On Saturday November, 10, 2018, deputies responded to Galeana Kia at 14483 S. Tamiami Trail. This was in reference to a past occurred burglary to a business.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that at 12:17 a.m. a Hyundai SUV drove up the ramp to the front door of the dealership. The vehicle was then used to push the two front doors open. The vehicle then left.
At 1:50 a.m., the suspect returned. He backed the vehicle up to the pushed in doors of the business and left with 4 Yeti coolers and a flat screen TV.
At 3:41 a.m. the suspect returned again with another subject. They entered the business and left with 2 more Yeti coolers and a cardboard box of Christmas lights and laser light decorations.
Central District Criminal Investigation Detectives were able to identify the suspect. He is Richard George White (DOB 1/10/66) and had recently purchased a vehicle from the same dealership.
The investigation revealed that he also stole a salesman’s wallet while purchasing the vehicle.
On Thursday November 15, 2018, after 8 hours of surveillance, detectives and the LCSO Aviation Unit located the vehicle and arrested him. White was charged with Burglary, Larceny, and Criminal Mischief.