Two men arrested for robbing Habitat for Humanity construction site | NewsRadio WFLA
Port Charlotte, FL – Two men were arrested after robbing a Habitat for Humanity construction site in southwest Florida on Wednesday.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested Odilio Miranda, 20, and a minor, whose identity has not been released, after the two were spotted dumping materials from the roof of a house and load them into a truck.
Deputies say a witness told police a friend called him and told him people were on the roof of the house, throwing materials.
When the witness confronted the men, they fled the construction site.
The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office assisted CCSO deputies in searching for the suspects.
Authorities say an IRCSO K9 deputy helped catch the suspects, but when the K9 bit Miranda’s leg, the young suspect kicked the dog in the ribs, before a deputy don’t drop it.
The men were taken to the Charlotte County Jail where they are being held by an immigration detainee.
Miranda faces charges of residential burglary, robbery and non-violent resistance.
The minor faces charges of residential burglary, grand theft, non-violent resistance and bodily harm to a police dog.
The Habitat for Humanity director said the home recently received supplies such as shingles, plywood, bins, siding and HVAC equipment days before Hurricane Ian hit the gulf coast.