Wednesday, April 30, 2008

2 Charged In East Naples Restaurant Break-In

A man and a woman were arrested early Wednesday after deputies say they broke into an East Naples restaurant.

Christopher Dean Chauncey, 23, and Margie Edwards, 19, both of 448 Castle Drive, North Naples, were each charged with burglary of a business and petty theft.

Reports say deputies on patrol noticed items being thrown over a fence toward a parked car in back of Foxboro Sports Tavern, 4200 Thomasson Lane, around 1:45 a.m.

Deputies say Chauncey was throwing the items. Chauncey told deputies that he was at the restaurant to get drinks and cups and that he had permission to be there from a friend who works at the business, reports said.

Chauncey also told deputies that Edwards, his girlfriend, was with him, reports said.
Deputies called for Edwards, who was hiding in nearby bushes.

Both Chauncey and Edwards were wearing black clothing, reports said. Chauncey was wearing a dark blue bandanna around his face. Edwards had a black hat with cut outs for the eyes in one of her pockets, reports said.

A search of the car turned up a case of soda, a gas can, cleaning supplies and tools that deputies say had been stolen from the restaurant.