May 6, 2011

Surveillance video leads to burglary arrest

Ramrod key – A surveillance video from a private residence led to the arrest of a woman for burglary.

The victims live on West Indies Drive on Ramrod Key. On May 3rd, they discovered someone had entered their residence through an unlocked front door and had taken a purse from inside. They called the Sheriff’s Office to report the crime.

The victims have surveillance cameras which showed the suspect, 25 year old Jessica Calitri of Big Pine Key walk up to the front door at about 5:30 p.m. and knock. She then peered through the glass in the door, opened the door, walked in and took the purse from the kitchen table. She left the residence carrying the purse.

A neighbor told the victim a woman fitting Calitri’s description had been handing out flyers in the neighborhood for a car wash the same day as the burglary. He reported  the information to Deputy Scott Ward, who went to the car wash location, at the No Name Pub on Big Pine Key, on May 4th. He located Calitri, recognizing her from the video. Detective Dave Brummer also responded. He questioned Calitri about the crime and she admitted to stealing the purse, which was recovered from the end of Key Deer Boulevard, where she’d buried it in a wooded area.

Calitri was arrested and charged with theft and burglary. She was booked into jail.

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