4 arrested in burglary of former Dolphins receiver's home
SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. (WSVN) -- Broward Sheriff's Office deputies arrested four people, including two minors, for allegedly breaking into the home of a former Miami Dolphins player, Friday.
Authorities responded to a residential alarm at 16705 Berkshire Court around 11:15 p.m. The mansion, located at the Landmark Ranch Estates Gated Community, is the home of former Dolphins wide receiver James McKnight.
According to the arrest report, deputies found the residence secured, and they cleared the area. Forty minutes later, they returned to the scene in reference to a reported suspicious vehicle, and they spotted a red Dodge Charger leaving the area.
Deputies stopped the vehicle, and according to investigators, the two men inside were unable to explain why they were on the property. The suspects were separated, and the driver admitted that he and the passenger were acting as lookouts for two other suspects who were breaking inside McKnight's property. Police also found a 9 millimeter gun under the driver's seat.
Deputies set up a perimeter, and they discovered that a window had been broken in a rear bedroom of McKnight's home. Multiple K-9 and aviation units scoured the area and located the suspects in a nearby residence's fenced yard. The subjects resisted deputies' commands to raise their hands and surrender, and as a result one of the suspects was bitten on the arm by a K-9 dog.
Twenty-year-old Christopher Diaz, 19-year-old Michael Campblin, and two minors were taken into custody. All four suspects are facing burglary charges.
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