PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man Monday who broke into a home thinking no one was there; the owner was inside and called CCSO. When deputies arrived the man was quietly sitting in a lanai chair and was arrested. Christopher Edward Boegli, 24, of 550 Reading Street, was charged with Burglary and Grand Theft .
The owner called at 1:40 p.m. to respond to his home in the 3000 block of Pinetree Street in Port Charlotte. He said a man knocked on his front door and when he did not answer he saw the man go to the back of his home and enter his lanai. The man peeked into the home then tried to open the locked sliding doors. The owner gave CCSO a complete description and said the burglar picked up several extension cords, put them inside a bucket on the lanai, and sat down.
The caller said when he heard deputy’s sirens approaching; the man did not move. Deputies located Boegli still sitting in the chair on the lanai with the bucket of extension cords and a CD inside valued at $125. Boegli was transported to a detective’s office and questioned about the burglary. He said he checked to see if anyone was home and thought no one was in the house. He said he was struggling financially when he saw the extension cords and thought about selling them for the copper wire scrap.
Detectives arrested Boegli and he was transported to the Charlotte County Jail where he remains on $45,000 bond. Boegli has a prior conviction for burglary, and, he is currently out on bond for retail theft that occurred Oct. 24 at the Murdock Wal-Mart.