Burglar awakens resident while rummaging through fridge

This morning at about 8:30 a.m., St Augustine Police responded to a 911-call reporting a burglary in progress while the resident was inside the home. Public Information Officer Cecilia “Cici” Aiple informed Historic City News local reporters that Training Officer Jennifer Trotzke and her trainee, Officer India Green, were dispatched on the call.

Police arrived at the home located on Joiner Street where the victim reported hearing a noise that prompted him to check the cameras on his security surveillance system. The resident observed an unknown Hispanic man going through items in his refrigerator. He called 911.

With the description given by the victim, assisting officers were able to locate and capture the burglary suspect, 24-year-old Kenneth Samuel Hernandez who is reported to be homeless.

Officers at the scene placed Hernandez into custody and transported him to the St. Johns County Detention Facility; where he was charged with unarmed burglary of an occupied structure, a second-degree felony.

Hernandez remains in custody without bond until his first appearance hearing, expected tomorrow morning.

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