked on NW 1st Avenue, unlocked with the keys in the passenger compartment. After receiving a tip as to the possible whereabouts of the truck, detectives went to 480 NW 20th Street where they found it. A maintenance worker on the property identified Elton Jackson, who lives in the same apartment complex, as the person that frequently walks to the truck.
The fingerprints recovered from the three burglaries came back as belonging to Jackson. As a result, Jackson was arrested and charged with one count of Grand Theft and three counts of Burglary to a Dwelling.
490 NW 20th St., Apt. 112
Boca Raton, FL