2 men charged with burglary in Melbourne

2 men arrested for burglary in Melbourne, Florida.
2 men arrested for burglary in Melbourne, Florida.

MELBOURNE – On January 8, 2019, the Melbourne Police Department was dispatched to the 2300 Block of Lee Ave., in Melbourne, in reference to subjects looking into vehicles.

Charles Gaylon Turner, 22, of Melbourne, and Caleb Antonio Reed, 19, were both charged with Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling Unarmed and Possessing Burglary Tools with Intent to Use.

Turner intentionally and with the use of a hood and the cover of darkness stealthily entered the curtilage of the victim’s front porch and carport without the consent of any occupants in the residence with the intent to commit an offense therein.

It should be noted that the victim was at home watching television at the time that the incident occurred. Reed did aid Turner by entering the property across the street and acting as a lookout.

Search incident to arrest revealed that Turner had a flashlight and a single glove commonly used in burglaries to keep from leaving fingerprints behind in his possession. Reed was found to have a flashlight and a head wrap commonly used in burglaries as a mask to conceal one’s identity, according to the affidavit.

The victim was able to provide a video of the incident, completed an affidavit to pursue charges, and a sworn written statement.

Turners’ bond was set at $35,000; Reed’s was $17,000.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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