Man stole cellphone, cash from vehicles, police say


Published: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:12 p.m.

A Gainesville man was arrested Saturday after police said he burglarized two cars after trying to enter around 30 other vehicles.

When Gainesville Police arrested him, Adam Goldstein, 19, had a cellphone and $3 that police say he stole from a vehicle.

Police said Goldstein, listed on the police report as a Santa Fe College student, took the items from two unlocked cars at 1400 SW 10th Terrace near P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.

Goldstein told police that he tried to enter about 30 cars throughout the night, according to the report.

GPD received a call that a white male with dark clothing and a beanie hat was walking around the Frederick Gardens Apartments pulling on car door handles.

When police arrived, Goldstein was seen walking in between multiple cars. Police heard Goldstein pull on car door handles and a car door open and close.

Five minutes later, Goldstein was seen inside of a red SUV. Goldstein took $3 from the center console area and quietly closed the driver’s side door, the report states.

Police found a Samsung cellphone, $3 and a pair of scissors on Goldstein. He told police that he took the cellphone from a blue Chevy Impala. He said he stole the items to support his marijuana habit, the report states.

Goldstein was arrested on two counts of burglary and petit theft.

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