A burglary suspect was arrested in St. John's County Wednesday - Sheriff's Office asks beach residents not to tamper with possible evidence.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The St. John's County Sheriff's Office is asking possible burglary victims in St. Augustine Beach not to touch anything in their homes or cars after a suspect was arrested early Wednesday morning.
Just before 3:30 a.m. deputies responded to a car burglary in the 2400 block of A1A South, according to a release from the St. John's County Sheriff's Office. The victim allegedly found both of his car doors opened and the inside of his car ransacked. Officers with the St. Augustine Beach Police Department, along with SJCSO deputies, searched the area and noticed a car in the 900 block of Saltwater Circle with the light on inside. According to the release, a man was inside the car, but fled on foot when law enforcement gave commands.
Law enforcement continued to search for the suspect and received a 911 call from a woman reporting she woke up to a man standing in the doorway of her bedroom. The victim told deputies she yelled at the man and he fled from her home in the 1000 block of Saltwater Circle. The victim also noticed three of her cars were burglarized.
At 4:18 a.m. a clerk at a nearby convenience store called the SJCSO to report an alleged disorderly customer. The suspect left the store before deputies arrived. Deputies searched the area and found 22-year-old Hosston Cole Bishop, according to the release.
Bishop was arrested and booked into the St. John's County Jail on charges of loitering, disorderly intoxication and probation violation. Bishop is being held without bond.
An investigation is ongoing and detectives are asking citizens that suspect their cars or homes have been burglarized not touch anything in the immediate area in order to preserve potential evidence.