Published: Jan 20, 2011 6:24 PM EST
Updated: Jan 20, 2011 3:24 PM EST

CHARLOTTE  COUNTY- Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man who was knocking on doors to see if anyone was home, then burglarizing them. Arrested was Adam Joseph Jackson, 29, 207 Northview St.

CCSO received a call Wednesday morning about a burglary in progress at 946 Kennwood Terrace. The owner said she heard a knock on her front window, slouched down in an attempt to hide. She gave a description to deputies of a white male, slim to medium build with tattoos on his arms. She said she also found her rear lanai door screen had been cut.

A neighbor told deputies she saw the man walk to the rear of 938 Kennwood Ter, and then came back and knocked on the front door. The neighbor called the owner of that home and asked if she was expecting anyone; the other woman said she was not. The neighbor said she confronted the man and asked what he was doing and he said he was soliciting work; he then left the area. The neighbor gave deputies a very detailed description that included the black gloves he was wearing.

The suspect’s description was broadcast, and another deputy located a purple Ford Ranger parked at 963 Mensh Terrace nearby; the man inside matched the description. He ran the tag and it came back to Jackson who was passed out in the front seat. The deputy observed a pair of black gloves on the seat, a syringe in the cup holder, and five Oxycodone pills. Witnesses came by and positively identified Jackson as the man they saw at their homes. Jackson was taken to the Charlotte County Jail and charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools, Possession of Oxycodone and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His pickup was seized for forfeiture.

Jackson is a convicted felon and remains in jail on no bond; this is his 20th booking. If you have information about illegal drug activity, please call the CCSO Narcotics Unit at 941-575-2157, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).