Justin Rose / Santino Peraltahttp://www.nbc-2.com/Global/story.asp?S=13037551A teen whose family made a stink over the sheriff's office's handling of a 9-1-1 call has now been charged with the burglary the family said officers missed.
The crime happened at a Punta Gorda church two weeks ago.
Justin E. Rose and Santino M. Peralta, both 17, are charged with burglary, grand theft and vandalism at the Church of the Nazarene on Allen Street.
The family did multiple TV interviews, claiming their calls to 9-1-1 resulted in deputies just driving by the scene – and blamed authorities for a crime they say could have been avoided.
But the story began to unravel when police then got a call from someone reporting a person had offered to sell him some AV equipment – and he thought it came from the church.
The person said he bought them with the intent to give them back to the church.
Later the same day, police say they got a call from the Seventh Day Adventist Church, saying someone had dropped off some of the stolen equipment – including a few items that had been missed in the church's inventory of what had been taken.
On Saturday, August 21st, police say they talked to a juvenile who identified the people responsible for the burglary.
That lead them to Rose and a girl, whose name has not been released yet.
She told officers Rose and another unidentified juvenile told her they planned to commit a burglary, and later came back to her house with stolen goods.
They were allegedly accompanied by Peralta.
Peralta allegedly drove the thieves to the girl's home in the dark SUV he later reported seeing at the church.
http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florid...their-911-callA Punta Gorda family wants to know why it took two 911 calls for someone to come to their house and investigate their concerns.
Around 5:30 Tuesday morning, Santino Peralta's dog started barking. “I came out, looked out the window sill to see what was going on, see someone standing right next to my car, so I flip on the light,” Peralta said.
A man, dressed in all black, bolted towards an SUV in the Church of the Nazarene parking lot, and sped off. So he called 911 and was connected with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.
According to her, two cruisers did drive by, but, “They didn’t get out of their car, they didn’t knock, they didn’t stop by, all we saw was a spotlight, and them cruise on by,” Bobbie Jean said.
So, they called 911 again. This time, the CCSO dispatcher contacted Punta Gorda Police to also take on the call.
Bobbie Jean says in a matter of minutes, Punta Gorda Police arrived. “They discovered that the church had been broken into,” she said.
Scrapes on Santino's car indicate that someone may have also been trying to break in.
Bobbie Jean Peralta wants to know why her family's safety wasn't important enough for the Sheriff's Office to investigate the first call. “The local police department did great, it's just the Sheriff’s Department was a disappointment,” she said.
Col. David Bonsall of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says when the initial call came in, the computer system directed deputies to an address several blocks away. Bonsall says while his deputies responded as best they could, they are always looking to improve, and in this case, it will be the accuracy of their address location system.