Teens charged in burglary
PORT CHARLOTTE — Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested two Port Charlotte 17-year-old boys after they burglarized a Port Charlotte home and stole several items. Arrested were Joshua Brian Gonsalves, 1100 block of Hurtig Avenue, and Michael John Doherty, 100 block of Develle Street. At 1 a.m. Wednesday, a road deputy on routine patrol, observed a blue Dodge Durango parked in a vacant lot near a home in the 18300 block of Lake Worth Boulevard. The deputy saw someone enter the SUV and then drive away, and an investigative traffic stop was made. The driver, Gonsalves, told the deputy he dropped off his friend, Doherty, at a residence on Lake Worth Boulevard. The deputy noticed an iPod docking station, a DVD player, a set of knives in the rear of the Durango, and latex gloves on the driver’s floorboard of the vehicle. The SUV was towed and impounded at the CCSO storage lot. At that time Gonsalves was charged with loitering and prowling. Detectives were called out to check the home where Gonsalves was first seen and discovered it had been burglarized. The out of town owner was contacted and said he did not give permission for anyone to enter his home or take any of his property. The three items found came from the home, and there was a flat screen television sitting on the master bedroom floor that had not been taken. Both teens were arrested and transported to the Charlotte County Jail. They both were charged with armed burglary and grand theft. After booking, Gonsalves and Doherty were taken to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Fort Myers, where they will stay for 21 days.