Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives Mark Taylor and Jason Varnadore of the Property Crimes Unit have charged a Lakeland man with 35 counts of burglary in a string of burglaries that have occurred from Alturas to Polk City.
Miguel Angel Soto, DOB 1/19/54, of 3208 US Highway 92 East in Lakeland; charged with:
There are charges pending with the Winter Haven Police Department that include 5 counts of burglary to a residence and 5 counts of grand theft.
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives received information in December of 1999 that began the investigation. Detectives believe from June to December between $50,000 and $60,000 worth of property may have been stolen. Most of the stolen property has been recovered and returned to their owners.
The investigation continues and additional charges are pending.
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