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13-145 Deputies Quickly Arrest Burglary Suspect; Girl Hides And Calls For Help While Burglary To Her Home Is In Progress

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

William C. Wilson (Arrested)
DOB: 06/10/1966
Address: 5726 126th Avenue, Pinellas Park
Arrested for two-counts burglary to an occupied dwelling; and violation of community control supervision probation.

Angelina Scisco (Victim – Hid in closet)
DOB: 12/29/1999
Address: 3400 Arcadia Drive, Palm Harbor

Deputies have arrested a suspect after he burglarized two homes. Both homes were occupied at the time of the crime. In one of them, a 13-year-old girl was home alone. She hid in a bedroom closet and called for help while the suspect was inside her home. According to deputies, the suspect, a career criminal, had been released from prison in November of 2012 for armed burglary; and was under community supervision.

Deputies responded to the call at about 12:24 p.m. on July 5, 2013. The suspect was in custody by 12:34 p.m..

The suspect burglarized two private residences. The first one is located at 3400 Arcadia Drive, Palm Harbor. The second at 2801 Longleaf Lane, Palm Harbor.

According to deputies, the suspect identified as 47-year-old William C. Wilson, arrived at the Arcadia Drive residence by scooter. He rang the door bell and when no one answered the door he parked the scooter in a nearby plaza. Deputies say he then pried open the kitchen window of the residence and made entry. He filled a duffel bag with coins, video games and jewelry.

Deputies say when the victim, 13-year-old Angelina Scisco, realized the suspect was breaking into her home, she hid in a bedroom closet and called her mom, who in turn called 911.

When deputies arrived on scene, the suspect was still inside the residence. The suspect realized the deputies had pulled up near the front of the house, and fled out the back door. A witness flagged down the deputy and directed him towards the suspect. The deputy engaged in a foot pursuit after Wilson and saw him enter the lanai area of another occupied residence at 2801 Longleaf Lane. The deputy then saw the suspect attempted to enter the home through the sliding glass door. The deputy challenged the suspect and held him at ECD point until backup deputies arrived and secured the suspect.

Wilson was arrested for two counts burglary to an occupied dwelling and for violating the terms of his probation- under community control supervision. Wilson was on conditional release after serving 20 of a 30 year sentence for armed burglary.

The investigation continues.


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