Clearwater Man Stole Truck, Went on Crime Spree, Deputies Say
He was involved in four crashes with the stolen pickup truck, Pinellas sheriff’s deputies said.
CLEARWATER – A Clearwater man has been arrested and accused of going on a crime spree after he stole a pickup truck from a car dealership and crashed it, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Shanon K. Dubois, 36, of Clearwater, was charged with two counts of grand theft motor vehicle, one count of attempted grand theft motor vehicle, three counts of burglary to a conveyance, two counts of
burglary to an occupied dwelling, three counts of leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, one count of burglary/battery, one count of battery, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and three felony warrants for violation of probation-grand theft motor vehicle.
At about 2:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 16), Dubois was at the Dayton Andrews car dealership at 2388 Gulf to Bay Blvd. when he stole a 2016 Dodge Ram truck. Deputies said he left the dealership in the stolen pickup and crashed it near the intersection of Gulf to Bay Boulevard and NE Coachman Road.
Dubois left the scene of the crash and drove to the Coachman Hill Preserve neighborhood near NE Coachman Road and McKenzie Court in Clearwater. Dubois drove the Dodge truck into the gated community where deputies said he crashed into two residential mailboxes before crashing into the security gate and disabling the Ram.
Dubois fled the crash scene on foot and burglarized two occupied residences along the 2200 block of McKenzie Court. While in one of the homes, deputies said, Dubois grabbed the homeowner’s nanny by the wrist and chased her into the home. Dubois went into the garage and unsuccessfully tried to steal a 2015 BMW. Instead, Dubois stole a 2012 Kawasaki motorcycle and drove away towards NE Coachman Road.
Deputies said Dubois drove to a residence located at 2297 Sharkey Road where he abandoned the motorcycle and burglarized an occupied residence. The occupant at the residence confronted Dubois, who left the home.
Dubois then burglarized a vehicle at 2244 Terrace Drive North and battered the vehicle’s owner, according to deputies. Dubois tried to burglarize a truck. When that failed, deputies said he tried to steal a semi-truck at Tommy’s Produce, 410 Belcher Road, Clearwater.
Deputies were responding to the area when they were informed Dubois was last seen near the Florida Central Credit Union located at 2201 NE Coachman Road. Deputies said they found Dubois at the bank and took him into custody without incident.
Numerous witnesses positively identified Dubois.
Deputies said that Dubois was already wanted in connection with three Pinellas County warrants for violation of probation for grand theft motor vehicle.
Officers with the Clearwater Police Department investigated three of the crimes committed in their jurisdiction.
When Dubois was arrested, deputies said they found Hydrocodone and Alprazolam in his possession.
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