Williston Police Reports

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By The Staff

A young man walking down the street with a paintball gun was arrested for burglary by the Williston Police Department, and a day later the resident of the burglarized home was arrested for possession of stolen property.

On Dec. 3, an animal control officer notified city police about two white males carrying a paintball gun walking down Northeast First Avenue. One of the suspects, identified as Duncan R. Anderson, 18, of Northwest 160th Avenue, allegedly told officers he had taken three paintball guns from 118 N.E. First Ave.

Later that day, police executed a search warrant at the home with the purpose of locating and taking into possession any and all evidence and property pertaining to a burglary and theft that occurred at Williston Sports on Nov. 18.

According to the report, multiple items were taken, and those items were marked as property of Williston Sports. They included paintball ammunition, canisters, protective gear and boxes which once contained guns.

The resident, Christopher Evon Hinde, 25, came in to the police department the next day to talk about the search warrant, and was subsequently arrested on a charge of possession of stolen property.

Officer James Tegart and Cpl. Kevin Sheppard worked the case.

Other arrests announced by the Williston Police include:

*Todd Dean Gibson, 22, of Southwest Eighth Place, Williston, was charged with criminal mischief by Cpl. Charles Strachan. He allegedly put holes in the wall of an apartment with his fist.

*Crystal Ann Lewis, of Northeast 167th Court, Williston, was charged with possession of cocaine after being searched during a traffic stop. She was clocked doing 50 mph in a 35 mph zone by Cpl. Kevin B. Sheppard.

*Jerry L. Coffey, 18, of Southwest Fourth Street, Williston, was arrested on a Levy County warrant for kidnapping of a minor and interference of child custody.

*William V. Smith of Bowman, S.C., was charged with no valid driver's license after being stopped for going 28 mph in a 15 mph school zone.