CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Harbour Heights man this morning shortly after he stole copper from an air conditioning system in and outside at home under construction for Habitat for Humanity.
A construction foreman called CCSO at 7:39 a.m. this morning concerning the burglary and theft at 2349 Sulstone Dr, Harbour Heights. This is the fourth time this Habitat home has been burglarized or vandalized during its construction. Some blood evidence was found on the outside of the home.
A road deputy stopped a vehicle a short time later with an expired tag and noticed copper items in the vehicle. The driver was Ronald Stephen Denman, 39, of 27156 Citrus Ave., Harbour Heights, who lives near the construction site.
Denman was charged with Burglary, Grand Theft, Trespassing on a Construction Site, and Criminal Mischief. He was transported to the Charlotte County Jail where he is being processed. This is his eighth arrest and is a convicted felon. Detectives said the burglaries and thefts are still under investigation and more charges may be filed.