Washington County Authorities Arrest Two With Potential Ties To Dodge County Church Theft

(Dodge County) Washington County authorities arrested two Florida men over the weekend who are suspected of being involved in a theft in Dodge County. The two men, from Fort Lauderdale, were alleged to have broken into numerous cars at a park in the town of Addison.

Authorities say they are believed to be connected to similar thefts at a church in Dodge County earlier in the day. Evidence also suggests they were in Colorado two days before, potentially committing the same criminal acts. The suspects had multiple credit cards and ID’s belonging to victims across the nation. They both remain in custody at the Washington County Jail.

Law enforcement agencies across the county have reported a drastic increase in automobile break-ins over the past several months. The trend has also played out nationwide and is often attributed to the organized crime gang based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, known as the “Felony Lane Gang.”

Named for their frequent use of the farthest bank lane in the drive-through as a mechanism to avoid detection. Officials say the “Gang” is a well-organized, rank structured, criminal enterprise who have been known to recruit individuals that travel across the country committing smash-and-grab thefts from parked cars while being managed and surveilled by higher ranking members.