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Date of Issue: October 21, 2009

Holmes Beach man, juvenile arrested for burglaries

Holmes Beach Police have arrested Mark S. Krauss, 19, of Holmes Beach and an unnamed juvenile on charges connected to four burglaries in the city.



According to reports, Krauss entered a vehicle in the 3800 block of East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, Sept. 27, and removed a Garmin GPS unit, a radar detector and $8. The GPS unit, valued at $300, was later located at Pawn Star in Bradenton. Krauss was charged with burglary and grand theft in that incident.

On Oct. 13, Krauss entered a vehicle that was unlocked in the 500 block of 69th Street in Holmes Beach, according to reports. He allegedly removed $1 from the ashtray. He was charged with burglary and petit theft in that incident.

Also on Oct. 13, Krauss entered two vehicles in the 500 block of 68th Street in Holmes Beach. Nothing was taken from either vehicle. Krauss was charged with Burglary for each of those two incidents.

Krauss has allegedly admitted to all four burglaries.

According to the Manatee Count Sheriff's Office Web site, there was another burglary for which Krauss was also charged.

Krauss was arrested on Oct. 14 and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Mike Quinn is publisher of NewsManatee.Com, a news partner of The Islander newspaper.