Burglary charges lead to two arrests
PORT CHARLOTTE — Two people were arrested Tuesday for allegedly burglarizing a home in the 21900 block of Buxton Avenue, and then selling the metal items to a recycler, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
Angela Lynn Galeone, 24, of the 26500 block of Notre Dame Boulevard, South Punta Gorda Heights; and Shane Michael Breton, 26, of the 100 block of Arlington Court, Port Charlotte, were both charged with burglary, grand theft and false verification of ownership in connection with the crime.
According to a report, the homeowner called authorities on Oct. 17 to inform them that numerous items had been stolen from the home. Items included rain gutters, aluminum windows, a microwave oven, silverware, pots, pans, dishes, an air conditioner and parts of a chain-link fence. The homeowner thought Breton, a former roommate, may be responsible for the crime, the report states.
Detectives found that the items had been sold to Allied Recycling in Port Charlotte, and that Galeone had given her identification and thumbprint when she made the sale.
Galeone and Breton were located early Thursday morning and taken into custody. Breton remains in the Charlotte County Jail on $55,000 bond, while Galeone remains in jail on $100,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing, the report states.
Woman charged with jewelry theft; second suspect sought
GARDENS OF GULF COVE — An October home jewelry theft valued at more than $13,000 led to the arrest of one person and kicked off a search for another, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
Dolores Irene Rose Nicoletti, 21, of the 6300 block of Granger Road, was charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and false verification of ownership in connection with the crime.
According to a report, the victim, whose home is located in the 6400 block of Facet Lane, reported to authorities that unique pieces of gold jewelry were stolen from her home between Aug. 15 and Oct. 17, during which time Nicoletti and her boyfriend, Benjamin Paul Hochmuth, 24, had been the only guests in the home.
Authorities located the stolen items at Englewood Jewelers, where Hochmuth had used his identification to sell the items. Authorities then discovered that Nicoletti had sold items to Brooks Jewelers on Placida Road.
Nicoletti was found and taken into custody. She remains in the Charlotte County Jail on $12,500 bond. Authorities are still looking for Hochmuth, who is said to be driving a red Subaru four-door with Florida tag AZL-Q29.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:
• Wayne Keith Thibodeau, 52, 5300 block of Swaying Palm Drive, Punta Gorda. Charge: contempt of court. Bond: none.
• Christopher Dale Monroe, 33, 21100 block of Glendale Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of a controlled substance. Bond: $2,500.
• Christopher Edward Stout, 41, 400 block of Bonita Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Bond: none.
• Robert George Callahan, 18, 4400 block of Adelaide Ave., North Port. Charge: trespassing. Bond: $1,000.
• Russell Finley John Gerow, 26, 5200 block of Cedar Bond Drive, Fort Myers. Charge: DUI. Bond: $750.
• Derek Jonathan Sears, 28, 7400 block of Spinnaker Blvd., Englewood. Charge: battery. Bond: $500.
• Kayla Mae Henderson, 18, 2800 block of 12th St., Englewood. Charge: violation of imposed conditions. Bond: released on own recognizance to custody of a parent or guardian.
• Gary Dewayne Hayward, 41, Department of Corrections. Charge: battery on a detention facility employee with bodily fluids. Bond: $10,000.
• Donald Carlo Acquarelli, 25, 1000 block of Fletcher St., Port Charlotte. Charge: battery. Bond: none.
The Punta Gorda Police Department reported the following arrests:
• Steven Tyler Volzone, 18, 21500 block of Glendale Ave., Port Charlotte. Charge: possession of narcotic equipment. Bond: $500.
• Lisa Ann Calderon, 37, 26200 block of Seminole Lakes Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charge: disorderly intoxication. Bond: $500.
— Compiled by Drew Winchester