Homeless Man Charged with Theft from Melbourne (FL) Fire Apparatus

Melbourne police have arrested a homeless man on a charge of stealing items from a Melbourne fire truck near City Hall.

According to a release from the Melbourne Police Department, witnesses reported seeing a man entering the truck around 10 p.m. through a broken rear window and removing items from it. The value of the items was estimated at more than $5,000.

When officers arrived, they reported seeing 33-year-old Jacob Alan Pelak holding items in his hands and walking away from the truck, which was parked in the 1000 block of Palmetto Avenue.

Pelak was arrested after a foot chase.

The items removed from the truck were recovered.

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