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A recent rash of burglaries of homes under construction or vacant in the southeastern Hillsborough County prompted deputies to keep and extra eye out on new subdivisions and home sites.
Mark Anthony Lockwood, DOB 4-13-76
4 Ohio Street
Burglary with property damage in excess of $1,000 (2 counts)
Grand Theft (2 counts)
Criminal Mischief (2 counts)
Felony Fleeing and Eluding
Deputies working surveillance in the Ruskin area this morning in reference to other burglaries that had occurred in the area observed a black Dodge Dakota backed into the driveway at 5462 Sandy Shell Drive. The deputy observed two subjects moving a refrigerator and stove outside the residence on the front sidewalk. Deputies attempted to come in contact with the subjects at which time they fled in the vehicle through the side yard of the property into a wooded area where the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The female occupant remained in the vehicle. Suspect Lockwood was located in a retention pond by a K-9 and taken into custody. Lockwood was treated by Emergency Medical at the District office for a bite received from the K-9. The female occupant of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries sustained when the driver stopped the vehicle abruptly. We are not releasing her name until detectives have had an opportunity to interview her and determine her involvement in the case.
Lockwood is charged in connection with the incident this morning and also a burglary that occurred on March 16, 2010 at the address of 5404 Sandy Shell Drive where he illegally entered the residence (model home) and removed a stove and attempted to remove a refrigerator. When he attempted to remove the refrigerator, he broke the water line to the refrigerator which subsequently flooded the home. It is believed that the damage to that home is in excess of $15,000.
The investigation continues.