PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives solved a burglary case that occurred Feb. 9 in Port Charlotte. Blood found at crime scene matched that of a man already in the Charlotte County Jail.
Deputies responded to a home in the 300 block of Dorchester Street when the victim reported someone broke windows to gain entry into his attached garage; stolen was a $250 aluminum ladder and a car speaker valued at $100. Blood was found on the broken glass and cement floor. CCSO Forensics processed the samples and forwarded to FDLE. On June 12, FDLE advised the blood samples matched that of Christopher John Fernandez, 24, of 16267 Orrick Avenue in Port Charlotte.
Detectives located Fernandez at the jail where he’s been held since Mar. 1 on unrelated charges of Auto Theft, Burglary to Conveyance (2), Resisting an Officer, Loitering or Prowling and Petit Theft. When confronted with the blood evidence, Fernandez refused to talk to detectives and requested an attorney.
Fernandez, a convicted felon with 14 bookings, was charged with Burglary and Grand Theft. He remains in jail on no bond.