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Man arrested in possession of stolen fishing poles and the contents of multiple wallets

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Deandre Napolian Waters, 27, was arrested early this morning on charges of burglary to unoccupied vehicles, theft, and illegal use of credit cards.

At about 2:45 a.m. last night, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office deputies saw Waters walking in the 4400 block of East University Avenue. He was known to the deputies, who arrested him on an outstanding warrant that had been issued for a sworn complaint that a wallet had been stolen from an unlocked vehicle on November 21, 2021, and the cards had been used to make several purchases. Using video from the stores where the purchases were made, Waters was identified as the suspect in that case.

Waters was searched after the arrest, and he was carrying two wallets, a number of credit cards, and four fishing poles that belonged to other people. The first victim said he had last seen his wallet in the center console of his car the night before. The second victim said he had last seen his wallet in the console of his vehicle and that the fishing poles had been in his carport. Waters had several credit, debit, and identification cards in his pockets that the victims said had been in their wallets.

Post Miranda, Waters said he had found both wallets on the ground and that the fishing poles were his grandfather’s. Waters is being held on $40,000 bail in the case with the warrant; bail has not been set in the other cases.

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. 

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