PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives solved four recent home burglaries in Port Charlotte. Jason Arthur Chachere and Andrew James Schramm were arrested.
On Oct. 5, a home was ransacked and items stolen at 1194 Guild Street; two homes were burglarized on Nov. 2, one at 2048 Doria Street, the other at 20559 Albury Drive. The fourth home was broken into on Nov. 4at 985 Great Falls Terrace.
At the Guild Street home, computer equipment, multiple pieces of jewelry, a jewelry box with Japanese artwork and cash were stolen; value was $1,686. On Doria Street, a neighbor witnessed a white male with a black backpack leave the burglarized home riding a black bicycle. On Albury Drive, a couple returned home and upon entry discovered a man loading items into an orange beach bag. The woman threw coffee in his face and fought with him trying to get the orange bag back. The subject also had a black bag with him and she continued to hang on until he dropped the bag with her stolen items. The subject rode off on a black bicycle.
On Great Falls Terrace, a gold watch, an iPod, and a 12-pack of Michelob Beer in bottles, valued at $1,592, were stolen. The beer was found outside the Albury Drive home when the burglar was caught by one of the homeowners and left the beer outside by his bicycle.
Detectives developed a suspect, Chachere, and obtained a search warrant of his Meehan Avenue home. They located large amounts of women’s jewelry, jewelry boxes, tools, and electronic items which were all seized. Chachere was taken into custody; he said Schramm was with him when they burglarized and stole items from the home on Guild Street. Chachere told detectives he is a drug addict and commits burglaries to support his habit. Detectives continue their investigation into a rash of home burglaries in Port Charlotte.
Chachere was charged with four felony counts of Burglary and two for Grand Theft. He was also charged with Violation of Probation from a previous arrest. This is his third booking into the Charlotte County Jail; he remains in custody on no bond. Schramm, a convicted felon with 13 bookings, also remains in jail on no bond. He is charged with Burglary and Grand Theft. Schramm was arrested Oct. 30 and released the same day; detectives arrested him for two counts of Burglary, and one each for Grand Theft, Vehicle Theft, and Dealing in Stolen Property.