24-year-old charged in smash-and-grab car burglary


JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – A 24-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning in connection with breaking into vehicles in the downtown Jacksonville Beach area.

Demonscha Eberhart  is charged with grand theft from a motor vehicle, resisting an officer, and possession of marijuana.

Police said that before midnight on Wednesday Eberhart broke into two vehicles.

Officers said a witness called police when he saw someone smashing the window of a Buick and using a flashlight to see into the vehicle. The witness then saw the person, later identified as Eberhart, ride away on a bicycle.

When officers caught up with Eberhart later, they found him with a brown Louis Vuitton purse, a black Dell case with an iPad and books in it, two pairs of sunglasses, a phone charger, and some coins, police said.

Eberhart also had some marijuana on him.

He is in jail on $60,000 bond.