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Four Arrested in String of Vehicle Burglaries in Silver Springs Shores

SILVER SPRINGS SHORES — Three teens and an adult were arrested in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred in Silver Springs Shores over the weekend.

According to detectives with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the four were connected to at least nine vehicle burglaries.

When deputies responded to a home located on Cedar Trace Way in reference to an attempted burglary on Sunday. the victim stated that a vehicle turned onto his road and two boys got out of the vehicle and were allegedly attempting to enter two vehicles parked in front of the home.

The victim then stated that he began to yell at the boys at which time another person from inside the vehicle stuck his hand out of the window holding a firearm and shot three times.

After getting a description of the vehicle, deputies were able to locate it at the Wal-Mart in the Shores.

When deputies made contact with the vehicle, they found 21-year-old Cameron Gezel and 15-year-old Cameron Vascovich in the vehicle.

Vascovich, who was driving the vehicle at the time of the traffic stopped was also found to have no valid driver’s license.

After speaking to the two suspects, deputies learned that there were two other suspects involved in the burglaries, 15-year-old Tavis Whitman and 16-year-old Gavin Locke.

Vascovich and Gezel told deputies they had just dropped Locke and Whitman off at Wal-Mart.

After a short search of the store, Locke and Whitman were also taken into custody.

Gezel was arrested and transported to the Marion County Jail where he is currently being held in lieu of a $75,000 bond. Vascovich, Locke, and Whitman were transported tot he Marion County Juvenile Detention Center.

The four were each charged with eight counts of burglary of a conveyance, one count of armed burglary, one count of grand theft of a firearm, and two counts of grand theft.

Gezel was also charged with one count of firing a weapon from a vehicle and four counts of first-degree petit theft.