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Homeowner Detains Burglary Suspect Until Police Arrive

Titusville Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at approximately 12:30 AM on August 1st 2017, and that the homeowner and his family members had the suspect detained.
John William Pingrin, 31, of Deltona, was arrested and charged with three felonies; Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, and Theft.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that one of the victims found the suspect rummaging through the cabinets in the open garage of his home located near the 3700 block of Prescott Street.
The victims held the suspect at bay until police arrived within minutes of the initial call.
There were no injuries.
Pingrin was booked into the Brevard County Jail and is being held on a $19,000 bond.
Subsequently, observant witnesses noticed a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) fleeing from the scene of the burglary, and they were able obtain the vehicle’s tag number.
The ongoing investigation led to the identity of the driver of the SUV, Benjamen Eric Scherer, 30, of Mims, who was arrested on August 3rd 2017 and charged with two felonies; Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling and Theft.
Scherer was booked into the Volusia County Jail.
Booking Photo of John William Pingrin
John William Pingrin

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