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Man charged with burglary

SEBRING - When several burglars broke into a home near Sebring, they took numerous items, but they also left behind evidence that led to their capture, according to a report released Tuesday.

One of the suspected burglars, Steven Lee Elder, 41, 1630 N. Palm Drive, Avon Park, was arrested this week on a warrant by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with burglary of an unoccupied dweling, third-degree grand theft and dealing in stolen property.

The victim of the burglary had reported in May 2011 that the burglars stole furniture, televisions, clothing and a safe. A neighbor saw four males and two females inside the residence, the report said.

Investigators found a fingerprint on a Dr. Pepper can that matched one suspect and fingerprints on glasses that matched Elder and another suspect, the report said.

Additionally, from a Wal-Mart receipt found in the house and Wal-Mart's video surveillance, deputies identified two other suspects, the report said.

Man arrested on drug offenses

SEBRING - A Georgia man was arrested after Highlands County deputies stopped a vehicle and found drugs.

David Moore, 37, 14 E. Jones St., Statesboro, Ga., was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and charged with driving on a suspended driver's license, resisting an officer without violence, possession of cocaine, possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana and possession of drug equipment.

The arrest came after a deputy saw a car driven by Moore and was aware that Moore's driver's license was suspended, the report said.

The driver refused to stop his vehicle, but eventually parked in a parking lot, exited and attempted unsuccessfully to hide behind another vehicle, a report said.

Inside Moore's vehicle, the deputy found cocaine, marijuana and other items, the report said.

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