PORT CHARLOTTE — Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Deep Creek man this morning for pawning stolen jewelry taken from home burglaries around the county. Charged with six felony counts at this time is Jordan Simon Johnson, 22, of the 25900 block of Aysen Drive. CCSO received a call Aug. 25 from a woman living on Aken Street, Port Charlotte, reporting $1,539 in necklaces, bracelets and chains had been stolen from her home. When she returned home, she saw entry had been gained through a rear bedroom window that was smashed by a brick. On Aug. 31, CCSO got a call from a man at a different Aken Street address reporting someone had broken into his home through a dining room window that was smashed with a brick. Stolen were $2,150 in rings and chains.
Detectives searched the computer Pawn Finder system and several stolen jewelry items matched recent home burglaries and thefts in Charlotte County. Detectives obtained the pawn documents from 2-The Nines, 3806 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, that matched several jewelry items stolen from the first Aken Street address . Johnson’s photo ID and his thumb print were on the transaction document that he obtained $193 for the jewelry he sold. Detectives also found several pieces of jewelry from the second Aken Street that Johnson sold to Cash for Gold, 2465 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte on Sept. 1 and Sept. 4. Again, his photo ID and thumb print were on the transactions that he received $105 and $65 respectively. The stolen jewelry was positively identified by the victims. Detectives located Johnson and transported him to the district office in Port Charlotte for questioning. He was arrested on three counts of dealing in stolen property, and three counts of false pawn information. Johnson remains in jail on $37,500 bond. Detectives are continuing their investigation into the home jewelry burglary cases and no other details are being released at this time.
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