Juveniles Arrested in Vehicle Burglary Investigation
Posted: February 6, 2020
On the morning of January 28, 2020 police responded to multiple reports of burglaries to unlocked vehicles that occurred in the Burnt Store Meadows community. While investigating the burglaries detectives were contacted by the Fort Myers Police Department who had arrested two juveniles that morning, Schleidens Goudette and Jared Francioni of Punta Gorda, for Breach of Peace after a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle. Fort Myers Police stated that multiple suspicious items were found in the vehicle including a backpack containing a wallet with credit cards belonging to an unknown person. Punta Gorda police detectives contacted the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office who were also investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred a short distance from Burnt Store Meadows.
Detectives were able to confirm that items located in the vehicle by the Fort Myers Police Department were items stolen from vehicles both in Burnt Store Meadows and in the burglary being investigated by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office including backpacks, wallets, and a bottle of pills. In addition, detectives were able to match the clothing worn by the suspects in security camera footage to the clothing worn by Goudette and Francioni at the time of their arrest in Fort Myers.
“This is a great example of local law enforcement agencies working together for a quick and successful resolution. We are lucky to work in an area with agencies that are so willing to cooperate and work together to better all of our communities.”
Punta Gorda Police Chief Pam Davis
On February 5, 2020 both Goudette and Francioni were located by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and placed under arrest. The Punta Gorda Police Department has filed charges on both subjects for Burglary of an Unoccupied Vehicle and Petit Theft.
Punta Gorda Police Chief Pam Davis stated, “This is a great example of local law enforcement agencies working together for a quick and successful resolution. We are lucky to work in an area with agencies that are so willing to cooperate and work together to better all of our communities.”