2 Tallahassee Men Arrested For Shell Station Smash and Grab

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested two Tallahassee men for committing a smash and grab burglary at the Shell Station formerly known as the Triangle Petro in Medart at 3:29 a.m. Sunday, May 15, according to Sheriff David Harvey.

Darren Solomon White, 24, and a 17-year-old male juvenile, both of Tallahassee, were arrested in connection with the case. White was charged with burglary of a structure, felony criminal mischief, falsely identifying himself to a law enforcement officer, grand theft, driving without a driver’s license and wearing a hood or mask on property of another.

Law enforcement officials were alerted to a break-in at the convenience store by an alarm system. They discovered broken glass and a concrete block at the scene. Cigarettes and a cash register were stolen along with less than $100 worth of currency.

While WCSO detectives were investigating the break-in, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper conducted a traffic stop of White at Steve Moore Road and U.S. Highway 319 in Crawfordville and discovered that White did not have a driver license and gave a false name. A search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed a backpack with cigarettes and other items that were consistent with property taken from the convenience store.

Later, the two men were interviewed and admitted their involvement in the incident. The cash register was recovered off Carter Road in Medart. Two masks were also recovered.

White remains in the Wakulla County Jail under a $38,500 bond. The juvenile was transported to juvenile detention in Tallahassee.

Damage to the Shell Station was estimated at $500 and the stolen property was valued at $552. Captain Steve Ganey, Sgt. Ronald Mitchell, Deputy Taff Stokley, Detective Mike Helms, Detective Nick Bout well Deputy Ben Steinke and CSI Allison Blackstock investigated.

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  • by Rowdy Location: St Marks on May 17, 2011 at 08:02 PM
    These thugs had best stay away from my place. We don't let their kind rule the county like they do in Tallatrashy.
  • by Natty Bumpo Location: Tally on May 17, 2011 at 07:19 PM
    The lack of understanding of the risk-reward equation seems to be a common theme of the common criminal. One would think that to risk a prison sentence, one would expect a large monetary payoff. Of course the gentleman in the pink shoulder wrap pictured above is probably not much for self reflection.
  • by Anonymous on May 17, 2011 at 06:05 PM
    listen...either post all the comments or don't bother having them at all.
  • by Who cares? on May 17, 2011 at 04:48 PM
    Who cares which agency arrested them. I glad they were caught. A job well done by both departments. I'm glad there is two more thugs off the street.
  • by ok Location: here on May 17, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    I'm just glad they were caught...now charge the juvenile as an adult and you will make me happy!
  • by len on May 17, 2011 at 02:13 PM
    Stealing ,,,you sorry thugs ...the US needs to do like some other places ,,when a person is caught stealing ,,,CUT THEIR HAND OFF ..that would stop some of this stuff here ,,,,I hate someone who steals othe rhard working people stuff ,,sorrt trash thugs.
  • by TruthBeTold on May 17, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    Alright everybody, settle down. There's no use fighting amongst ourselves. Now lets all just get back to despising David Harvey, okay?
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      by Natty Bumpo on May 17, 2011 at 07:13 PM in reply to TruthBeTold
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        by Anonymous on May 18, 2011 at 06:01 AM in reply to Natty Bumpo
        One what ??
  • by anon 5 Location: wacky world on May 17, 2011 at 01:22 PM
    Dude looks like a deer caught some headlights.... read that look "What I did now????"
  • by Medart Joe Location: Medart on May 17, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    These guys come to a place with two main roads in and out and with alot of dead end roads. Not too smart. Good job by then night shifts at WCSO and FHP!
  • by Tyree Location: Marietta, Georgia on May 17, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    It's pretty lean in "T" town, with the times in which we live..."The Great Flood, Mount Etna, the Pharoah is after-us, all-the-time, and that-thing in Tunisia, and that other-thing in Egypt. That other thing in Afghanistan, and that other place, Iraq. The other-thing that's happening in Japan, something about something-melting, and that thing that was in the news 'like a week-ago, where somebody killed somebody in Pakistan wherever in the world, that-is...Let's go down to Medart, and get some smokes, and break some glass!"
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      by Steve on May 17, 2011 at 01:39 PM in reply to Tyree
      Very well said! Tyree, you are the bomb! I could not have said it better myself.
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