Two Teens Arrested For Wakulla County Vehicle Burglaries

By: WCSO Release; Mike Springer Email
By: WCSO Release; Mike Springer Email

Crawfordville, Florida - June 13, 2012 - 4:40pm

A rash of car break-ins has two Wakulla teens in trouble with the law.

"The students are out of school, with maybe some more time on their hands and this is any easy way to pickup some stuff in unlocked vehicles," says Keith Blackmar of the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office.

That's exactly what Wakulla County Deputies say 18-year-old Cody Guinn and his 17-year-old accomplice did. Over the course of just two days, deputies say the teens burglarized more than half a dozen cars in Songbird and Wakulla Gardens subdivisions.

Deputies say the two teens hit at least seven cars in the area, stealing everything from wallets to knifes to even a hunting bow.

"People will leave computers, purses, wallets, firearms, you name it, inside these vehicles. And if they're unlocked the individuals who are gonna steal them, aren't going to have to break in," says Blackmar.

Deputies nabbed the teens through a tip from a neighbor. Both are facing burglary and grand theft charges. Guinn remains behind bars at the Wakulla County Jail. He is being held on $87,000 bond.

The 17-year-old has been released into the custody of his parents.
Crawfordville, Florida - June 13, 2012 - 11:40am -

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office has made two arrests in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries reported over the past weekend.

Cody Eugene Guinn, 18, of Crawfiordville and a 17-year-old Crawfordville juvenile have been arrested on multiple counts of grand theft, burglary of a conveyance and petit theft in connection with at least seven vehicle burglaries reported in the Wakulla Gardens area and Songbird subdivision in Crawfordville from June 8 to June 10.

WCSO detectives received confidential information that Guinn and a male juvenile were involved in the burglaries. Guinn and the juvenile were interviewed and admitted their involvement. They led the detectives to much of the stolen property. Property from several of the burglaries has been recovered and is being returned to the owners.

Guinn and the juvenile were arrested and transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. The juvenile was released to a parent.

Sheriff Crum stressed the importance of locking your vehicle while you are away from it and making sure all valuables are removed from the vehicle. Some of the stolen items that have been recovered include: wallets, personal possessions, firearms, a compound bow, knives, CDs, sunglasses and a GPS unit.

The case investigation continues.

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  • by Dudley Location: wakaulla on Jun 16, 2012 at 07:48 PM
    who are yall to call someone local trash. there is not a lot for them to do here and when they dont have things to do they are going to do bad things and when the parents are at work they are 17 and 18 what are you going to need a babysitter wow i dont think so and yes the cops can do more then what they are i give you this
  • by irma Location: wakulkla on Jun 15, 2012 at 10:36 AM
    its not local trash just kids with nothing to do in this county......
  • by Bolillo Location: Wakulla Gardens on Jun 14, 2012 at 06:50 AM
    I can only assume that the street walkers in Wakulla Gardens think "flipping" is worth dying for. "If you're found here at night, you'll be found here in the morning." SYG, yes I will. Another part of this problem is that the WCSD cannot foresee nor plan for any of this, summer after summer, and will not increase patrols in these same hit areas year after year after year. In order to sleep @ night, parents send their kids out on the street, then nobody else gets to sleep. Trailer trash at it's best. I could write a book. If you wanna find a sheriff's deputy after dark, just drive down 319 in C'ville. They'll be the ones parked along the highway; chasing tail.
  • by JJ on Jun 14, 2012 at 03:53 AM
    The WCSO is right you better lock your vehicle down in that place. It breeds crooks of all kinds.
  • by Yankee on Jun 13, 2012 at 09:31 PM
    More local trash
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