Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office deputies recovered many items linked to recent car burglaries in the Holley By the Sea area on Monday morning at 4 a.m. after receiving reports of a suspicious individual. When units responded to the call, deputies noticed a suspicious white vehicle at the Tom Thumb located at Hwy 98 and Coral Street.
As the deputy approached the vehicle, the vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed and was pulled over for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as Nathan Gifford, 20, of Sandstone Drive in HBTS and his passenger, Michaela Read, 22, of Seagrape Dr. in HBTS. The two suspects admitted to the vehicle burglaries to which the deputies were responding. The stolen items the deputies recovered were shown to the victims and they were able to identify their property. Other stolen items were recovered from the vehicle. Both suspects were transported to the Santa Rosa County Jail, where they were booked and charged with burglary and pettit theft.
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Not all of the items recovered have been claimed by their rightful owners. If you see an item that is yours, please contact the Santa Rosa County District 2 Office (8597 High School Blvd. Navarre, FL 32566) at 850-981-2250.
Please browse through photos to see recovered items. Caution: You can claim the marijuana and the pipe - but Deputy Rich Aloy says you won't get it back.