Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-199

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 6, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Beer Thief’s Truck Gets Stuck On Railroad Tracks

    Two men arrested for stealing beer.
    • Wednesday
    • June 6, 2012
    • Time: 12:27 AM
    • J.J. Taylor Distributing
    • 5102 16th Avenue S
    • Tampa, Florida


    Timothy Becker
    DOB: 9/30/1964
    2124 78th St S
    Tampa, FL


    • Petit Theft
    • Trespassing
    • Burglary of an Occupied Structure


    Edward Carpenter, Jr.
    DOB: 3/11/1992
    1507 Julian Lane Drive
    Tampa, FL


    • Petit Theft
    • Trespassing
    • Burglary of an Occupied Structure
    • Grand Theft - 2 Counts (VOP)
    • Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure (VOP)


    J.J. Taylor Distributing
    5102 16th Ave S
    Tampa, FL


    On June 6, 2012 at approximately 12:05 a.m. at 5102 16th Avenue South in Tampa, deputies responded to a burglary in progress. Two suspects, Edward Carpenter and Timothy Becker intentionally crawled under a fence and while on the property stole approximately 29 cans of beer from a warehouse dock. Becker was located on the dock and arrested. Carpenter was apprehended after his truck became stuck on the CSX railroad tracks. Approximately $80.00 worth of Crispin Natural Hard Apple Cider was recovered.
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