A 16-year-old has been charged after a car burglary on August 12.

Ri’chad Snelling, of Caryville, is charged with one count of burglary and one count of theft.


Chipley Police Department (CPD) began receiving complaints on August 4 concerning subjects on home surveillance systems attempting to open vehicle doors at multiple residences. In response to those complaints, CPD increased patrols in the neighborhoods where the complaints originated.

CPD received a call from a residence on Coggin Avenue, late on the night of August 12, stating there were three male subjects wearing ski masks in the vicinity of Coggin Avenue and Fifth Street. Officers responded to the scene and found the three subjects who then fled on foot.


Officers were able to apprehend Snelling on Old Bonifay Road. A search of Snelling’s backpack found he was in possession of two I-phones and two packs of Camel cigarettes

The morning of August 13, CPD responded to a vehicle burglary on Pear Street where the victim reported they were missing an I-phone 6 and two packs of Camel cigarettes.

CPD was able to recover both the I-phone and cigarettes that were in Snelling’s possession.

Snelling has been charged with one count each of burglary and theft. He is in the custody of the  Department of Juvenile Justice.