SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (AP) — Two men and two juveniles were arrested in connection with the burglary of the home of a former Miami Dolphins player, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office received a call about a residential alarm at 11:12 p.m. Saturday at the home, but deputies found nothing wrong at the home. Less than an hour later, Deputy Paul Sada returned to the area and noticed car leaving the area that matched the description of one that had been linked to a previous burglary in Southwest Ranches near Fort Lauderdale.
Two people inside the car couldn’t explain why they were in the area and eventually admitted they were with acting as lookouts for two accomplices who were in the process of breaking into a house, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. Deputies from neighboring districts helped set up a perimeter and determined that a bedroom window at the house where the alarm had gone off had been smashed. No one was home at the time. K-9s eventually found the other two suspects hiding in a fenced yard. They initially ignored deputies’ orders to show their hands and surrender, and one was bitten on the arm by a K-9 but was not seriously injured, authorities said.
Deputies found a loaded handgun under the driver’s seat as well as gloves, a screwdriver, a small saw and a flashlight in the car.
Michael Campblin, 19, Christopher Diaz, 20, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested and charged with armed burglary and resisting arrest without violence. Campblin and Diaz were transported to the main jail while the two teens were taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.
Detectives said and property records showed that the home belongs to former Dolphins wide receiver James McKnight.