Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Deputies: Man Left Wallet Behind

A homeless man was arrested Wednesday after deputies say he broke into a car and stole a purse containing $300.

Eugina Lopez and Fernando Patino contacted authorities after they saw a man inside Patino’s car at the Palm Lake Mobile Home Park, 3131 U.S. 41 E. Lot #21, East Naples, around 1:30 p.m. Monday, sheriff's reports said.

The man took off running, while carrying Lopez’ purse, reports said.

Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect, but the couple's daughter found a wallet on the ground near the car. The Florida ID inside belonged to Charles Fredrick Holzwarth, 33. Lopez and Patino identified Holzwarth from his ID photo as the man they saw inside the car.

Deputies located Holzwarth on Wednesday afternoon at the Collier County jail, where he had been since Tuesday following his arrest on nonrelated narcotic charges. He was additionally charged with burglary and grand theft.