Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-300 (17-282)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 24, 2017
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    Suspect In Church Burglary Arrested

    She gained entry to the church by breaking a door window with a brick.
    • Sunday
    • July 23, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Bell Shoals Baptist Church
    • 2102 Bell Shoals Road
    • Brandon, Florida


    Deputies identified and arrested Brielle Gaskins in connection with the burglary at Bell Shoals Baptist Church.


    Brielle Gaskins
    DOB: 1/17/1996


    • Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling
    • Petit Theft ($100 or less)
    • Criminal Mischief to Place of Worship


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a church burglary that occurred on June 25, 2017 at the Bell Shoals Baptist Church located at 2102 Bell Shoals Road in Brandon.

    An unidentified female gained entry to the church by breaking a door window with a brick. Once inside, the female rummaged through several classrooms and removed miscellaneous items. One of the stolen items was a black tote bag. The bag has “The Bryan Family” written in silver Sharpie along the handle. The remainder of the stolen items are unknown at this time. The female spent approximately 15 minutes inside the church before departing through the entry point.

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