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Crime Blotter: Puppies Stolen; Theft Strikes at Lowry Park Zoo, Chamberlain High

A driver makes it all the way to Alachua County before realizing his truck was broken into at the zoo, police say.

Feb. 2

  • The window of a locked garage was broken out on the 100 block of West Lambright Street, and a person police describe as a "known suspect" stole 10 puppies from inside. Nine of the puppies have been recovered and an arrest is forthcoming, investigators say.

Feb. 5

  • Police arrested and charged Randy Bouyer, 30, with burglary and petit theft at Chamberlain High School. Officers on the ground and in a Tampa Police Department helicopter responded to the scene after a security alarm was activated in the school's cafeteria. With the help of K9 units, a perimeter was established and Bouyer was taken into custoday. Police say they found Bouyer's burglary tools (screwdriver and hammer) at the scene, along with school property he was attempting to steal. Bouyer, who has 15 arrests on record in Hillsborough County, remains in jail on $4,250 bond.
  • A white 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was broken into at , 1101 W Sligh Ave. Police say someone punched out the driver's door lock with a screwdriver and stole a Ruger .380-caliber pistol and Gateway 2000 laptop computer. The driver did not notice the theft until he arrived home in Alachua County, according to investigators. The vehicle was processed by the Alachua County Sheriff's Office, according to police.
  • Someone entered an unlocked window on a residence on the 1700 block of East Diana Street. Jewelry valued at $2,900 was then stolen. No fingerprints were recovered, according to investigators.

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