CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Pinellas County deputies arrested a man Thursday after he stole a vehicle from a car dealership and went on a crime spree in Clearwater.
- Man arrested, charged after crime spree in Clearwater
- Shanon Dubois accused of stealing, burglarizing vehicles & homes
- Majority of crimes occurred in Coachman Hill Preserve neighborhood
The crime spree started at the Dayton Andrews Car Dealership, located at 2388 Gulf to Bay Boulevard, at about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. Deputies say Shanon Dubois, 36, stole a 2016 Dodge Ram Truck from there.
After leaving the dealership, deputies say Dubois crashed the vehicle near the intersection of Gulf to Bay Boulevard and NE Coachman Road. He then fled the crash scene and drove to the Coachman Hill Preserve neighborhood near NE Coachman Road and McKenzie Court in Clearwater. Deputies say he crashed into two mailboxes inside the neighborhood before crashing into the security gate and disabling the vehicle.
After fleeing on foot, deputies say Dubois burglarized two occupied homes along McKenzie Court -- and while at one of the homes, Dubois grabbed the homeowner's nanny by the wrist and chased her into the home. At that home, Dubois tried to steal a 2015 BMW from the garage, but was unsuccessful, and ended up stealing a 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle, the report stated.
He then drove to a residence located on Sharkey Road where he abandoned the motorcycle and burglarized the home. The homeowner was home at the time and confronted Dubois, causing him to flee the area.
Next, he burglarized a vehicle on Terrace Drive North and battered the vehicle owner, according to the report. After that, Dubois tried to burglarize a truck, but was unable to, so he tried to steal a semi-truck at Tommy's Produce located at 410 Belcher Road in Clearwater.
After that, deputies were able to locate Dubois at the Florida Central Credit Union located at 2201 NE Coachman Road and took him into to custody.
According to the report, deputies also found Hydrocodone and Alprazolam in his possession.
Dubois was transported to the Pinellas County jail and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, attempted grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary to a conveyance, burglary to an occupied dwelling, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, burglary/battery, battery, and possession of a controlled substance.
Deputies also said Dubois was already wanted in conjunction with three Pinellas County warrants for violation of probation for grand theft motor vehicle.