Tip leads Oakland Park detectives to arrest burglars

Man who dropped off woman arrested, deputies say

Kellen Hamilton, Richard Kittles (Courtesy of the Broward Sheriff's Office)
Kellen Hamilton, Richard Kittles (Courtesy of the Broward Sheriff's Office) (Broward Sheriff's Office)

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – Detectives arrested a woman who emerged from a home she had just burglarized thanks to a neighbor's tip and an investigation, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

Oakland Park deputies and detectives responded to a residential burglary happening near the 4400 block of Northwest 19th Avenue, deputies said.

A neighbor saw a beige Hyundai drop off a woman, identified by the Sheriff's Office as Kellen Hamilton.

Deputies said Hamilton was seen entering a backyard.

When detectives arrived, Hamilton emerged from the home with a bag full of stolen items, which she tossed over a fence, deputies said.

Hamilton was taken into custody and faces charges including burglary of a residence, grand theft, cocaine possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Hamilton told authorities she was staying at the Plantation Inn at 375 State Road 7 in Plantation. Deputies said after conducting surveillance at the Plantation Inn, detectives found a Hyundai that matched the witness's description.

Deputies said Richard Kittles was seen getting into the car. Detectives conducted a traffic stop and arrested Kittles on charges of burglary of a residence and possession of cannabis, deputies said.

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