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Man charged with repeatedly stealing items from Haven Hospice Attic

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – William Nicholas Irmen, Jr., 57, was arrested early this morning and charged with five different instances of stealing items from Haven Hospice Attic.

Gainesville Police Department officers responded to Haven Hospice Attic just after midnight last night in response to a burglary in progress. Officers reportedly found Irmen on the property, inside the gate, which was closed and locked; Irmen had allegedly climbed over the fence and was searching through items in a storage area when officers made contact with him.

Post Miranda, Irmen reportedly admitted breaking into the business to steal items and then pawn them. He reportedly said he had broken into the same location earlier in the day and had stolen a Wii gaming console and some video games, then pawned them for $40.

A representative of the business responded to the scene and reportedly told officers that Irmen has been breaking into the business since March 2022 and that the business had installed a 10-foot fence with barbed wire at the top, security cameras, and lights in an effort to stop him; the business reportedly spent about $40,000 in an attempt to secure their premises. The business provided officers with security camera footage that reportedly showed Irmen breaking into, entering, and stealing items from the business when it was closed.

Irmen is currently facing third-degree felony charges of burglary to an unoccupied structure in five different cases. He has a criminal history in four different states and a misdemeanor conviction in Alachua County. He remains in the Alachua County Jail; bail information is unavailable on weekends.

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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. 

  • It’s like robbing sick/dying people since that’s who they help. He’s a real class act.

  • No doubt he’s in town for all the bum freebies, good job city commission, way to be good stewards of my tax dollars!

  • He’s been doing it longer than March. I live in adjacent hood and our crimewatch has been aware and complaining about him a couple years. It’s a shame HH had to invest in so much security to get enough evidence to make GPD act.
    But how long before he’s back out? Please send him to a prison far away, so he doesn’t come back.

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