CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a 16-year-old boy again, this time for knowingly purchasing three stolen GPS units. The three stolen item were taken from three unlocked vehicles (carhopping) Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 in the 200 block of Caddy Road in Rotonda. The juvenile from Rotonda was charged with three felony counts of Dealing in Stolen Property.
On Mar. 1, the 16-year-old boy was arrested for Burglary and Resisting an Officer in connection with a Feb. 29 burglary to RJR Convenience Store, located at 3725 South Access Road in Englewood East. He and two 15-year-old boys were also charged with that burglary. All three were arrested and released to their parents.
During that store burglary investigation, detectives learned that the boy reportedly bought the GPS units, knowing they were stolen. All three GPS units were recovered and returned to their owners.
The juvenile was taken to the Charlotte County Jail and booked, then transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice center in Ft. Myers where he’ll remain for 21-days.
If anyone has information about these three carhopping cases, please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).