Cantonment Man Charged With Multiple Burglaries

January 29, 2016

A Cantonment man has been charged in connection with burglaries from Cantonment to Beulah.

Jon Edward Berry, 29, remained in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $15,000.

Berry was charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property for allegedly stealing aluminum machinery components and industrial steel paper components from a business on Stone Boulevard in Cantonment. He then allegedly sold thousands of pounds of the components as scrap, receiving over $2,500 from two recycling businesses.

A search warrant was executed last week at Berry’s residence on Cottage Hill Road in reference to multiple burglaries that occurred on Huntington Creek Circle in Beulah.  A boat and trailer stolen from Vantage Road was located the property, according to  the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Barry was charged with grand theft for the boat and trailer valued at $20,000.

Berry was also charged with an additional count of grand theft after the search warrant turned up a whirlpool bathtub valued at $3,000 and light fixtures worth $2,500. The items were allegedly stolen from a home under construction on Huntington Creek Circle in Beulah.


5 Responses to “Cantonment Man Charged With Multiple Burglaries”

  1. BG on January 29th, 2016 8:44 pm

    I think his bond needs to be more. He stole $28,000 worth of stuff, his bond
    should be at least that……………COME ON NOW……Think about it !!!!!!!!!

  2. ignorant on January 29th, 2016 11:13 am

    Maybe someone can shed a little light here. The story says he sold these components as scrap. To me, it begs the question whether the scrap companies paid him and then called the police, filed reports with the police, or just said nothing because they have no legal basis to report some young dude selling perfectly good components as scrap.

  3. MM on January 29th, 2016 8:13 am

    What is wrong with these young guys? Your 20s are your best years to work and learn and build respect.

  4. john on January 29th, 2016 6:15 am

    Sounds like he wanted to live the ‘good life’ without earning it.

  5. M in Bratt on January 29th, 2016 5:43 am

    Looks like he was working harder at stealing than he would have had to at a job.