HERNANDO COUNTY, FL. – A Weeki Wachee man has been arrested after paying teenagers to steal construction materials from a home that is under construction.
On Saturday at 4:21 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Eskimo Curlew Road in Weeki Wachee in reference to two suspicious individuals on the property.
A witness observed two males, who appeared to be juveniles, remove two boxes from inside the residence, which is currently under construction. The suspects put the boxes in a yellow ATV and drove away.
Deputies were able to locate the two suspects at another home on Eskimo Curley Road.
The two teens were positively identified by the witness. While deputies were on scene, another individual exited the residence carrying two boxes.
That individual was identified as Adam Fisher, 37, and deputies say he appeared intoxicated and told investigators deputies that the teens knew he was building a structure in his yard and needed tiles.
Deputies confiscated the tiles as evidence. During questioning, the teens told investigators they were asked by Fisher to steal the property. Fisher would then pay the teens upon delivery of the stolen property.
The teens were released at the scene as the victim declined to press charges.
On Monday, Fisher contacted the Sheriff’s Office regarding additional stolen items he located at his residence and wanted to return to the owner(s).
Detectives obtained a search warrant for Fisher’s residence. Upon execution of the search warrant, detectives located numerous stolen items in addition to 473.4 grams of marijuana.
The detectives were able to identify and tie the stolen items recovered to other construction burglaries recently committed in the area.
Fisher was arrested on charges of Burglary of a Structure (two counts), Grand Theft (two counts), Dealing in Stolen Property (warrant), Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (warrant), Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Fisher was transported to the Hernando County Detention Center where he was initially held on a $23,000 bond.
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