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April 12, 2004

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Alert citizens are credited with leading Sheriff's Deputies to two teenage burglary suspects before dawn on Easter Sunday morning.

Charged with Burglary of a Vehicle are Blake Alexander Overman (pictured left), age 18 (11-17-1985) of 1879 Heartland Drive, Fort Walton Beach; and Antoine Jan Veldkamp (pictured right), age 17 (1-6-1987), of 467 Rush Park Drive, Mary Esther.

A resident of Northern Pine Boulevard called the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at 3:30 Sunday morning to report two males in dark clothing burglarizing his car. The caller's wife had awakened and saw the activity on a security camera that shows the home's driveway and approach.

Deputies were already in the vicinity from a call less than 20 minutes earlier, in which a citizen reported two suspicious individuals on Schneider Drive.

Two Deputies were on scene at the Northern Pine Boulevard location within two minutes of the call; Overman was found in the driver's seat of the victim's car, and Veldkamp was discovered behind a nearby bush.

Overman was found to be in possession of a flashlight, and Veldkamp had a Swiss Army style pocketknife; accordingly, both were also charged with Possession of Burglary Tools. Overman, found in possession of several dollars in loose change, was also charged with Petty Theft.


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(850) 651-7420