3 arrested in connection to Sarasota burglaries

4:23 PM, May 2, 2012   |    comments
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Sarasota, Florida -- Three men were arrested Tuesday after they were caught fleeing the area of a home burglary in a rental van.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, deputies tried to pull the van over near University Parkway and I-75 with Desmond Dickson, Jason White and Craig Chappell inside.

They fled and were captured with the help of air support after they ditched the van and tried to get away on foot behind a convenience store near the intersection of Laurel Road and Tamiami Trail.

Police say some of the stolen items have been recovered. The three men, all from Fort Lauderdale, are suspected of committing other residential burglaries in northern Sarasota County Tuesday.

They have been charged with Burglary, Attempted Burglary. Desmond Dickson has also been charged with Fleeing to Elude Law Enforcement.

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