NEWS RELEASE #: 17-080
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a 20-year-old man on felony charges after technology connected him with a vehicle burglary in Sarasota.
Patrol deputies responded to the area of Lockwood Ridge and Desoto Roads over the weekend for a series of burglaries to unlocked cars. On Sunday morning just before 11:00 a.m., deputies met with one of the victims who indicated that an iPad was stolen from his car on Saturday night. Using the location feature for the stolen iPad, deputies were alerted to the area of 17th Street and Conrad Avenue where they watched as 20-year-old DeAndre Reese exited his home, while carrying the device. Reese claimed the iPad was a gift and later changed his story admitting he was in possession of the device beginning the previous night. As deputies took Reese into custody, they recovered cash and marijuana in his pocket.
Reese, DOB 03/29/96, of 1708 N. Conrad Avenue, is charged with Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance, Grand Theft, and Possession of Marijuana. He remains in custody today on $3,500 bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.