Police ID suspects in West Volusia car break-in spree – News – Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

The two homeless suspects, identified as Travis Martin, 39, and Jean Pavadai, 47, were arrested Tuesday on multiple charges, including eight vehicle break-ins and three firearm theft cases.

DELAND – Volusia County MPs have identified two suspects who are alleged to have broken into eight cars in the DeLand area within two days.

The two homeless suspects, identified as Travis Martin, 39, and Jean Pavadai, 47, were arrested Tuesday on multiple charges, including eight vehicle break-ins and three firearm theft cases.

The series of car break-ins began on Monday and ended on Tuesday. In the month before the break-ins, MPs had documented only one break-in in the DeLand area, according to a police report from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

MPs responded to the first break-ins at 10:09 a.m. on Monday at the 4900 block of State Road 11 in DeLeon Springs. Martin and Pavadai had broken into two cars parked in the driveway of a house. The couple had stolen a SCCY 9MM pistol from one vehicle and a Glock 19 9MM pistol from the other, the report said.

MPs then approached the scene of another break-in at around 10:09 a.m. in the 2700 block on Oak Road in DeLand. Like all other break-ins, the couple got into the car while it was parked in the victim’s driveway. Martin and Pavadai had taken a travel bag with three Nintendo Switch HDMI cables and a Samsung charging station from the vehicle in DeLand.

The next break-ins involved three cars in a residence. MPs responded on Magnolia Road in DeLand at around 10:50 a.m. and contacted the victim, who found that unknown suspects had broken into three of their cars. The vehicles were not reported as stolen, the police said.

Martin and Pavadai broke into another car on Monday. Replying to Oak Road in DeLand at around 1:47 p.m., MPs learned that the couple had stolen two credit cards from a wallet kept in their vehicle. The couple used one of the stolen credit cards five times and spent a total of $ 621 in places like Walmart and McDonald’s.

The final break-in was reported on Tuesday. MPs approached the scene at around 3:25 a.m. on the 5000 block of DeLeon Oaks Court in DeLeon Springs. Martin and Pavadai had removed a Glock 22 Gen 4 pistol and wallet from the vehicle, the report said.

Later that day, MPs found Martin in possession of 1.4 grams of methamphetamines during his arrest. Martin and Pavadai both have criminal histories that include multiple thefts and narcotics use, the report said.

Martin and Pavadai were sent to the Volusia District Prison.

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