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Two More Suspects Arrested In String Of Wakulla County Vehicle Burglaries

Wakulla County Sheriff's Office

Wakulla County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two more people they say are involved in a recent string of car burglaries. A third was apprehended earlier this month. Spokesman Keith Blackmar says one 18-year-old and two 19-year-olds were caught after using a stolen credit card at businesses with surveillance cameras.

“Information through our investigation led us to the two that we arrested in the last couple of days. We feel like this will help us clear about 17 different vehicle burglary cases. Ultimately, some surveillance video and also running into one of the suspects, broken down on the side of the road is how we made the connection,” said Blackmar.

The three teens—Aaron Swain, Daniel Faircloth, and Riley Waters—face multiple charges, including burglary, larceny, and illegal use of a credit card.  Blackmar says in many of the vehicle burglaries, most car doors were unlocked. That prompted Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel to launch a community discussion last week urging people to lock their doors and take all valuables out their cars.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.