PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Deep Creek man Thursday morning for pawning stolen jewelry taken from home burglaries around the county. Jordan Simon Johnson, 22, of 25945 Aysen Drive, was charged with six felony counts.
CCSO received a call Aug. 25 from a woman at 1466 Aken Street in Port Charlotte, reporting $1,539 in necklaces, bracelets and chains were stolen from her home. When she returned home, she saw entry was gained through a rear bedroom window that was smashed by a brick.
On Aug. 31, CCSO got a call from a man at 1374 Aken Street reporting someone broke into his home through a dining room window that was smashed with a brick. Stolen were $2,150 in rings and chains.
Detectives searched the computer Pawn Finder system and several stolen jewelry items matched recent home burglaries and thefts in Charlotte County. Detectives obtained the pawn documents from 2-The Nines, located at 3806 Tamiami Trail, that matched several jewelry items stolen from 1466 Aken Street. Johnson’s photo ID and his thumb print were on the transaction document that he obtained $193 for the jewelry he sold. Detectives also found several pieces of jewelry from 1374 Aken Street that Johnson sold to Cash for Gold, located at 2465 Tamiami Trail, on Sep. 1 and Sep. 4. Again, his photo ID and thumb print were on the transactions that he received $105 and $65 respectively. The stolen jewelry was positively identified by the victims.
Detectives located Johnson and transported him to the District Office in Port Charlotte for questioning. He was arrested on three counts of Dealing in Stolen Property, and three counts of False Pawn Information. This is Johnson’s fourth booking; he remains in jail on $37,500 bond. Detectives are continuing their investigation into the home jewelry burglary cases and no other details are being released at this time.
If anyone has information about these home jewelry burglaries that involved Johnson and others, please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).