Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-282 (16-272)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 22, 2016
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    Crime Stoppers Tip Nets Arrest

    Second suspect arrested in residential burglary in which firearms were taken.
    • Thursday
    • June 16, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Riverview, Florida


    Stephen Gladu was arrested on June 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm at 6010 Highland Avenue North. A warrant had been issued for his arrest.


    Stephen Gladu
    DOB: 10/27/1987
    Seffner, Florida

    Charges: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Controlled Substance, Armed Burglary of a Dwelling, Grand Theft Firearm (4 Counts), Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Dealing in Stolen Property

    Arrested on June 17, 2016:

    Ryan Carlton Williams
    DOB 10-13-80
    11507 U.S. Highway 92 East

    Charges: Grand Theft Firearm (2 counts)
    Dealing in Stolen Property

    Previous News Release:

    On June 13, 2016, a burglary was committed in the Riverview community in which 4 firearms were taken from a residence. Deputies responded and initiated an investigation. While detectives were investigating the case, investigators received information from Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay which provided the whereabouts of the suspects involved in the gun theft and some of the firearms. Deputies responded and were able to recover two (2) of the stolen firearms (Marlin .22 and a Remington 300 Win Mag) and arrest one of the suspects involved, Ryan Williams. The investigation continued and resulted in the identification of Stephen Gladu as the second suspect, who now has an active warrant for felony charges.

    This case is another example of the team work of law enforcement with the assistance from the citizens of Hillsborough County helping in solving a case.
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