2013-02-13 by: Deputy Paula J. Priester
|San Mateo, FL; Detective Chris Gay with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau was investigating several theft and burglary complaints of honey jars from the produce stand located at 303 East State Road 100.
The investigation revealed that the suspect, identified as Ruben Josey had taken multiple jars of honey from the produce stand without paying for them. After approximately $1400.00 worth of honey was taken, the owner of the produce stand installed surveillance cameras.
Detective Chris Gay stated “The surveillance cameras were the key to positively identifying Ruben Josey and his vehicle”.
After obtaining a search warrant for Josey’s residence, detectives located several items which were used in the crime and items which belonged to the victim.
R. Josey was arrested and charged with Burglary and Grand Theft. J. Ruben was given a bond of $10,008.00. Detective Chris Gay stated “There are four different cases involving R. Josey and additional charges are forthcoming”.