Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-420

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 16, 2013
    • Contact Person:
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    K-9 Team Apprehends Burglary Suspect

    Suspect caught after breaking into concession stand.
    • Sunday
    • October 13, 2013
    • Time: 10:30 PM
    • 1101 Victoria Street
    • Brandon


    Andrew Johnson-Garner
    3017 S. Parsons Ave
    Brandon, Florida


    • Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure
    • Trespass on School Grounds
    • Resist Arrest Without Violence

    K-9 Teton:


    On Sunday, October 13, 2013, just before 10:30 pm, HCSO K-9 Team Deputy Brian Davis and his K-9 partner Teton responded to a burglar alarm coming from the Brandon High School sports concession stand located at 1101 Victoria Street in Brandon.

    During the initial check of the building, it appeared secured. A further examination of the area near the building, Deputy Davis discovered a bike and backpack hidden underneath a Hillsborough County School bus.

    The Deputy Davis and his K-9 went to the far west side of the parking lot and momentarily concealed themselves. In just a short time, Andrew Johnson-Garner was spotted carrying a backpack fleeing the scene on the same bike hidden under the bus. Deputy Davis gave a verbal to stop or the K-9 would be released. Johnson-Garner voluntarily stopped and K-9 Teton was not released.  Further investigation revealed Andrew Johnson-Garner who is a 9th grade student at Brandon High School broke into the concession stand that prompted activation of the burglar alarm.

    Once taken into custody, deputies discovered Johnson-Garner's backpack contained 11 packs of M&M candy and the bicycle he was riding was stolen. Johnson-Garner later admitted to breaking into the concession stand and then hiding on an open school bus when he saw the deputy. Johnson-Garner was booked into the Hillsborough County Juvenile Assessment Center.

    Investigation continues.
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