September 29, 2023
William Clayton Bass

Safety cameras at a neighborhood enterprise helped result in the arrest of a housebreaking suspect.

The cameras at Serenity Stable Surfaces at 2860 U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Fruitland Park captured photos of two burglars who entered the enterprise within the early morning hours Wednesday, based on an arrest report from the Fruitland Park Police Division.

Gadgets taken included a generator, an Atlas blower, energy instruments, an airsoft toy gun and two swords. The thieves have been seen with the swords as they left the enterprise.

A person who match the outline of one of many burglars was noticed using a bicycle on Thursday on the sidewalk alongside U.S. Hwy. 27/441. He was recognized as 33-year-old William Clayton Bass, who’s homeless and has a protracted legal historical past. He was in possession of energy instruments which had the serial numbers scratched off.

The Illinois was arrested on a cost of armed housebreaking. He was thought-about armed as a result of he was caught on video surveillance with one of many swords.

Bass was booked on the Lake County Jail on $30,000 bond.