Boca police nab alleged car burglar at dog park

A Fort Lauderdale man suspected of being involved in car break-ins at a Boca Raton dog park is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail.



Shaquille Keshaun Rouse is facing six counts of grand theft between $300 and $5,000 and one count each of larceny of a credit card, loitering or prowling, marijuana possession, possession of drug equipment, possession of burglary tools and driving with a suspended license. Rouse is being held in lieu of $31,500 bail.

Boca Raton police were conducting surveillance Tuesday at Mizner Dog Park at 751 Banyan Trail due to a rash of car burglaries, according to an arrest report. Window punches were used in several of the burglaries which took place mostly around lunch time, police said.

Rouse drew suspicion Tuesday afternoon when he pulled into the park and remained in his car. Rouse did not have a dog in his vehicle and changed parking spots for no apparent reason, the report said.

Rouse left the park but was stopped by police after allegedly committing a traffic infraction.

After police smelled marijuana coming from Rouse’s car, he was asked to step out and was searched. During the search, a window punch was found in his shoe.

Police also found several stolen items inside the car including gift cards, foreign currency, a cell phone and jewelry, the report said.


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