Published: Jun 23, 2011 6:44 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 23, 2011 7:04 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Corey Straughn, 19, of Sarasota, in connection with multiple residential burglaries.

Detectives arrested Straughn Wednesday during the execution of a search warrant at his home. At that time detectives recovered hundreds of stolen items, including weapons, electronics, cell phones and jewelry.

Straughn’s criminal history began when he was 11 years old, and now has a dozen arrests and multiple felony convictions for armed burglary, firing weapons, larceny and fraud. He has never served prison time.

Straughn is being charged in two cases and faces four counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, one count of Dealing in Stolen Property, one count of Burglary and one count of Grand Theft. The investigation is ongoing and charges will be added as detectives connect recovered property to additional cases.

Detectives also have active warrants for another suspect in these crimes, 18-year-old Brian Palasz, who is wanted for four counts of Dealing in Stolen Property and four counts of False Ownership of Pawned Items.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Criminal Investigations at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be provided online at or via text message by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637).