Report: Man released from prison back behind bars after breaking into cars

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say a 37-year-old man who was recently released from prison is back behind bars after officers found several stolen items from vehicles in downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant.

The Charleston Police Department charged Deon Antonio Rambert on Thursday with an additional charge of property crime enhancement.

According to police, Rambert's been in jail since Feb. 6 just after being released from prison in December.

Rambert's arrest stems from an investigation by police on Feb. 4 when officers were investigating several vehicle break-ins in the area of King Street.

Authorities say they went to Rambert's home on King Street to talk to him since police say following Rambert's release from prison in December, investigators began to immediately notice an increase in vehicle break-ins.

According to a police report, due to Rambert's prior history with the CPD and other agencies for breaking into cars, investigators wanted to speak with him.

Officers say when they arrived on scene they noticed a black beach cruiser bike on the porch which was seen on a city camera during a vehicle break-in in downtown.

Police said they didn't find Rambert at the home but found several items that were reported stolen.

Authorities say they found the following stolen items in the home: a corporate checkbook, folders, a notebook, an ID card, a real estate license, a College of Charleston ID card, a social security card, multiple health insurance cards and a wallet.

In addition, police say they also found several items directly related to vehicle break-ins in Mount Pleasant which included two purses and a checkbook.

Rambert has already been charged with seven counts of breaking into a motor vehicle, 17 counts of property crime enhancement and one count of false information to police.

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