Tallahassee Street Experiences Crime Wave

By: Andy Alcock
By: Andy Alcock

A street in northeast Tallahassee is experiencing its own crime wave.

Tallahassee Police tell us they're working 8 active cases on that one dead end road rougly two blocks long.

They include a stolen S-U-V and multiple burglaries.

Linda Shivar had an unexpected surprise recently.

On the morning of December 7th, her husband had a disturbing message.

"Linda you're here, your car is not. and I go oh no, so I immediately got up and looked and saw yes my car is gone," said Shivar.

Linda is not alone.

Her dead end street called Ryan Place has had more drama than Peyton Place.

Her next door neighbor Billie Blair's grandson had his pick up truck stolen clear across town.

Police found it with stolen items on the cul-de-sac on Ryan Place.

"I did understand there were several wrapped Christmas presents in the truck and there were several guns with ammunition," said Blair.

Linda is currently driving this insurance rental car.

Police did find her stolen SUV with a smashed rear window.

She says her dog's ashes, two music stands, a cross and clothing donations for the poor are all gone.

She says her SUV was found with a taser and stolen items including a purse, a lap top computer and a black case.

"The good news is that it's at a place now being repaired," Linda said. "So I can pick it up and get rid of this rental," she said.

"It's very uncomfortable, I'm an elderly woman I live alone, two story place, but I do have a security system," said Blair.

"We are exchanging phone numbers," said Linda. "We're doing like our own little watch on each other and that's a blessing in itself because I think neighbors should do that," she said.

Reporter: "What should happen to these guys if they catch them?
Blair: "I think they ought to throw the book at them, I really do, they have caused a lot of upheaval."

Neighbors tell us police have increased their patrols on Ryan Place.

Linda Shivar tells us she unintentionally may have helped the thieves who stole her SUV by leaving her spare set of keys inside.

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