Burglar drops trail of evidence and leads detectives to his house
MEDIA RELEASE- DATE: May 16, 2013
Last night (May 15, 2013), detectives from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the home of a burglary suspect, Michael Sherman (25), in the 6400 block of 55th Square in Vero Beach.
On the morning of May 15, 2013, detectives were called to the victim’s residence to investigate a burglary in which firearms, a computer, a sword, drafting equipment, and a large quantity of loose change was stolen. Investigators located several coins outside of the victim’s residence and discovered they essentially formed a trail leading away from the home. The coins, approximately 30 to 40 of which were found on the ground, lead to the home of the suspect.
Detectives obtained a search warrant based on the trail of evidence leading from the victim’s house to Sherman’s residence. The home was unoccupied when deputies served the search warrant. Inside, they located a unique set of drafting pencils and some ammunition belonging to the victim. While on scene, Sherman arrived and eventually led investigators to additional stolen property, more ammunition and a computer, which he had buried in his back yard.
Sherman was arrested and charged with armed burglary based on the firearms which were stolen from the victim’s home. Additional stolen items were not recovered and detectives believe additional suspects are likely involved.
The investigation remains active and anyone with information about the additional suspects or the stolen property is asked to contact Detective Joe Abollo at 772-978-6189. Those wishing to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $1,000, can provide information through Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477 or www.tcwatch.org. Please refer to Indian River County Sheriff’s Office case number 2013-75950.