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.