Surfside Beach Police arrest 2 men in home burglaries

Surfside Beach Police arrest 2 men in home burglaries (Image 1)

Surfside Beach Police Chief Rodney Keziah confirms two arrests in connection with two home burglaries that happened in Surfside Beach.

On December 7, 2014 Officers responded to a duplex on South Willow Drive after the residents of two units returned home and found their apartments had been broken into.  According to Chief Keziah, items were stolen and extensive damage was done during the crime. “It appears that the offenders tried to enter one unit through the wall of another unit”.

Investigating Officers used evidence found at the scene along with witness statements to track two suspects to a local store where they were captured on store surveillance. Officers also obtained a description of a vehicle the suspects were believed to using. SBPD officials released the surveillance photos on December 12, 2014 through the use of social media, and local media outlets. Through this release we received several tips that led to the positive identification of both suspects.

Byron Keith JONES, II (20 of Conway) and Matthew Richard BOEHM (29 of Little River) have both been arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy, Grand Larceny, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Malicious Damage to Real Property.

Boehm has been released on a $15,000 bond, and Jones is currently being held at J.Reuben Long Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Officers on Wednesday responded to a duplex on South Willow Drive after the residents of 2 units returned home and found their apartments had been broken into.

According to Chief Rodney Keziah, items were stolen and extensive damage was done during the crime.

“It appears that the offenders tried to enter one unit through the wall of another unit,” the police chief said.

Investigating Officers used evidence found at the scene along with witness statements to track 2 suspects to a local store where they were captured on store surveillance.

Officers also obtained a description of a vehicle the suspects were believed to using. The suspects are believed to have been operating a white box-style moving truck with “free truck rental” written above the cab, possibly in green letters.

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