ECSO Seeks Suspect In String Of Beulah Car Burglaries

February 27, 2021

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in several car burglaries Friday morning in Beulah.

The unlocked vehicles were burglarized in the 9400 block of Lutoo Lane, just south of Nine Mile Road at the Beulah Fire Station. A black 2017 Hyundai Sonata with Florida tag NGWU37 was also stolen.

The ECSO has identified the suspect as Chance Gardner. Gardner also has outstanding warrants for grand theft and vehicle burglaries.

Anyone with information on Gardner’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP or the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620.


13 Responses to “ECSO Seeks Suspect In String Of Beulah Car Burglaries”

  1. DK on February 28th, 2021 3:09 pm

    Jitterbugs at it again it’s a never ending cycle.

  2. J on February 28th, 2021 1:44 pm

    Wow, folks they have electronics that will unlock all cars. But, go ahead and assume the owner left the car unlocked. Get insurance companies to raise the fees for unlocked cars. Then pay the hike fee when a thief unlocks your car using a radio wave.

  3. Mic Hall on February 28th, 2021 9:33 am

    I am surprised that insurance companies don’t use “unlocked” as an excuse NOT to pay anything on a theft and cancel your insurance policy. They use every other excuse they can find not to pay on any claim I have ever made.

    I bet that if those of you don’t lock your cars were put into “high risk” by insurance companies you would start locking them up.

    Ask anyone in law enforcement if locking cars would help them.

  4. Steph on February 28th, 2021 6:28 am

    You shouldn’t have to lock your car or house. Whats mine is mine. This mentality that it’s the owners fault because they left their property unlocked is what’s wrong with this country. Harsher penalties would be a better deterrence. At 5 years old we’re taught stealing is wrong.

  5. me on February 28th, 2021 12:14 am

    @Deborah Daugherty – Did you read the article?

    Your comment: best photo, etc. Someone is sure recognize you.

    From the article:

    “The ECSO has identified the suspect as Chance Gardner.”

  6. Seriously on February 27th, 2021 11:43 pm

    Are you guys on here seriously blaming the owners because a thief opened the car doors and blatantly stole property that wasn’t his??? So if I’m driving past your house pretty much anything thing that isn’t under lock and key is free game? Get out of here! It’s simple.. if it isn’t yours don’t take it! That’s like blaming the cake company because your fat and couldn’t stop eating

  7. paul on February 27th, 2021 7:52 pm

    There are those that know where he is, there are those that are harboring him. Turn yourself in, If you cared about your family and friends you would man up and take responsibility for your actions . Only then will you be viewed as someone deserving of a second chance

  8. William L on February 27th, 2021 4:28 pm

    Locking up your car is all good, but how about not being a thief!!! I have no sympathy for a thief, for any reason, to many places that will provide food, clothing and other necessities of life. If you want luxury, get a job!!!

  9. Howie on February 27th, 2021 4:21 pm

    The unlocked vehicles were burglarized: key word “unlocked”.

    You are grown people, and no reason not to lock your vehicle.

    You probably don’t lock your front door and leave your side door to your garage open.

    Takes a small amount of common sense to possibly prevent some of the burglaries.

    Great suspect photo – I’ll be looking for you so I can call Crimestoppers and get my reward.

  10. David on February 27th, 2021 2:51 pm

    @ bob c

    The same when you got caught speeding …you make our insurance go up..running redlights…not coming to a complete stop….driving while whining…..

  11. bob c on February 27th, 2021 12:06 pm

    “The unlocked vehicles were burglarized… ”
    That one sentence says it ALL
    Y’all need to start locking your vehicles, houses, apartments, etc UP
    End result is your failure to secure YOUR Property makes MY Vehicle and Homeowner Insurance GO UP.

  12. Deborah Daugherty on February 27th, 2021 10:54 am

    You might as well turn yourself photo ever of a criminal I’ve ever seen.Someone is sure to recognize you.And guit doing this stupid crap before it leads to more serious crime..

  13. Mic Hall on February 27th, 2021 7:53 am

    LOCK YOUR CAR! Yes even in your own driveway.

    If you want to keep your stuff don’t leave it out where it can bee seen and lock it up. Most of the time that alone is enough.

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