Police arrest man accused of breaking into cars at Belle Isle Crunch Fitness

He is also accused of pointing laser at helicopter in separate incident

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Belle Isle Police Department said officers arrested a man accused of breaking into cars at the Crunch Fitness parking lot.

Court records show Joshua Simpkins, 24, of Orlando, is facing charges of burglary, petit theft, fraudulent use of credit cards and criminal mischief.

On Aug. 2, police posted photos of car break-ins at Crunch Fitness on Hoffner Avenue.

Belle Isle Police Officers are on scene at Crunch Fitness investigating the 8th vehicle break-in burglary. Again,...

Posted by Belle Isle FL Police Department on Friday, August 2, 2019

On Aug. 20, investigators shared photos of a man accused of using stolen credit cards from the Crunch Fitness burglaries.

Officers said the stolen cards were used at Publix and Dollar General.

On Oct. 24, an officer with the Orlando Police Department said the man in the photos was Simpkins.

COMMUNITY ALERT CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS SUSPECT? The pictured individual was captured on Video using credit cards stolen...

Posted by Belle Isle FL Police Department on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

About three weeks later, Orlando Police arrested Simpkins.

Simpkins is also accused of pointing a green laser at an Orange County Sheriffs Office Aviation Unit helicopter.


His trial for that case is set for January.

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