Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Burglary/Pawn Unit
Christopher Rinehart (Arrested)
Address: 1344 Browning Street, Clearwater
Charges: 8 counts of Burglary (Conveyance-Unoccupied) and 1 count Loitering and Prowling
Suspect # 2
Ryan Greenlee (Arrested)
Address: 1397 Boylan Avenue, Clearwater
Charges: 7 counts of Burglary (Conveyance-Unoccupied) and 1 count Grand Theft
Suspect # 3 is also a juvenile. Due to his misdemeanor charges, information to reveal his identity will not be released per Florida Statute 985.04 (1).
Detectives assigned to the Burglary and Pawn Unit have arrested two individuals for several vehicle burglaries in a Palm Harbor neighborhood.
The burglaries occurred in the early morning hours on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
The burglaries occurred in the Spanish Oaks neighborhood in Palm Harbor.
According to detectives, on Thursday, September 19, 2013 a Pinellas County K-9 Deputy was on routine patrol in the area of the Spanish Oaks neighborhood in Palm Harbor. The deputy observed two juvenile males and an adult male walking out of the neighborhood. The deputy approached the three males and observed one suspect carrying a backpack.
After further investigation, detectives were able to link various items in the suspect’s backpack to multiple vehicle burglaries that had occurred in the Spanish Oaks neighborhood prior to the suspects being located.
The suspects have been identified as 19-year-old Christopher Rinehart and 16-year-old Ryan Greenlee. The third suspect is a juvenile and due to his charges his identity will not be released.
During an interview with detectives, Rinehart admitted to committing another burglary from August 23, 2013.
Rinehart was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident. Rinehart has been charged with 8 counts of Burglary (Conveyance-Unoccupied) and 1 count Loitering and Prowling.
Greenlee and the other juvenile were arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Juvenile Assessment Center (PJAC). Greenlee has been charged with 7 counts of Burglary (Conveyance-Unoccupied) and 1 count Grand Theft.
The investigation continues.