A Clewiston man was arrested on charges of burglary and larceny after allegedly breaking into a woman’s home and stealing more than $3,500 worth of her belongings, reports the Clewiston Police.
Lamar Dixon, 23, of Clewiston, was arrested on Jan. 2 after a woman came home and found her back door ajar and things amiss in her home.
According to a report released by the Clewiston Police Department, police arrived at the home to find the woman upset and worried that the burglar was still in her house. The woman told police she went to visit a friend and when she came back about 45 minutes later, her back door was open and her bedroom door, which she had left open, was shut.
Police did not find anyone inside the house, but took fingerprints of the items that were shifted during the alleged break-in. Police also found a pair of socks laying near a locked gate in the woman’s backyard. The woman told police the socks did not belong there and must have been left there recently, as it had rained earlier in the day and the socks were dry to the touch.
During this time, police received a call about a suspect who needed to be transported to the police station. The suspect, Lamar Dixon, was taken to the station where his pockets were emptied by police.
According to the report, Dixon’s pockets contained Venezuelan money, a Fossil-brand watch, a silver necklace, a black pocket knife connected to a lanyard, a black pully with two keys hanging from it, a black LG cell phone, a roll of black electrical tape, two condoms, a cut piece of a straw, a blue Boost mobile phone, a GNC Gold Card, a princess-print checkbook from Bank of America containing the woman’s name and $47 in cash. All of the items were found in the pockets of Dixon’s shorts, except for the $47 which was found in one of his socks.
The items were presented to the woman who identified the checkbook, the GNC Gold Card, the cash and the blue cell phone as being hers, according to the report.
Missing from the woman’s home was about $3,600 worth of jewelry and electronics, including a TV, an iPad, a blue tooth speaker, digital cameras, wedding rings and a purse containing cash and credit cards.
Dixon was arrested for burglary and larceny, as well as possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, due to the cut straw testing positive for cocaine. He is currently being held at the Hendry County Jail on a $17,500 bond.
Police also stated in the report that there is a possible second subject and the case remains open pending further investigation.