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Date of Issue: October 28, 2009

Three charged with auto burglaries

Holmes Beach Police arrested three people last week for vehicle burglaries, with further charges pending.

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Thompson

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Stokes

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Wallen

Collin Thompson and Julie Stokes of Bradenton Beach were charged Oct. 20. Thompson faces two counts of burglary and one count of grand theft and Stokes faces two counts of burglary.

In a separate incident, police arrested Michael Wallen of Holmes Beach for allegedly burglarizing a car in the 300 block of 59th Street.

According to the police report, Wallen initially provided information to police as a witness. But, in a subsequent conversation with an HBPD officer, Wallen allegedly confessed to burglarizing the vehicle because he needed money.

Wallen faces a charge of burglary to a vehicle, as well as an alleged violation of probation.