SANTA ROSA BEACH — Four men were arrested in connection to a slew of car burglaries after two of them apparently parked in the wrong place.

According to a press release from the Walton County Sheriff's Office, deputies patrolling the Watersound North community early Wednesday came across a white Toyota Tundra parked in a construction area. One of the deputies blocked the truck with his patrol car and then climbed onto a bicycle to check nearby trails.

The truck previously had been identified by several agencies as being involved in a string of burglaries in Bay and Walton counties.

Within minutes deputies spotted another truck that had pulled up to pick up two men coming out of the woods. Four people were taken into custody.

“We knew we would catch these guys eventually,” Sheriff Michael Adkinson said. “They are responsible for dozens of burglaries and thefts spanning over a year.”

Two of the four men admitted to several burglaries, including incidents in Cypress Breeze, Seabreeze, and Watersound North areas of Walton County. They even confessed to the 2017 burglaries in Seacrest where thousands of dollars of fishing equipment was stolen along with multiple YETI coolers.

Ryan Nichols, 18, of Port St. Joe, and Jackson Taylor, 21, of Panama City Beach, were arrested and charged with loitering and prowling.

Austin Bell, 21, and Steven Robinson, 19, both of Panama City Beach, were arrested on a slew of charges. Robinson racked up 97 charges, including more than 38 residential and vehicle burglary charges, 24 counts of dealing in stolen property, 17 counts of grand theft, theft of a fire arm, grand theft auto and more. Bell was charged with 27 counts of residential and vehicle burglaries, 16 counts of dealing in stolen property, 12 counts of grand theft, grand theft auto and more.

The Bay and Gulf County sheriff’s offices and the Panama City Beach Police Department developed additional information and recovered some stolen property, the Walton County Sheriff's Office press release said.

Bell and Robinson are expected to face charges in Panama City Beach and Bay and Gulf Counties.

“These men openly admitted they didn’t touch cars that were locked — even if there was something they wanted,” Adkinson said. “If we keeping getting the word out we can hopefully stop these criminals from taking advantage of our residents and visitors.”