GPD: Man steals faucets to fund crack habit


Published: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 10:34 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 1, 2010 at 10:34 a.m.

A man carrying a crack pipe, two new stainless steel faucet sets and many new DVDs reportedly told Gainesville police he stole the faucets and DVDs to support his crack habit.

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Cleveland Jamison

ALACHUA COUNTY JAIL

Cleveland Jamison, 36, was given a notice to appear in court on a possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Jay Dixon said charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property are pending further investigation.

Dixon began talking to Jamison around 7:15 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Southwest 5th Street after stopping him and a woman with him for a bicycle violation. After Jamison voluntarily turned over the crack pipe, he reportedly told Dixon that he stole the faucets and DVDs from the three Wal-Mart stores in Gainesville over the last week and was planning to sell them on the streets to pay for his crack habit.

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