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3 Myrtle Beach men arrested in connection to rash of vehicle burglaries

Matthew Howard, Jarrett Leary, Travis Heil. Source: SBPD Matthew Howard, Jarrett Leary, Travis Heil. Source: SBPD

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Three Myrtle Beach men have been charged with a slew of crimes stemming from a rash of vehicle burglaries that happened during the weekend of April 18.

The three suspects, Matthew Howard, 21, Travis Heil, 20, and Jarrett Leary, 21, were arrested and charged with five counts of auto burglary, among other charges, according to Chief Rodney Keziah with the Surfside Beach Police Department.

Officials said early Sunday morning, authorities responded to a report of a suspicious person that was confronted by a victim on his property. The suspect fled the scene but was arrested a short time later.

Officers continued the search, and located the other two suspects who were still in the immediate area.

Police said the investigation continued and revealed more than 30 vehicles in the area that had been burglarized.

Some of the property that has been recovered was found hidden in wooded areas, according to police. A firearm was also recovered by investigators.

Chief Keziah asks that if anyone locates any suspicious bags or property, immediately notify the Police Department by calling 843-913-6368. Police and Fire Officials will be conducting grid searches in the area in attempt to locate the missing items.

Chief Keziah asks that residents exercise caution in the following geographic area: From 10th Avenue North, south toward 5th Avenue North and from Dogwood Drive, west toward Cherry Drive.

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