Gulf County Sheriff’s Office asks for help identifying suspicious person

The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help identifying a man who was caught on video under a carport of a property in St. Joe Beach early Wednesday morning.

“The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office recieved a report this morning regarding a suspicious person in the 7000 block of Georgia Avenue on St. Joe Beach,” read a release from the sheriff’s office. 

“The complaintant discovered that an unknown white male was under their carport early this morning at approximately 12:26 a.m. Eastern Time.”

According to the release, the subject is approximately 5’6″ and medium build. He has a short receeting hairline and may be unshaven or have a thin beard.

In the surveilance video, he is wearing a light color shirt and dark shorts.

Those with any information are asked to contact the sheriff’s office. Those who wish to remain annonymous may submit a tip on the GCSO app or by calling Panhandle Crime Stoppers at 850-785-8477.

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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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