A 15-year-old suspect was arrested last week in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries, as well as two vehicle thefts, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported. The male teen was arrested on Nov. 7, and detectives are still working to identify his accomplice.
Deputies responded to Mauritania Road in Deep Creek on Oct. 26 for a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim reported her 1999 white Ford Ranger was stolen from her property. Several burglaries to unlocked vehicles were also reported in the same area during the time frame of the theft.
Deputies received a second call for a vehicle stolen from Tarpon Way in Punta Gorda the same day, according to a press release. The victims reported their maroon Scion was stolen from their property during the evening or early morning hours.
Security footage from a Deep Creek residence was posted to CCSO social media, leading to both vehicles being found by a witness in the Ranchettes area of Punta Gorda on Oct. 27. The CCSO Forensic unit processed both vehicles and used evidence collected to identify the suspect.
During an interview with his mother, sandals found in one of the stolen vehicles were identified as his, according to CCSO. They were reportedly labeled with his release date from a previous arrest. The suspect was eventually found hiding in a neighbor’s garage, according to CCSO.
He was transported to a district office where he provided a statement before being charged with two counts of grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, grand theft more than $300 but less than $5,000, and petty theft. Detectives are searching for his accomplice, and anyone with information is asked to contact CCSO or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
Charlotte couple passed out in hotel arrested on drug, fraud charges
A Charlotte County couple was arrested Tuesday after they were found unconscious in a Venice hotel room with various drugs, paraphernalia, and a weapon, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded Tuesday afternoon to the 2900 block of Executive Drive after a hotel manager reported finding the two people in one of the rooms. Paramedics responded and provided treatment to the man and woman, who later recovered, according to a press release.
Within plain view, first responders witnessed a weapon, drugs, various paraphernalia, multiple credit cards and pieces of identification, the press release stated. In the parking lot, deputies also noticed a vehicle stolen out of Charlotte County.
Detectives later executed a search warrant and recovered the 9 mm handgun, more than 14 grams of meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and several pieces of identification and credit cards, SCSO reported.
Aristotelis Tsimis, 33, initially provided false identification but was later identified as a convicted felon with active warrants for violation of probation. He was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, possession of narcotic equipment, fraud, and two counts of providing false information to law enforcement. Tsimis has been arrested multiple times in Charlotte County, and his address was last listed on the 21300 block of Haskell St. in Port Charlotte.
His girlfriend, Fawn Morel, 35, of Punta Gorda, was also charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana, possession of narcotic equipment, and a single count of fraud.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending, according to SCSO.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:
Amanda Lynn Brier, 27, 30 block of Oakland Hills Court, Rotonda West. Charges: petty theft 2nd degree 1st offense, possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana, resisting law enforcement officer or merchant during retail theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $9,000.
Steaven Charles Conner Jr., 47, 40700 block of Suzan Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: shooting throwing into vehicle or dwelling. Bond: $10,000.
Troy Anthony Greenwood, 35, homeless of Port Charlotte. Charges: trespass failure to leave property upon order by owner, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $9,000.
Patrick Allen McLain Jr., 36, 3100 block of Newbury St., Port Charlotte. Charge: violate domestic violence injunction. Bond: $5,000.
Travis Clinton Evans, 53, 2300 block of East St., Port Charlotte. Charges: failure of defendant on bail to appear on felony and six underlying charges. Bond: none.
Joseph Mitchell Dawson, 52, 18600 block of Kerrville Circle, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none.
Delshierra Nychelle Saunders, 24, 15000 block of Community Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: criminal mischief more than $1,000 damage and violation of probation. Bond: none.
Randy John Kosarik, 51, 8400 block of Santa Cruz Drive, Port Charlotte. Charge: grand theft of property more than $300 but less than $5,000. Bond: $5,000.
Scott Joseph Humbert, 26, 13300 block of Buckett Circle, Port Charlotte. Charge: grand theft of property more than $300 but less than 45,000. Bond: $5,000.
Anthony Adam Thiele, 53, 1100 block of Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond: none (released on own recognizance).
Adolfo Rodriguez-Maveda, 30, 22300 block of Felton Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond: $1,000.
Stephanie Marie Miller, 38, 6300 block of Safford Terrace, North Port. Charges: failure of defendant on bail to appear on misdemeanor and four underlying charges. Bond: none.
Timothy Cory Wright, 31, of Cape Coral. Charge: nonsupport of dependents. Bond: $970.
Donald Robinson Reid Jr., 48, of Arcadia. Charges: failure to register motor vehicle, driving without license revoked habitual offender, and other violation of financial responsibility law. Bond: none.
Joseph Wayne Stowell, 45, 30100 block of Holly Road, Punta Gorda. Charge: driving while license suspended 3rd or subsequent offense. Bond: $5,000.
Angela Sue Lee, 45, 2200 block of Myrtle Ave., Punta Gorda. Charge: moving traffic violation violate driver’s license restrictions. Bond: $1,000.
Jordan Alexander Washington, 25, 14200 block of Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $1,000.
Andrew Alexander Brown, 33, 19400 block of Lauzon Ave., Port Charlotte. Charges: DUI, failure to notify HSMV of change of address, and nonresident driver license required. Bond: $5,000.
Whitney Ann Olund, 30, 700 block of Hartford Drive, Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Bond: none (supervised release).
The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrest:
Wade Augustas Smith, 44, of Randall Stone, Md. Charges: possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of not more than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $5,000.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:
Antoine Emmanuel, 31, 2300 block of Balling Street, North Port. Charge: administrative hold for immigration and customs enforcement. Bond: none.
Scot Hanlon II, 31, 2600 block of Southwest Rock Creek Drive, Port Charlotte. Charges: trafficking of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession or use of narcotic equipment and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $2,500.
Jeremy Milliken, 24, 8800 block of Alam Avenue, North Port. Charges: four counts of larceny third or subsequent offense. Bond: $6,000.
Timothy Montgomery Jr., 36, 5200 block of Chandler Terrace, Port Charlotte. Charge: hold for Charlotte County for failure to appear (original charge: use or possession of drug paraphernalia). Bond: $5,000.
Valarie Nazzarese, 51, 600 block of Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice. Charges: conservation of animals resulting in death or suffering and conservation of animals without sufficient food or water. Bond: $2,000.
Thomas O’Rourke, 61, 700 block of Harvey Street, Englewood. Charges: larceny and fraud for impersonation of a contractor. Bond: $2,000.
Marisa Robbins, 40, 2300 block of Southwest Daytona Street, Arcadia. Charges: failure to have motor vehicle insurance and knowingly driving with a suspended or revoked license. Bond: $240.
Curtis Wright, 32, 9200 block of Anita Avenue, Englewood. Charge: contempt of court for failure to appear (original charge: larceny third of subsequent offense). Bond: $30,000.
The North Port Police Department reported the following arrests:
Marlena Anthony, 24, 3200 block of Escobar Lane, North Port. Charges: possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana and possession or use of narcotic equipment. Bond: $16,000.
Leslie Arguelles, 32, 8200 block of Dorothy Avenue, North Port. Charge: aggravated battery with intent to cause bodily harm or disability. Bond: $15,000.
Sara Brenwall, 40, 3100 block of McCorkle Street, North Port. Charges: larceny third of subsequent offense and resisting officer in recovery of stolen property. Bond: $2,000.
Bobby Davis, 57, 4700 block of Butterfly Lane, North Port. Charge: knowingly operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Bond: $120.
Blaine Mobley, 58, 500 block of Kumquat Court, Sarasota. Charge: trespassing. Bond: $500.
Cynthia Rough-Surface, 49, 5900 block of Espanola Avenue, North Port. Charge: hit and run resulting in property damage. Bond: $120.
The Venice Police Department reported the following arrests:
Lee Ambler, 38, of Lehigh Acres. Charge: hold for Lee County for failure to appear (original charge: driving with a suspended license). Bond: $3,500.
Eric Dillenburg, 50, 200 block of Capri Avenue, Venice. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, DUI fourth or subsequent offense and refusal to submit to a DUI test. Bond: $3,500.
— Compiled by Anne Easker and Alexandra Herrera