LCSO: Five Arrested for Vehicle Burglaries Near Killearn Lakes

By: LCSO Press Release, Jerry Askin Email
By: LCSO Press Release, Jerry Askin Email

UPDATE 02-01-2011 at 6:45pm by Jerry Askin

Angel Stanford says she never expected to hear about a burglary in her peaceful neighborhood.

Leon County Sheriff Deputies say just after midnight Monday, five people were arrested for breaking into cars in the McBride Estate Neighborhood off Bannerman Road.

Stanford says, "It's really disheartening, you really need to just put your car in the garage and even then you just don't know."

Deputies arrived in the neighborhood Monday night after they got a call from a resident about a group of people looking into vehicles. Deputies say the three men and two juveniles stole jewelry, stereo equipment, money and i.d. cards from several vehicles in the subdivision.

Sgt. Brice Google from the Leon County Sheriff's Office says, "What this is called is car shopping. People will go around during the late hours of the night and pull on doorhandles just to see if any of the doors are unlocked and these are the ones that they usually target."

Stanford says she has lived in McBride Estates for more than 15 years and always thought her community was safe. Now she says she'll be taking more precautions.

"Now that I know what's going on, I will always pull my car in the garage and close the garage door immediately, that's the main thing."

Three of the suspects were released this Tuesday afternoon on bond, two still remain at the Leon County Jail as of 3pm.

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Just after midnight on January 31, 2011 the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of McBride Estates off of Bannerman Road when a citizen noticed a group of people looking in parked
vehicles. Deputies responded to the area and located Gregory Ringheisen, 20, Cameron Porter, 18, and two juveniles, Marcus Paul and Landon Durrance hiding in their vehicle.

Deputies established contact with the four and soon discovered stolen jewelry, stereo equipment, money and identification cards in the vehicle. Property Crimes Detectives responded and continued
the investigation. They also contacted a fifth suspect, Morgan Griffin, 18, and arrested him as part of the series of vehicle burglaries. Detectives stated that the investigation is ongoing and additional
charges are likely.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office reminds you to lock your vehicle and remove valuables from it. By locking vehicles and removing things such as phones, computers, IPods, wallets, purses and
identification cards you are helping to deter thefts and maintaining the security of your personal identification information.

For more information about personal safety or to request a security survey, contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Prevention and Resource Unit at (850) 922-3323.

Full release with pictures is attached above. Picture of the five attached above.


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  • by Denzel Location: Los Angeles on May 17, 2012 at 08:09 AM
    I Lived in Killearn Lakes when i was 11..i went to deer Lake middle.. i was str8 from Los angeles and was involved in Gangs b4 moving to florida.. lol it was all white folks and deer in the area.. i got into alot of fights at deer lake simply because i had a bad temper..first time i was around white people..but my best friend was white..but i moved after 1 year back to los angeles it was an experience...the house i stayed in was haunted i would see appirtions of a rope hanging..
  • by Jared on Mar 16, 2012 at 08:53 AM
    you people are so stupid. i laugh at all of you. get a life. this is over with. it happened and nothing is going to change it. get over it. you stupid drama kids that are too scared to put your real names. for all the people talkin all this S*** i pray it happens to your rotten spoiled kids.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2011 at 03:55 PM
    What is the story on the punishment of these criminals?
  • by Anonymous Location: FL on Mar 11, 2011 at 01:41 PM
    Since when is some teen responsible for another teen's actions? Maybe the teen(s) who did NOT actually take anything from these people didn't know what to do because they hadn't been in this situation before. Maybe they were simply in the car because that was their ride home and wasn't sure where they were. Don't point fingers and call anyone a criminal until you know the whole facts. God forbid one of your teens is in the wrong place at the wrong time and made to pay for others actions just by being there.
  • by To Cambell Hilton on Feb 23, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    You have problems.They're just wreckless teens.They dont deserve to be thrown into that pychos cell.
  • by Campbell Hilton Location: Leon County Jail on Feb 16, 2011 at 07:34 PM
    Maybe we'll put the 5 in Hilton's cell
  • by Anonymous on Feb 13, 2011 at 05:51 AM
    When do these punks go to court?
  • by Shelli Location: Right Here on Feb 8, 2011 at 07:40 PM
    Hey Yall!!!!!!! I would bet all of you posting comments here are perfect..... NOT!!! Well I am and don't miss a beat when it comes to stupid idiots that have nothing better to do than talk about others. Looks like your daddy didn't love you. Jealous huh?? Ya! Well get over it and some of you need to look in the mirror.
  • by Turkey Sandwich on Feb 7, 2011 at 01:44 PM
    "yo"-at least I'm not a srawny little wimp/thief like Landon and these other little thugs. You probably took offense becuase you are also a pencil neck little punk just like them. But continue to defend robbers, how dare someone say something bad about a CRIMINAL THAT ROBS INNOCENT PEOPLE. Do you mind if I say something bad about Ted Bundy too, or do you only defend criminals you are friends with?
  • by yo Location: tally on Feb 7, 2011 at 01:10 PM
    To the turkey sandwich poster, I'll bet you look good enough to the next "The batchelor". Shut up and find something to do with yourself, maybe look in the mirror.
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