Thursday, August 14, 2008

Career Criminal Charged in Break-In, Gun Theft

A woman who deputies say is a career criminal was arrested Wednesday on charges that she broke into a house in Immokalee, stole a gun and then sold it for cash and drugs, sheriff’s reports said.

Ada Garza Anzualda, 45, who arrest reports say is homeless, was charged with burglary, grand theft of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Arrest reports say Anzualda broke into a residence at 304 3rd St. around 10 p.m. on Aug. 6. She entered a room and stole a bag that had a gun inside, reports said. Nobody was home at the time of the break-in, reports said.

Anzualda then took the gun to South 2nd Street where she sold it to a man for $10 and five pieces of crack cocaine, reports said.

Anzualda is a documented career criminal in Collier County with arrests on felony charges including grand theft and burglary dating back to 1982, sheriff’s records show.