News Release: Quincy Police Department
The Quincy Police Department investigated a noticeable larger number of burglaries during the months of November and December of last year. This period is typically marked by higher reports of thefts and burglaries due to the vast amount of holiday shopping by consumers.
On November 29, 2013 the QPD responded to a burglary of a local dentist’s office in Quincy. Several credit cards were taken during this crime. Several days later police discovered the suspect had used the credit cards at businesses in Quincy and Tallahassee. Police were able to obtain surveillance evidence of the suspect using the credit cards at several of the businesses.
On January 14, 2014 QPD investigated a burglary which had occurred to a local school in Quincy. Police were able to locate and obtain video evidence of this crime as well. Using witnesses and police QPD was able to identify the suspect in both of these crimes as Mr. Antonio Richardson of Quincy.
Once Richardson was taken into custody Quincy Police began to link other persons to him and determine that their activities also had a Tallahassee, FL connection. By working with law enforcement in Tallahassee (TPD) QPD was able to determine that an acquaintance of Richardson had been pawning property in Tallahassee which had been taken during burglaries in Quincy during the holiday season. QPD Investigators were able to provide information on Mr. Jaron Snell of Quincy to TPD so that TPD could obtain arrest warrants on Mr. Snell for felony property crimes as well.
The Quincy Police Department does believe that these individuals were involved in numerous crimes during this time period and that others were assisting them. This investigation is still on-going and other arrests are possible.
Antonio Richardson, DOB: 8-19-86, of 427 S. Stewart Street Quincy
Charges: Burglary, Grand Theft, Dealing In Stolen Property, Battery, Possess Marijuana, Possess Hallucinogens
NOTE: Richardson was released last year from the Florida Dept. of Corrections after serving a 5 year prison sentence for Burglary related crimes.
Jaron P. Snell, DOB: 5-1-90, OF 50010 Federal Court Rd. Quincy
Charges: Dealing in Stolen Property (2cts), Provide False Information to a Pawn Broker (2cts)
Both men are in the custody of the Gadsden County Jail where their photos can be obtained.