By Tamas Mondovics

Teens Arrested In String Of Burglaries

Hillsborough County Sheriff detectives arrested a pair of teens last month they say were involved in a string of incidents from auto theft to armed burglary of a residence and businesses.

According to detectives, the two juveniles, Zachary Cole Heatherly, 16, of Apollo Beach, and Andrew James Feldman, 14, of Riverview, were spotted by a deputy late last month in a stolen Mitsubishi Mirage in a parking lot near U.S. Hwy. 301 and Riverview Drive.

Deputies converged upon the car and apprehended Feldman, while Heatherly fled on foot, but was captured a few minutes later.

Upon arrest, the teens were found in possession of stolen property from a nearby residential burglary. Deputies also located additional stolen property inside the vehicle, which they said were reported stolen in Clearwater.

The stolen property included a computer, credit cards, watches, a flashlight, gloves, jewelry, and a firearm.

“The total value of the recovered stolen property not including the stolen vehicle, valued over $10,000,” said HCSO Public Information Officer, Larry McKinnon.  

McKinnon added that interviews were conducted with the two teens who admitted to additional auto thefts, residential burglaries, and the burglary of conveyances. The teens were charged with grand theft auto, armed burglary of a residence, grand theft ($10K-20K), resisting arrest without violence, possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. Additional charges are pending.

Electrician Arrested After Attacking Woman In Her Own Home

Last month’s attack on a 44-year-old woman by a local electrician stirred neighbors and the community, including detectives and deputies who responded to the call.

Adam Silva Millan, 51 of Ruskin, was invited into his victim’s home to do some electrical work. After a short time, Millan left the residence, but advised the homeowner that he would need to return to fix an item he had broken. Upon his return, Millan directed the victim to go to the garage and flip a switch in the electrical panel. When she reached the panel, Millan, armed with a knife, attacked her from behind.

HCSO said that the victim struggled with her attacker on the ground, screaming for help, while Millan held her down and began tearing at her undergarments and shorts.

Millan attempted to put electrical tape over the victim’s mouth and he lost his grip on the knife and dropped it, at which point he began striking the victim about her face with his hands several times, deputies said.

Things could have gotten worse, were it not for two witnesses nearby, who heard the struggle and came to the victim’s aid, effectively interrupting the attack. Millan gave up the attack and left the scene in his gray, Toyota Corolla.

While the victim sustained multiple injuries to her face, including a broken nose and a laceration on her knee, she was able to identify her attacker as the person who had been to her home three weeks prior to provide a job estimate.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Millan and he was arrested at his residence, 2204 Unity Village Dr. in Ruskin. Millan is now charged with burglary with a battery upon a person, attempted sexual battery (with a deadly weapon) aggravated battery (with permanent disfigurement/great bodily harm).

Suspects Steal Lawn Trailer, $6,000 Worth Of Lawn Equipment

Hillsborough County Sheriff deputies and Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay are offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of suspects involved in stealing a 15-ft. enclosed lawn utility trailer, which contained more than $6,000 worth of lawn equipment.

Detectives said that the theft occurred on Wednesday, May 25, at approximately 5 a.m., when two suspects with bolt cutters in hand forced entry through the front access gate into the Store Right Self Storage, located at 3648 Highway 41 S. in Ruskin.

The trailer with FL tag #EWIQ52 has 4th Seed Lawn Care and Maintenance painted on each side.

The suspects also forced entry into three enclosed utility trailers within the property and removed unknown items before they fled the scene, possibly in a blue Ford F150 or F250 long-wheel base pickup truck.

Both suspects are described by detectives as white or hispanic male, were wearing ski mask and black gloves.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.