ENGLEWOOD EAST, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested two teen boys for burglarizing an Englewood East home and doing $3,000 in damages. A 13-year-old and 14-year-old, both of Englewood East, were arrested for the crime.
CCSO received a call April 21 from a resident in the 9000 block of Prospect Avenue saying while he was away between April 2-21, vandals ransacked and trashed his home. Saw blades were thrown into walls and several holes were made in walls throughout the home; a boat motor and fishing equipment from the garage was found in the master bedroom; a safe was removed from a closet and was found in the room with damages; a marble counter was broken; the master bathroom toilet was shattered; all screens in the lanai were cut and the furniture thrown around.
Vandals obtained a key from the house and opened a rear shed and removed two windsurfing boards and two kayaks. Both windsurfing boards were found, one in the yard the other tied up at the canal dock behind the home along with a kayak. Another kayak was not located.
Crime Scene Technicians were able to obtain finger and palm prints in the home that were matched to the 13-year-old from a previous arrest. Detectives went to his home and took him into custody Monday.
The two boys were taken to the Charlotte County Jail and both were charged with Burglary to a Dwelling Causing Damages Over $1,000. Both boys were then taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Fort Myers where they will spend 21-day.