Man linked to multiple auto burglaries captured in the act at Willoughby Cove

Scott Board, who lives on the 10000 block of SE Federal Highway, in Hobe Sound, was released from prison in October. (Source: MCSO)

From The Martin County Sheriff’s Office: A man recently released from a Florida prison, is back in jail Wednesday after his streak of auto burglaries came to a halt in the Willoughby Cove Community overnight.

A call of a suspicious person in the parking lot of Willoughby Cove started the chain of events beginning at 2:01 a.m.

MCSO Air One Pilot, Deputy Sean Marston, and Tactical Flight Officer, Deputy Pat McFall, who were watching from the air, were able to lead ground units directly to 39-year old Scott Board, who had already pulled on the handles of at least 15-vehicles parked in the community parking lot.

Burglary surveillance teams were already on the ground waiting for this serial burglar to strike again following a week of crimes which took place in Martin’s Crossing, Hibiscus Park and communities in Hobe Sound.

Once midnight shift deputies and detectives surrounded the development, they moved in on Board, who was taken down in the parking lot.

Scott Board, who lives on the 10000 block of SE Federal Highway, in Hobe Sound, was released from prison in October.

Board served time for multiple property crimes. He is facing a number of burglary and attempted burglary charges.

If you live in any of the developments listed, and you were a victim but did not file a report, you are asked to call the Martin County Sheriff’s Office to do so.

If you provided us with exterior video footage of the suspect in your community, we thank you.

We would also like to encourage anyone with exterior cameras to sign up for the MCSO Eye Watch program, so we can turn to you for important footage like this when a crime does occur in your community.

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