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UPDATE: Burglary Investigation/Death Investigation (Drowning)

Post Date:12/14/2017 1:30 PM


CASE # 17-81488

Location: Hawthorne Dr – Ballard Park Subdivision

Date and Time: 12/09/2017 4:37 AM

Excellent investigative work by Melbourne Detective Ian Mitchell has led to the arrest of a second suspect in the occupied burglary that occurred on December 9, 2017 in the Ballard Park Subdivision. An arrest warrant was issued for the suspect yesterday, and he was arrested by Vero Beach PD today on the below listed charges:

Arrestee: James Irwin Bartee
B/M 06/24/1995
Charges: Resisting Officer Without Violence/Burglary to Occupied Dwelling

This investigation is ongoing. The Melbourne Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division is asking any potential witnesses who may have relevant information on this case contact Detective Ian Mitchell at (321) 608-6452.

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