Wakulla County Sheriff's Office to Solve 26 Burglary Cases

By: Jerry Askin Email
By: Jerry Askin Email

A burglary arrest in Wakulla County, helps the Sheriff's Office solve more than 20 other cases. .. And they say they're still not finished.

Resident Fred McClendon is now more alert after hearing about recent burglaries in his neighborhood. He says, "So many crimes are done by so little people, it's amazing."

Wakulla county sheriff deputies arrested 18-year old Ryan Andrew Kimberl and two 17-year old juveniles who deputies say burglarized several homes, properties, and vehicles in Wakulla County. The investigation helped the sheriff's office solve 26 other burglaries in the county.

Wakulla County Sheriff David Harvey says, "We've recovered about $2,000 worth of stolen items at this point..we think we're gonna get a lot more of it back."

Authorities later served a search warrant at the home of a 17-year old juvenile in an attempt to solve more burglary cases. These two cases led to 47 arrest warrants being issued against the four suspects.

In light of these recent arrest, the Wakulla County sheriff's is now putting extra attention to Highways 267 and 363, all to reduce crime in the area.

Sheriff Harvey says, "I don't think it has anything to do with the reflection of our county, more than it is that's the way crime usually happens, you usually have a very small number of people committing the crime."

And as for Fred McClendon, he says, "It gives you a nice easy feeling that the neighborhood is safer."

Detectives are still investigating other cases and additional arrests are possible. Stay tuned to WCTV for the latest on the investigations.

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  • by anon Location: wakulla on Feb 9, 2011 at 04:21 PM
    This is what happens when you kick 17 year old boys out of school and they get to much time on there hands,"and there mother is at work"and there is no jobs . Who can we blame, maybe' David Miller or David Harvey or both , yep some one has failed.And at the two year mark it an't looking to good; 26 homes damaged, and three 17 year old juveniles kids with records.
  • by take note other town cops. GET TO WORK. Location: a city in florida. on Feb 9, 2011 at 01:55 PM
    a cut in pay dont slow them boys down. them good ole boys will work for freeeeeeeeeeee.
  • by Susie Location: Wakulla on Feb 9, 2011 at 01:24 PM
    Too bad WCSO does not investigate their own! Chack out the new FBI hotline.
  • by Wakulla Gardens on Feb 9, 2011 at 07:42 AM
    My house was broken into twice in Wakulla Gardens... in broad daylight. Lighting won't solve the problem. Too bad WCSO can't find out who stole my stuff.
  • by Pete Zahut on Feb 9, 2011 at 07:39 AM
    Yo - "me in Wakulla" - all "lights" do is give criminals and little snots light to see your stuff and steal it. Many thanks to our LEOs for catching these punks - now let's see the courts stick them in prison for a good long time - where they can learn from other "experts" (that .. hmmm ... are also doing time ... ). All part of a great cycle that is fueled by a lack of education and a lack of good parenting.
  • by Bolillo Location: Wakulla on Feb 9, 2011 at 06:54 AM
    R.Mcinnis - the jail time (or not) will be dependent upon their last name(s). Sometimes, charges get dropped. That's how a sheriff has more power than a judge. Not just Wakulla, in every county in every state.
  • by me Location: wakulla on Feb 9, 2011 at 03:50 AM
    If you had a shed broken into 4 times, did you put some lights up in the yard? That's the problem with Wakulla Gardens, there is NO light at all!
  • by Kathy Location: Crawfordville on Feb 9, 2011 at 03:02 AM
    I still love my little town. Looks like the teenagers don't have better things to do. Kudos to WCSO!! Get all the thugs off the streets.
  • by Jl Location: Well House on Feb 9, 2011 at 02:44 AM
    Glad the kids rollled over on this. Stealing, drugs,drunks and poaching seem to be the order of the day down there. I was so happy when I looked in my rear view mirror and saw the sign Welcome to Wakulla County for the last time.
  • by reg mcinnis Location: west tn on Feb 8, 2011 at 04:36 PM
    i have a lot in wakulla gardens with a shed on it and it is fence in . i been broken in to 4 times in 4 years i live in tenneessee and i am very mad and i am very glad the sheriffs dep has got a few of these kids and i pray that they get some time in jail..i have lost over $4000. in of my things
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