PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested two adults and two juveniles, all from Port Charlotte, in connection with a home burglary last Friday morning in Port Charlotte.
A woman who returned home around 3:00 a.m. saw a Ford SUV by her home on Conway Boulevard and recognized two of the four occupants. She did not want a confrontation, so she left the area and called CCSO.
When deputies arrived, they saw the SUV and began following; they observed items being thrown from the vehicle and made a traffic stop on New York Avenue. Two people fled on foot as the vehicle stopped.
Driver of the SUV was a 16-year-old female from Port Charlotte; her passenger was Rachel Catherine Carvalho, 20, of 21488 Kenelm Street.
Road deputies located several small electronic items, four packs of cigarettes, and keys in a black bag thrown from the SUV. The owner of the stolen items identified the items as being stolen from her home.
Detectives learned the identity of those who fled as a 17-year-old female and Jeffrey Thomas Moxley, 18, both of the Kenelm Street address. Moxley was arrested a short time later.
Concerning the 17-year-old, CCSO received a call from a fast food business at 4695 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte at 3:49 p.m. Friday from employees saying a woman and a man were in the women’s handicapped bathroom and possible drug activity was going on. Deputies arrived and located the juvenile and another man; they were taken outside and told to sit on the curb.
Deputies noticed the 17-year-old moving around a lot and discovered a bag of pills and a syringe in bushed behind her. In the restroom, they located a syringe in a trash can.
The man with her was released.
Moxley was charged with Burglary, Grand Theft and Resisting an Officer; this is his 15th booking and he remains in the Charlotte County Jail on no bond. Carvalho was charged with Burglary and Grand Theft; she was released after posting a $7,500 bond. This is her 8th booking.
The 16-year-old was charged with Burglary, Grand Theft, Possession of Opiates, Possession of Narcotics Paraphernaliz, Fleeing to Elude a Police Officer, and No Valid Driver’s License; her 2nd booking.
The 17-year-old was charged with Burglary, Grand Theft, Battery, Resisting an Officer, Probation Violation, Possession of Methadone, Diazapam/Valium, and Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia. This is her 14th booking.
The juvenile females were both taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Ft. Myers for 21-days detention.