LCPD car burglary investigation leads to arrest

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A Lake City car burglary investigation led to an arrest on Monday.

According to a Lake City Police Department (LCPD) release, 38-year-old Timothy Ray Warren of Lake City was arrested for stealing items out of 10 vehicles at a car dealership in November.

The incident occurred on Nov. 3 when LCPD officers responded to Rountree Moore Ford at 2588 W. US Hwy 90 to the report of 10 vehicles being burglarized.

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Timothy Ray Warren
Courtesy of Lake City Police Department Timothy Ray Warren

Officers met with an employee who reported 10 customers’ vehicles parked in the service area had items stolen. Each victim was asked to conduct and inventory of their vehicle.

Video footage and still photos of the suspect were placed on the LCPD social media page asking for help in identifying the suspect. Officers received multiple tips and identified Warren as the alleged burglar.

On Monday, LCPD investigators found Warren and interviewed him regarding the Nov. 3 incident.

Warren was arrested and transported to the Columbia County Detention Center after the interview. At the time of his arrest, Warren was also found to have cocaine on him.  

Warren was charged with burglary, grand theft of a firearm, grand theft and possession of cocaine.

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