• Arrests made in College Park, Delaney Park home burglaries


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police have arrested four people accused of a rash of burglaries throughout two Orlando neighborhoods, and they said they are looking for more suspected burglars.

    Yates and Dellwood streets are seemingly quiet streets in two of Orlando's most charming neighborhoods, Delaney Park and College Park, which police said have been a hotspot for crime. But that might be changing with the recent arrests.

    Exan Vega was arrested, accused of dealing in stolen property. Danny Cade, Roddick Watson and Johnnie Fisher were arrested and charged with residential burglary and grand theft.

    Investigators said they weren't sure how many homes had been broken into, but it was enough to move them to increase patrols.

    Two of Andrea Merkle's College Park neighbors' homes have been broken into. She said so she's thrilled the police work is paying off.

    "Thank goodness it is finally happening," said Merkle.

    Investigators said they are looking for others who may be involved in the burglaries.

    The major breakthrough comes less than a year after Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney promised to make College Park his number one priority.

    Rooney pulled officers from internal affairs and other areas to add patrols.

    "I am glad to know that there have been arrests. I am glad to know that the cops are doing their job, that they are making arrests and that there are possibly more out there," said Delaney Park resident Dan Veenstra.

    Police don't want the residents to let their guard down, and to let them know if they see any suspicious activities.

    "We are going to report you, you know, we are going to let you know we are paying attention to what is going on," said Merkle.

    Police said they have a warrant out for a fifth person, Dominique Thomas, they believe was involved in the burglaries.

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