3 caught trying to retrieve repossessed car, GPD says

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 10:36 a.m.

Gainesville police arrested three people early Tuesday who they said were trying to retrieve a repossessed car from a locked parking lot.

An employee of Hyde N Seek Recovery, 1354 NW 53rd Ave., saw three people - later identified as Dalton Cassel, 18, Christopher Duval, 20, and Juanita Love, 36 - along the fence line of the closed business, according to a Gainesville Police Department report.

The witness said Cassel was acting as a lookout while Love and Duval stood near the fence. All three walked away when they saw the employee, the report stated.

Duval and Love hid in the woods as officers arrived in the area. Officer Steve Sweeting talked to Cassel, who admitted that they were going to use bolt cutters to cut the fence to retrieve Love’s repossessed vehicle.

Lt. Mike Schibuola found Duval and Love at the Kangaroo gas station at 5310 NW 13th St. where their get-away ride had just arrived, the report stated.

A pair of bolt cutters belonging to Duval was discovered along the business’ fence line next to cuts to the fence that the business owner verified were fresh.

All three were arrested on charges of attempted burglary, attempted grand theft auto, and possession of burglary tools. They were all being held Tuesday in the Alachua County jail.

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