Venice Man Arrested for Car Burglary

                                                                                                            NEWS RELEASE #: 17-032 - FEBRUARY 3, 2017

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a man after a traffic stop led deputies to the discovery of a GPS that was stolen during a recent car burglary in Venice.

Deputies first made contact with 18-year-old Michael Cararo after he ran a stop sign in the 4500 block of Englewood Road in Venice, just after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Cararo consented to a search of his vehicle where deputies recovered three GPS systems; one of which came back to a home in the Stoneybrook neighborhood. When deputies tracked down the owner, he confirmed the device was stolen two weeks prior. Cararo admitted to burglarizing several cars in the surrounding area but wasn't able to confirm the date of the crimes.

Cararo, of 270 Conrad Avenue, was taken into custody early Friday morning and charged with Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance. He was released on $1,500 bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. Anyone with information related to the Stoneybrook car burglaries or who believes they may be a victim, is encouraged to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900.

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