Published: Oct 07, 2010 4:33 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 07, 2010 1:33 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Curtis Dwayne Butler III, 18, Punta Gorda, after his fingerprints matched and tying him into the burglary of two unlocked vehicles March 9, 2009.

The year and a half old case was solved when CCSO Crime Scene matched Butler’s fingerprints taken from a stolen and recovered i-Pod. Two unlocked vehicles were entered at 22432 Olean Blvd., and 22457 Olean Blvd. in Port Charlotte. A bottle of Hydroxycut, wallet, wedding ring, fishing knife, i-Pod and $10 in change were stolen. A K9 bloodhound followed the suspects track and located two backpacks with stolen items. The track continued on the other side of the canal where muddy footprints were found in the carport of a home on Perkin Terrace. Butler lived in the area where a rash of these burglaries occurred.

Detectives notified Butler Wednesday at the Charlotte County Jail of the new charges of Burglary to an Unoccupied Vehicle, Armed Burglary to an Unoccupied Vehicle, Grand Theft and Petit Theft. Butler has been arrested three times this year; July 16, Aug. 6 and Sep. 1 in relation to various burglaries and grand theft charges. He remains in jail on an additional $31,000 bond.