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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