[UPDATE] Abandoned Vehicle on Cap. Circle NE Leads to Arrests

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

[UPDATE] 6-29

The Florida Highway Patrol releases details about 3 arrests that caused traffic at Capital Circle NE and Miccosukee Road to slow to a crawl.

On June 28, 2011, at about 6:43 AM, Sergeant Paul Teslo observed an abandoned vehicle blocking Capital Circle NE and Miccosukee Road. Sgt. Teslo got out of his vehicle to check the vehicle. Sgt Teslo observed two individuals standing near the CVS Pharmacy Store located at 1805 Capital Circle Northeast, watching him intently.

Sgt Teslo asked one of the individuals whether he was the owner of the vehicle. The subject replied, yes and, Sgt Teslo asked him to walk to his location. Sgt Teslo observed drug paraphernalia on the subject, and a subsequent search of the individual revealed numerous retail items, taken from the CVS Pharmacy, stuffed in his pants. Further investigation revealed two additional individuals with retail items hidden on their person.

Sgt. Teslo with the assistance of Trooper Eric Bohin, was able to take the following individuals into custody for retail theft (felony):

1. Timothy Harris, a 49 year old male from Avondale Est, Georgia.

2. Shawnon Robinson, a 46 year old male address unknown.

3. Bertha Harris, a 45 year old female from Avondale Est, Georgia.

Timothy Harris and Bertha Harris were also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Bertha Harris was also charged with Violation of Probation.

Sgt. Teslo and Trooper Bohin were later able to determine that prior to shoplifting from the CVS Pharmacy the three individuals had committed a retail theft at the Circle K located on Monroe
Street and Sharer Road.

The stolen items recovered in this case totaled approximately $1000.00.


[UPDATE] 6-28 8:25am -

FHP reports that the area is clear as of 8:25am, but drivers should expect delays as the normal traffic flow resumes.


Tallahassee, Florida - June 28, 2011 -

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a disabled vehicle in the road was blocking traffic at Capital Circle NE (SR-261) and Miccosukee Road. FHP arrived at the scene at 6:43AM.

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  • by RH Location: Tallahassee on Jun 29, 2011 at 07:04 PM
    Parking your car on the road and going into a CVS drug store to steal things and having drug paraphenalia on them. Sounds like Meth heads to me. Probably stealing Pseuphedrine so they could cook some more.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 06:46 PM
    Ok, so let me get this straight. Three people drove all the way from GA in the early morning hours to shoplift from the Circle K, then drive down Capital Circle, park their car in the middle of the road and all three of them walk into the CVS across the street, shoplift, then walk outside to find cops looking in their car's windows? So they just stand there, at 7am, watching cops looking at their car. How does this make sense to anyone? People should not have to post comments like this to get an accurate description of the story.
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      by Anon on Jun 30, 2011 at 07:08 AM in reply to
      The car wasn't in the middle of the road.
  • by Gredddd dang on Jun 29, 2011 at 04:21 PM
    Man...... gettin put on the news for shoplifting.... I hope i don't get put on the news for jaywalking....
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      by Anon on Jun 30, 2011 at 07:07 AM in reply to Gredddd dang
      I think it was the amount that they shoplifted that they were put on here. 1000.00 worth of shampoo and deodorant is a lot of shoplifting.
  • by cynthia green Location: florida on Jun 29, 2011 at 03:03 PM
    can you read, it said Bertha was a female
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 01:37 PM
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:54 PM
    a man named Bertha haha lol
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      by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 02:35 PM in reply to
      Read more closely.
  • by xinee on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:27 PM
    To Tally Allie so now you assume that the reason these people are stealing is because there on welfare. Even though the random drug testing hasn't even been but in place yet. Also I worked at Walmart for 8 years and most of the people caught for shop lefting were the working people. So before you assume at least know what you're talking about!!!
  • by Unknown on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:14 PM
    These people came all the way form GA to committ a crime in Tallahassee, how sick they are and to top it off, the car breaks down in front of CVS.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:44 AM
    Was the third person still sitting in the car when the cop pulled up and the two others were across the street?
  • by Tally Allie Location: Tallahassee on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:14 AM
    This leads to why I agree in random drug testing for welfare recipients. 9 times out of 10 they were unemployed collecting some form of government benefits.
    • reply
      by anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 01:29 PM in reply to Tally Allie
      I totally agree with Tally Allie.
    • reply
      by JUSTATINGTHEOBVIOUS on Jun 29, 2011 at 01:38 PM in reply to Tally Allie
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