Bradenton police looking for information about recovered safe

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on July 3, 2014 

Bradenton police are looking for more information about this safe, which was found in the garage of a man arrested and charged with violating his program. Investigators said they suspect the safe had been pried open and emptied of its contents. Bradenton Police Department photo

BRADENTON -- Investigators are looking for more information about a safe found in the garage of a home where a man was arrested on a charge of violating probation and parole, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

Officers on June 25 responded to the 4100 block of 42nd Street West and arrested Zach R. Lechner, according to a news release.

"Officers located a black 'Sentry' safe in the garage that had several pry marks on it. The safe appeared to have been recently tampered with, due to the considerable damage on the front," the release states.

Lechner,25, gave police "multiple inconsistent statements" about how the safe ended up in his garage and who it belonged to, police said.

Police said the safe is a black Sentry Model MS0100.

Lechner was released from the Manatee County jail, after posting a $5,000 bond on the probation violation charge.

Anyone with information about the safe can call Detective Nasario Camacho Jr. at 941-932-9300, ext. 312, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-tip through www.manateecrimestoppers.com

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