Date: July 20, 2009
Time: 10:30 AM
Chiefland, Florida-On July 1, 2009 unknown person(s) forcibly entered the residence at 1350 NW 132 Lane. Upon entry the suspect(s) stole seven rifles, two shotguns and a gun safe valued at $ 10,300. During the time frame of this incident two independent witnesses observed a white Ford Explorer in the victim's driveway.
On July 9, 2009 Donald Bernier was arrested for shoplifting by Chiefland Police Department and he was driving a white Ford Explorer. The Levy County Sheriff's Office has since seized the Explorer and the investigation continues in this case.
Donald Bernier is the primary suspect in this armed burglary and other burglaries in Levy and surrounding Counties. The victim has offered a $ 1,000 dollar reward for the arrest and recovery of the stolen firearms.
Citizens are asked to call Detective Mark Morgan with any information concerning this case or Donald Bernier. Also you can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477 and a reward is being offered up to $ 1,000 for the arrest.