Zephyrhills man charged in series of burglaries
Police arrested a Zephyrhills man Friday in connection with a series of break-ins that included the theft of copper tubing. Johnathen James Brinyark, 22, 5743 Broadmore St., was arrested by Zephyrhills police and charged with break-ins at vacant homes in his neighborhood on Feb. 23, Feb. 25 and March 11. Brinyark admitted to Zephyrhills police officers he entered a home at 5741 Broadmore St. on those three dates through an unlocked door and removed portions of copper tubing from underneath the kitchen sink. During an interview with authorities on April 8, Brinyark said he made his way into a number of homes during a “drunken” night.Homes at 5751 Broadmore Street and 5740 Cranbrook Street also were broken into and had tubing stolen, according to police. Brinyark took the metal to Ramm Recycling and sold two pounds of it on Feb. 27, an arrest report stated. Brinyark was charged with three counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released Monday after posting $3,100 bail.
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