Chase Elmore, 18, has been connected to a total of 31 car burglaries in the city.
The Ormond Beach Police Department arrested an 18-year-old Daytona Beach man responsible for 21 of the 37 car burglaries in the city for the last two weeks.
Chase Elmore was arrested on Thursday, June 14, after he fled from police following a traffic stop due to an expired tag on his vehicle and having been identified as a person of interest in various vehicle burglaries in town. Elmore had just burglarized a vehicle in the Forest Hills subdivision the night before, where he stole a firearm. The Police Department informed the public at its Crime View meeting on Wednesday, June 27, that Elmore was responsible for a total of 31 car burglaries in the city this year.
During the last two weeks, 34 of the 37 cars burglarized were unlocked.
"This is a big reminder [to] please lock your vehicles and don't leave valuables left out in the open," OBPD Cpl. Mike Garner said.
Out of the car breaks that occurred in the last two weeks, 32 took place at night and five during the day. Four guns were stolen out of these vehicles. Only one has been recovered.