Neighbor Aids Deputies
By Dan Breitwieser, WCJB TV 20 News.
The woman called 911 and stayed on the line with the operator, giving them a step-by-step, real-time view of the burglary in progress early Sunday morning. When deputies showed up a few minutes later, they arrested three teens aged 13, 14 and 15 as well as Joseph Ricks, 18, catching several of the suspects inside. Deputies credit the anonymous caller for giving them an extra pair of eyes.
"People don't want to stay on the line," says Alachua County Sheriff's Spokesman Art Forgey. "They don't to give themelves for fear of reprisal. As for that fear, we don't want your name, we just want your information, what you're seeing."
The four youths are each facing four burglary-related charges. Detectives are working to connect them to several other burglaries.
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