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On January 16th, Francisco R. Barron, 10/03/1988, was arrested at his home, 1766 9th Street, on criminal charges related to three burglaries. Barron was arrested for burglarizing his neighbors home located in the 1700 block of 9th Street, on three separate occasions.
The first of the three burglaries occurred on October 22, 2012. The perpetrator forced open the rear door and then stole two laptop computers, two flat screen TVs, Playstation Gaming System, and $50 in change. Officer Coppinger conducted the initial investigation. She conducted a neighborhood canvass. During the canvass Officer Coppinger contacted Francisco Barron. Barron told the officer that he had observed two black males enter the victim’s side yard during the time frame when the burglary occurred. Officer Coppinger included in her report that Barron lived next door to the victim, is addicted to drugs, and is believed to steal items to support his addiction.
The second burglary occurred on November 16, 2012. In this burglary a pair of Oakley sunglasses, cash and change was taken from the home.
The third burglary occurred on November 19, 2012. This burglary was investigated by Officer Linda DeNiro. During the third burglary a Vizio flat screen TV was stolen. The victim advised that he suspected his neighbor, “Francisco”. Francisco was described as having issues with illegal drugs and had attempted to sell the victim items that the victim believed may have been stolen in the past. Officer DeNiro included the name and date of birth of Francisco Barron in her report.
The burglaries were assigned to Detective Llovio for additional investigation. Detective Llovio located and recovered items stolen during the three burglaries.
Items recovered from the October 22nd burglary, including a 51 inch Samsung TV, two laptop computers, and the Play Station System. These items had been pawned on October 22nd by Theresa Guerraro-Gutierrez, an accomplice of Barron.
Detective Llovio recovered a pair of Oakley sunglasses that were stolen during the November 16th burglary. The sunglasses had been pawned that same day by Francisco Barron.
Detective Llovio located and recovered the Vizo TV taken during the November 19th burglary. The TV had been pawned by Francisco Barron on November 19th.
Francisco Barron advised Detective Llovio that he committed his crimes to support his drug addiction.
On January 14th Detective Llovio obtained arrest warrants charging Barron with the three Burglaries and Dealing in Stolen Property. On January 16th Francisco Barron was located and arrested by Officer Weinsberg and Officer Schwieterman.
Francisco Barron is being held in the Sarasota County jail on eight criminal charges; three Burglaries, three Dealing in Stolen Property, and two counts of Fraudulent information on a Pawn Slip. His current bond is $71,000.
Each officer that participated in these investigations made contributions to the investigation that helped lead to identifying the suspect, recovering the stolen items, and the arrest.
If you have additional information about these crimes please contact Detective Llovio at 941-364-7336.
Captain Paul K. Sutton
SARASOTA POLICE DEPARTMENT
2099 ADAMS LANE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA 34237
Bernadette A. DiPino, Chief of Police