Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Arrest warrant issued in Apalachicola Youth Center break-in

Delonta Sanders wanted for Youth Center break-in
Photo from Florida Department of Corrections Website

An arrest warrant has been issued for an Apalachicola man charged with the Jan. 9, break-in of the City of Apalachicola Youth Center located inside the former Apalachicola High School Gymnasium.

Delonta Sanders, 37, of 296 24th Ave in Apalachicola is facing charges in connection with the break-in and theft of newly purchased electronic equipment from the city's youth center between the hours of 12:00 am and 6:00 pm on Fri., Jan. 9, 2015.

The equipment still in the box had been purchased as part of the facility renovation and upgrade where Sanders and another man whose true identity is yet to be determined were both employed by a construction company hired to do work at the center and were reported to be the last workers to leave the site.

Apalachicola Police Chief Bobby Varnes assigned every officer within the Apalachicola Police Department to work the case with Officer Chase Richards responding to the initial call as lead investigator.  

The ensuing investigation resulted in sufficient probable cause to seek the arrest of Sanders charging him with burglary of a structure, grand theft in the third degree and criminal mischief.