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Date of Issue: November 29, 2007

Sarasota deputies arrest man for Island theft

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a man accused of stealing metal construction materials from the Anna Maria Island area.

Arrested was Charles G. Dees, 49, who works at Suncoast Metals in Sarasota.

According to the report, Dees was attempting to sell copper wiring and brass plumbing fixtures at his place of work. Dees and an associate were questioned about where the items were obtained.

Dees was arrested for allegedly dealing in stolen property with an estimated value of $400.

He has a history of arrests for similar offenses and is currently out on bond for a recent unrelated theft charge, according to reports.