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Burglary charge leads to second arrest in 17 days for Gainesville man

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Adrian Vincent Hernandez, 23, was arrested yesterday and charged with burglary and theft for breaking into an apartment to retrieve items belonging to him, as well as one item belonging to the resident. He was also arrested on September 18 and charged with driving without a valid license and fleeing after allegedly driving down SW 34th Street with sparks flying from a wheel with a missing tire. He is also facing a petit theft charge for stealing clothes from Walmart in August.

The burglary victim told a Gainesville Police Department (GPD) Officer that sometime yesterday morning, Hernandez smashed a rear sliding glass door and entered his apartment, taking 2 fishing poles and a tackle box belong to Hernandez and a Bluetooth speaker belonging to the victim. The victim and Hernandez are former roommates.

The officer made contact with Hernandez at his current address and reportedly saw the stolen property behind the residence. Post Miranda, Hernandez reportedly admitted entering the apartment and taking the items.

On September 18, a GPD officer reportedly saw a car on SW 34th Street near University Avenue that was missing a tire, resulting in sparks and occasional flames from the bare metal striking the pavement. The officer reported that the driver, Hernandez, was driving erratically and swerving and presented a danger to other vehicles and pedestrians. Hernandez allegedly ignored the officer’s attempt to initiate a traffic stop and ran a red light before pulling into a parking lot. After being detained in a patrol car, Hernandez allegedly kicked and hit the inside of the car. He also allegedly had a suspended driver’s license. He was released on his own recognizance in that case with a requirement for day reporting.

There is also a sworn complaint filed against Hernandez that accuses him of taking clothes from the Butler Plaza Walmart on August 1.

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Hernandez has a Brevard County criminal history between 2017 and 2022 and a 2019 criminal history in Texas. He has lived in Alachua County for about 3 months. He is being held on $30,000 bail in the burglary case.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • This is a product of Biden. That guy needs to be deported. Even if he was born in the Un-United States.

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