GROVE CITY — Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives solved two more car-hopping burglaries to unlocked vehicles in Grove City. Andrew “Drew” Darrell Neiding, 24, of the 2000 block of Georgia Avenue, Grove City, was served arrest papers in his Charlotte County Jail cell Tuesday, charging him with two counts each of burglary to a conveyance and grand theft. He’s been in jail since his arrest April 30 on three previous car burglaries — all near his home.
The investigation began April 30 when an alert neighbor observed Neiding stealing from a van. The neighbor grabbed his pellet gun and detained Neiding until deputies arrived. Neiding was arrested for burglarizing three vehicles in the 2100 block of Illinois Avenue and 2100 block of Mississippi Avenue in Grove City. Items were recovered in a shoebox in Neiding’s home. The latest charges were for burglary of two unlocked vehicles parked at two homes in the 2100 block of Oyster Creek Drive. Stolen were a GPS unit and a cell phone charger from one vehicle, and a Blackberry cell phone, laptop and case from another. Neiding’s family members called CCSO to report they found these items hidden in Neiding’s bedroom. Some were located behind an air conditioner when the filter was changed. Neiding remains in jail on no bond as the investigation continues.
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