Traffic Stop Results in Stolen Metals, Tools, and Electronics Recovery

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

Tallahassee, Florida - August 22, 2011

Tallahassee Police Sergeant Hinson recognized a passenger in a car as wanted person Travis Jones. He was also able to confirm the registered owner of the vehicle had a suspended drivers license. Sergeant Hinson initiated a traffic stop at approximately 10:25 a.m. Sunday August 21, 2011. He then observed a glass container on the
floorboard of the vehicle with what appeared to be marijuana inside.

The subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of several power tools with the name of a local construction company written on them.

Sergeant Hinson requested the assistance of an investigator from the TPD Property Crimes Unit. Investigator Scott Anguulo responded and identified the tools as belonging to a local construction company. The tools in the car were just some of the items stolen from a construction site Friday, August 19th.

Investigator Angulo obtained a search warrant for Jones’ residence, which resulted in the recovery of approximately 800lbs of copper wire, several televisions and video game systems, power tools, burglary tools, and several musical instruments.

As the investigation continued, the two passengers in Jones’ vehicle were also linked to the property identified by Investigator Angulo.

All 3 were placed under arrest and transported to the Leon County Jail. This investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are pending.

“This collaborative effort between our patrol officers and investigators will not only solve these crimes, but result in the return of property to the rightful owners. We remain committed to safeguarding our community and will continue to actively pursue those who engage in criminal activity,” said Chief Dennis Jones.


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  • by Jedi on Aug 23, 2011 at 08:39 AM
    It won't be long before the cop bashers and liberal morons on here have this place where cops can't even stop cars. Tallahassee is the San Francisco of the east and is going to be run by thugs and idiots
  • by jfkbskjdfb Location: Tallahassee on Aug 22, 2011 at 08:31 PM
    I just want to say that these people may not have good heads on their shoulders, but yes they do have good hearts. If you don't know them keep your opinions of them to yourselves. All 3 of them came from great families so don't dare say their parents are to blame, they're all GROWN therefore all their wrong-doings are on THEMSELVES.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 at 06:48 AM in reply to jfkbskjdfb
      Country thugs!
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Aug 22, 2011 at 07:34 PM
    That's a big fat 10-4! Don't let the man keep you down, you hoodrat you're just like me! Thanx.
  • by HairChinFingerWaggingBiddie on Aug 22, 2011 at 02:00 PM
    Who raised these thugs? Did their parents know where they were? They should arrest the parents for letting these hoodlums run loose like that! Why isn't that young lady in church, or at home washin dishes on a Sunday morning! Of course, look at what race they are, why I guess you'd expect that from a bunch of... err.... Uh,oh my... They're white!!?? Well, then they must be a bunch of Obama votin, liberal socialist Government workers tryin to steal my tax dollars! Why, I can't stop wagging my finger to shave the hair off my toothless old chin! Too fat to get up anyway so, wag, wag, wag you bunch of no good Obama liberals!
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      by wow on Aug 22, 2011 at 04:04 PM in reply to HairChinFingerWaggingBiddie
      really. that just left my speechless.
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        by woooow on Aug 22, 2011 at 08:33 PM in reply to wow
        hahaha, what world are you living in?!
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      by RC on Aug 22, 2011 at 06:24 PM in reply to HairChinFingerWaggingBiddie
      Another Tallahassee genius. What president took off his three piece suit to fight for you or your tax dollars. O that's right George Washington. Until we get another one the gov doesn't care about you or your mesley tax money until you don't pay.You are an idiot. Stay away from me because its catchy. Just like these three idiots.
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      by samoht on Aug 23, 2011 at 03:56 AM in reply to HairChinFingerWaggingBiddie
      so much to say to this comment, but it's prolly just easier to say that your an idiot! I just hope we're not drinking the same water!
  • by david Location: tally on Aug 22, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    TRASH, TRASH, TRASH, TRASH
  • by anon on Aug 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM
    What this young lady did was wrong. Does that wrong warrant her kids being placed in foster care? Absolutely not! Does she deserve time in jail? Not necessarily. If there were no previous instances of child neglect or any other charges against her, why not have her go through a parenting class and have a social worker come and check in with the family for 3 months or so. We have all done some really stupid things (maybe not to this magnitude)that without grace and mercy we probably would be facing the same persecution and public humiliation that she is currently going through. To automatically jump to the worst possible conclusion about this lady is not right, especially with no previous history. I hope that it was just a dumb mistake and that she and her family can move past this. I can't believe people want to throw her in jail and toss away the key without regard to her past or how it would impact her children.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 22, 2011 at 03:13 PM in reply to anon
      It is just as ridiculous to assume she is a fit mother as it is not to. Let them investigate before you assume either way.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 22, 2011 at 03:53 PM in reply to anon
      oh heck no.. she can't have her kids taken away from her? where were her kids when she was out driving around with a load of stolen goods and with 2 thugs? those kids didn't mean too much to her when she got in the car with these guys. the mistake would be to allow her to raise her kids in the company of her friends. I can't believe you DON'T want her thrown in jail. what if they were committing armed robbery and your house was the target? you want her saved from her mistake then?
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        by s on Aug 22, 2011 at 08:34 PM in reply to
        SHE DOESN'T HAVE KIDS, KNOW BEFORE YOU SPEAK OR IN THIS CASE, TYPE!!!
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          by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 at 06:52 AM in reply to s
          Hope she never have kids!
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        by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 at 06:52 AM in reply to
        Don't you mean 3 thugs driving around.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 at 06:51 AM in reply to anon
      Yes foster care for her kids, Getto thug. Yes she deserve jail time. Once a getto thug always a getto thug.
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      by DTH on Aug 23, 2011 at 02:34 PM in reply to anon
      Your saying that if she has Kids, she should be let off? That is one of the dumbest things I have heard today. If she Has Kids, she should have been thinking of them before doing any Crimes. She should be Punished just like the others. They are all Trash.
  • by RC Location: Tallahassee on Aug 22, 2011 at 12:22 PM
    Jail won't stop Thieves. They will live to steal again.
  • by Not Surprised on Aug 22, 2011 at 11:36 AM
    Great job TPD! Just more HWY 20 trash (no, not everyone on HWY 20 is trash...don't take it like that) receiving punishment that was deserved. Slowly but surely improving the area :) The rest of the world goes to work everyday to make a living, do the same! I can't stand a thief.
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      by RC on Aug 22, 2011 at 12:18 PM in reply to Not Surprised
      Does that included the Killearn trash that knocked down mailboxes on Lord Murphy Trail today? I don't think the thugs in woodville drove out for that.
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        by Bobby on Aug 22, 2011 at 12:45 PM in reply to RC
        Day before school starts. Hmmm. I wonder who did that?
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        by Not Surprised on Aug 22, 2011 at 12:55 PM in reply to RC
        Knocking down mailboxes is a little different then stealing thousands of dollars worth of copper wire and tools, but yes, same goes for the punks in Killearn that are knocking down mailboxes. And I didn't mention Woodville. A thief is a thief, and eventually they get what they deserve.
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          by RC on Aug 22, 2011 at 06:31 PM in reply to Not Surprised
          You think so. Its not your mailbox. But if it was you would have to pay to get it fixed even if it only twenty or thirty dollars. They stole it from you. Get my drift. 20 or 30 to you or is like twenty or thirty thousand to the government but they still want there money. Point is doesn't matter how much its that " A thief is a thief" point blank.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 at 06:53 AM in reply to RC
        Killearn has thugs also!
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      by Ft.BradenRes on Aug 23, 2011 at 03:52 AM in reply to Not Surprised
      Damaging a mailbox is a federal offense no matter the cost of the box. Another way to improve Hwy 20 is if ignorant, judgmental people like you move out.
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        by Not Surprised on Aug 23, 2011 at 05:35 AM in reply to Ft.BradenRes
        Actually I've known all three of these people for a very long time. And fortunately, I do not live on 20 anymore for this exact reason! I grew up there, my family grew up there, my parents and grandparents grew up there. The social status and reputation has done nothing but decline over the years because of incidents like this. Its sad, and I do not like that facts anymore than someone who still lives out there. I have nothing against 20 AT ALL! Just against thieves and criminals. I have a job, I go to work full time, I go to school full time to further my education and make a decent HONEST living for myself. These kids should do the same. @ RC: Yes I wasn't disagreeing with you at all. A thief is a thief whether its $20 or $20,000. And I hate to hear about your mailbox btw and what punk little kids did. That aggravating.
  • by white man on Aug 22, 2011 at 11:29 AM
    3 sory white thugs ,,,pure trash ,,,,hang them ...
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      by Anonymous on Aug 22, 2011 at 12:37 PM in reply to white man
      Absolutely, them and all the black thugs in jail with them.
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        by Tina on Aug 22, 2011 at 04:16 PM in reply to
        You are so wrong white thugs are in jail to and three of them when Sunday morning.
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        by RC on Aug 22, 2011 at 06:34 PM in reply to
        And white MR Bernie Madoff. Is that you? You mad your in jail with them. Your a thief too just haven't been caught. You probably steal from the poor to give to the rich.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 at 06:55 AM in reply to
        Don't forget the thugs in the other races. Because it's not a race thing but a character flaw!
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      by blake on Aug 22, 2011 at 03:26 PM in reply to white man
      First and foremost savannah is not a thug she just graduated from cosmatology school and she is doing everything in her power to succeed. Unfortunately she got caught up with the wrong type of people. She is taking the consiquences of the actions that she has chosen and she will pay for her mistakes but for anyone to come here and say things out of pure ignorance with no true knowledge of what truly happend you are pathetic and need to find something to do because you obvioulsy have way to much time on your hands. Savannah is a good person that make a mistake just like anyone else. Signed Her Brother
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        by Tina on Aug 22, 2011 at 04:14 PM in reply to blake
        Just because Savannah graduated from cosmatology school don't mean she is not a THUG. She is a THUG from the other side.
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        by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2011 at 06:56 AM in reply to blake
        She needs to work on not being a thug!
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      by Tina on Aug 22, 2011 at 04:17 PM in reply to white man
      They don't need to be hung maybe they have learned from this.
  • by FSU on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:55 AM
    well ALOT of copper was stolen from a construction site right in front of my work!! at fsu
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