Career Criminal Arrested After Office Supply Store Burglary

By: Bryan Anderson Email
By: Bryan Anderson Email

Marianna- April 13, 2012 -

From drugs to robberies, career criminal Lazaro Frias' was back behind bars Wednesday.

The Marianna Police Department said officers caught him burglarizing the ABS Office Supply Store off Lafayette Street early that morning.

Investigators said the man broke into the store through the back where an old A-C unit used to be, then using a hammer and some other tools, officers said they caught him breaking into the safe.

"I couldn't believe it. The police are out here all the time," said store owner Anne Yasaitis.

Investigators said they think Frias could also be tied to at least six other crimes in the area all within the past two weeks. But Police Chief Hayes Baggett said his criminal record stems back much further.

"His arrests stem back to 1989," said Baggett.

Since then Frias, who has family in Jackson County, has been in and out of jail more than twenty times.

"I think this individual does have a severe drug addiction problem," said Baggett.

Baggett said he hopes this time, Frias will spend more time off the street and behind bars.

"It's a substantial arrest for the community, the business owners," said Baggett.

A judge ordered Frias held without bond Thursday until his next court appearance. That date has not yet been set.


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  • by Mike Location: Miami on Apr 16, 2012 at 09:36 PM
    U know one of the reason u people talk down about him or other people in situations like this because u don't have any understanding about the drug problems people have or how the we're raised or been through. This ant about black or a Hispanic thing,Half of the white people up thier are on drugs or trying to be like the black and Hispanic people. Thier are alot of people saying negative things about lazaro yes he is wrong for what he did but don't talk down on him, how bout if it was one of your family members in this same situation, u would want him to get help, not thrown in jail for some many years. He's in trouble for stealing to support his drug problem, not killing thier is a difference. Half of u talking bad about him u wouldn't have what it takes to say it to his face. I bet u that.....
  • by Sonnie Location: Marianna on Apr 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM
    Shay appears to be an example why there is still a race devide in our country. He/She seems to think that all Black people are thugs. I am a 78 year old Black man that have never commited a crime or been arrested. The majority of the Black men in this town are of a similar character Yet Shay would call us thugs. How racist can you get? Only God can help him/her.
  • by jojo on Apr 13, 2012 at 09:43 AM
    Was it necessary for the officers to use a hammer and other tools to catch him breaking into the safe?
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:35 AM in reply to jojo
      Why would you want to take away tools that the officers need to catch criminals?
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012 at 04:48 AM in reply to jojo
      Learn to read it says that the criminal was using a hammer and other tools to break into the safe.
  • by tony Location: talla on Apr 13, 2012 at 09:39 AM
    one less rick scott voter for noveber.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 10:48 AM in reply to tony
      So you know him?
  • by Wilhem Location: Tallahassee on Apr 13, 2012 at 08:06 AM
    Wow, one comment for the career criminal. Does it bother you? Is it because he is not a so-called "black" person? So, "black" people aren't the only ones who commit crimes huh?
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      by shay on Apr 13, 2012 at 09:42 PM in reply to Wilhem
      you may want to look at the picture a little closer...he is what we white people call a light skinned african american..so yeah he is a so-called "black" person..just another thug
  • by joseph on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:51 AM
    He ain't did nuffin.
  • by dog Location: gone on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:27 AM
    Judges there is plenty of Prison space , USE IT on CAREER CRIMINALS.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 07:45 AM in reply to dog
      I don't disagree with you, but are we treating a symptom without curing the disease? Couldn't we actually save money by court ordered rehab with the threat of real(long) prison time if the rehab doesn't work(real rehab plus probation)? I know it may bee too late for this guy, but what if he went through rehab 20 years ago?
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        by Curing the disease on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM in reply to
        Firing Squad. There is the appropriate cure to the disease.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 05:32 PM in reply to
        Rehab only works if the person truly wants to change.They will all claim they want to if it will get them a lesser sentence but then they only go through the motions and end up back where they started.
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      by Sonnie on Apr 14, 2012 at 11:16 AM in reply to dog
      You appear to be one of the reasons there is race devide in this town. To characrerize all Black people as thugs is very ignorant. Must of us have no criminal record, yet you classify all blacks as thugs. You appear to have a serious racist attitude. God help you!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 06:58 AM
    Get the man some help. he needs to detox then spend a long time separated from the general pulic. a long long time.
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