Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a man Sunday for burglary of a Rotonda West home after he stole a friend’s garage door opener to gain access. Charged with Burglary, Grand Theft of Prescription Medications, and Violation of Probation, was Anthony Michael Loy, 18, 28 Lime Street, Englewood (Sarasota County).
Saturday, an apartment neighbor at 51 Boundary Boulevard told deputies he heard a loud bang in the apartment next door and went out to see about the noise. He knocked on the door and windows several times and finally Loy answered with a piece of meat in his hand. The neighbor asked Loy what he was doing inside the apartment and he replied, “I was getting meat for the cookout.” The neighbor told Loy to leave and he did.
Deputies then contacted the owner who said he was attending a cookout at the Loy residence in Englewood in Sarasota County. He said he gave Loy the keys to move his truck to make room for more vehicles to park. The owner said his garage door opener was in his truck. When the owner returned home he discovered his bedroom door was kicked in and his Oxycodone pills were stolen from his medication bottle along and two packs of cigarettes.
Detectives were called and made contact with Loy who voluntarily came into the District Office in Englewood for questioning. Probable cause was developed and Loy was arrested early Sunday morning and transported to the Charlotte County Jail where he remains on no bond due to violating his probation for a Feb. 6 Burglary and Grand Theft case.