Venice Man Charged with Burglary and Vehicle Theft
NEWS RELEASE 19-143 - AUGUST 16, 2019
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a Venice man Thursday morning after stealing wine, cheese dip and a car from a garage.
Deputies responded to the 400 block of Anchorage Drive in Nokomis just before 8:00 a.m. for a report of a suspicious person in the neighborhood. Deputies located the subject identified as Joseph Valderrama, DOB 09/16/95, standing near a disabled vehicle with yellow stains on his shirt. Through investigation, they learned the garage of a nearby residence was burglarized where two bottles of wine and cheese dip were taken from a refrigerator. One car was removed from the garage and found locked in the driveway. Both bottles of wine, one partially empty, were recovered at the scene. Detectives discovered the keys to the stolen car inside the refrigerator covered in cheese. During an interview, Valderrama admitted to committing the burglary.
Valderrama, of 1011 Porpoise Road, is charged with two counts of Burglary and one count of Vehicle Theft. He remains in custody today in the Sarasota County Jail on $10,500 bond.