Suspect in Multiple Burglaries Arrested After Victim Spots Him at Local Store

Dennis Ray Lynn, Jr. (4/17/84), is in custody today on multiple charges after the victim of a June 25th vehicle burglary in Port Charlotte recognized him inside a local store. Lynn was apprehended by deputies after the victim called in his location, positively identifying him from her surveillance video of the burglary at her residence.

The burglary victim contacted the Sheriff’s Office at approximately 12:23pm on Tuesday, advising she recognized a man at the Circle K (1783 Tamiami Trail) as a subject who burglarized an unlocked vehicle at her residence on Sunninglow Street the previous evening. The victim stated the subject at Circle K was still wearing the same clothes as the burglar in her video. A Bait Caster fishing pole valued at $300 was taken during the burglary.

Dennis Ray Lynn, Jr.

Deputies made contact with Lynn near the business on Claburn Circle. Lynn initially falsely identified himself as Tyler Michael Morgan (3/17/83). Further investigation showed Lynn had previously provided a false name during a Field Interview on June 15th, and also had open charges for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Grand Theft of a Firearm. The criminal charges stemmed from an incident on June 3rd in Port Charlotte.

Dennis Lynn, Jr., was transported to a district office where he provided a statement in regards to the burglary on Sunninglow Street. He was additionally questioned about two vehicle burglaries that occurred on June 23rd in Port Charlotte and was ultimately charged with those offenses. During the questioning, Lynn was found to be in possession of  prescription migraine medication that did not belong to him.

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During the June 23rd burglary, items from inside the truck were observed strewn about the yard.

While en route to the Charlotte County Jail, Lynn reported a medical emergency and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He will be transported to the Charlotte County Jail upon medical clearance and is charged with:

Burglary of a Unoccupied Conveyance (3 Counts)
Grand Theft of Property (>$300) (3 Counts)
Possess Harmful Drug w/out Prescription
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
False Identification to Law Enforcement
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Grand Theft of a Firearm

Report suspicious activity in your neighborhood immediately by contacting our non-emergency line, (941) 639-0013. If you have an emergency, never hesitate to call 9-1-1.


Katie Heck
Public Information Officer
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

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