Ponte Vedra family returns from vacation to burglarized home


A burglarized home is the last thing anyone wishes or expects to return to after a relaxing vacation, but for one Ponte Vedra family, that was the case Saturday, July 14.

According to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, Irina Pacilio and her family left for vacation Wednesday, July 11, only to return three days later to find their home, located in the Florentine community off U.S. 1, ransacked and their black, 2005 Chevrolet Silverado missing from the driveway.

In addition to the truck, other items reported stolen included three laptops, two Microsoft Xbox consoles, Beats by Dre headphones, five iPhones, two iPads, a cell phone charger, one set of speakers, a Gucci suit case, Gucci sandals, four flat screen TVs, a Monster gaming headset, five pairs of True Religion jeans, two designer purses and assorted jewelry. A spare set of keys to the stolen truck was also reported missing.

According to the incident reports, the burglars appeared to have broken in through a window, leaving behind a few fingerprints and a blood sample, which deputies collected from the scene. 

Although a person of interest has been identified, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that no arrests have been made in relation to this incident. Those who may have helpful information are encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at (904) 824-8304.