Alert neighbor reports burglary; GPD arrests suspect

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 7:11 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 7:11 a.m.

Gainesville police made a burglary arrest after an alert neighbor spotted a man taking a television from an apartment.

Chad William Brownlee, 35, was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and with theft, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

Lt. Jorge Campos said the burglary occurred at Sun Island apartments at 999 SW 16th Ave. A witness saw a man taking a television set from an adjacent apartment and called police.

Officers cordoned off the area and spotted Brownlee, who was identified by the witness, Campos said. Several stolen items were found in the area.

GPD has recently launched a new initiative to get the public to report crime or suspicious activity.

- Cindy Swirko

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