Sheriff’s Office investigates vehicle burglaries on St. Joe Beach

The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday morning that deputies were in the early stages of investigating several vehicle burglaries in the 300 block of Atlantic Street and Bay Street on St. Joe Beach.

On Wednesday, a press release confirmed that eight vehicles had been stolen from. Initial reports reveal that the burglaries occurred in vehicles that were left unlocked overnight.

According to the release, stolen items include two guns, a wallet containing identification information, a cell phone and a total of $800 in cash. The guns are described as a .22 Magnum revolver and a 9mm handgun.

“If you left your car unlocked last night and live in the general area, you may want to make sure nothing was taken from you,” read the Nov. 23 release from the GCSO. “If you have a camera system, check it for us and let us know if you notice any suspicious persons on it that may help us solve these cases.”

No arrests have been made in the case at this point in time.

Those who discover their vehicle has been burglarized are encouraged to file a report with GCSO by calling 850-227-1115.

If anyone wishes to report a tip and remain anonymous, they may do so by calling Panhandle Crime Stoppers at 850-785-8477.

The Star will update this report as more information is made available.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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