PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Hours after authorities posted a request for information concerning a burglary at a local business, a man turned himself in at the Charlotte County Jail.
Theodore Barkenquast, 55, is facing charges of burglary and grand theft.
On Tuesday, April 7, deputies were called to Q’s Sports Bar, located at 4030 Tamiami Trail, for a burglary that happened overnight.
The manager told deputies that she found that someone had entered the business through the rear double doors. Money and cigarettes were taken from behind the bar. Also missing was the business’s DVR system.
Police say the manager reported that a week prior to the burglary, she noticed one of the security cameras was not working because the wire to the camera had been cut.
When she played back the security video, she recognized Barkenquast, who was described as a regular customer, walking past the camera just before it went dark. Because of that, she told deputies she suspected Barkenquast might be involved in the burglary.
Monday, detectives went to Barkenquast’s residence to talk to him about the burglary but he was not home.
On Tuesday, detectives requested the public’s assistance in trying to resolve the burglary. Later on Tuesday, Barkenquast drove to the jail to turn himself in.
He was released on a total $10,000 bond.