Key Largo man charged with vehicle burglary

A Key Largo man was arrested for burglarizing a neighbor’s vehicle Thursday night.

The victim called the Sheriff’s Office at 11:30 p.m. to report he’d seen a man take a fishing rod and reel from his uncle’s rental vehicle, parked on 2nd Ct in Key Largo. He said when he confronted the man he knew as a neighbor, 37 year old Steven Walters, Walters dropped the rod and reel and fled the area.

He said he knew Walters because Walters lives on an adjacent street and sometimes walks around the neighborhood. He pointed out Walter’s house. At the time, Walters was standing on the front porch of the house. The victim told deputies Walters was definitely the person who stole the rod and reel.

Walters denied stealing the items, and said he’d been in his house all day. He was arrested, charged with burglary and grand theft and he was taken to jail.