Police have arrested two suspects involved with the break-ins that have affected close to 40 residents of Bay County.
The Panama City Police Department is currently investigating a number of recent burglaries to unlocked vehicles in the Venetian Villa and Candlewick subdivisions. In some cases valuables and electronics were taken.
Panama City Police detectives were able to locate some of the stolen property that was sold to individuals and area pawnshops. The investigation so far has identified over 20 separate victims. Detectives have arrested Katelynn M. Wythe, 19 years of age, for two counts each of Dealing in Stolen Property and False Verification of Ownership while pawning property and one count each of Principal to Dealing in Stolen Property and False Verification of Ownership while pawning property.
The Panama City Police Department continues the investigation of recent burglaries to unlocked vehicles in the Venetian Villa and Candlewick subdivisions. During the investigation detectives developed an additional suspect who possessed and sold property belonging to one of the victims of the burglaries.
Robert L. Grogan, 28 years of age, was located and arrested on June 22, 2012, at approximately 10:00 a.m. at his residence. He was charged with one count each of dealing in stolen property and unlawful use of a two-way communication device, both are felonies. He was booked into the Bay County Jail for the charges.
Detectives have at least three other suspects identified who are believed to be responsible for the burglaries and providing the property to Grogan and Kathelynn M. Wythe for it to be sold.
Additional charges and arrest are expected as these cases remain under investigation.