Updated:ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. —
A teenager is arrested following a report of an attempted car burglary in St. Johns County Thursday morning.
A man was walking his dog around 4:15 a.m. in the front yard of his home in the 600 block of Bahia Court, when he saw the light on inside his vehicle, according to a St. Johns County news release. The victim saw a man run from the vehicle.
Officers found another vehicle reportedly vandalized in the same block. According to the release, the victim said nothing was taken, but feces was smeared on the side window.
Officers spotted a man matching the suspect's description riding a bike about a mile away on Shores Boulevard. The man, 18-year-old Haralampos Zaharias, got off the bike and ran into the woods where he was located shortly after hiding behind a tree.
Zaharias is charged with loitering and prowling, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending further investigation.