Two arrests have been made in a rash of 25 home burglaries in the East Englewood, Rotonda and El Jobean areas that began Feb. 10.
Christopher David Straw, 32, 3737 El Jobean Road Lot No. 367 (Encore Park), El Jobean, and Nicole Marie Tanguay, 28, 2727 Cerullo St., North Port, have ben arrested and numerous pieces of stolen property recovered, police say.
Most residents were not home at the time of the burglaries.
Christopher David Straw
"We are very, very confident they are responsible for burglaries in these two areas," said Sheriff Bill Cameron. "We believe Straw acted alone in the burglaries and his girlfriend, Tanguay, was the driver. The motive was drugs and committing burglary to steal jewelry and prescription drugs from homes."
Police have also arrested 13 other people on burglary and theft cases in the past two weeks alone.
Tanguay was charged with driving on a suspended license. Straw was charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of grand theft. Both remain in jail on no bond.