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Second arrest made in spring home burglary



Charlotte County sheriffs announced a second arrest in the March break-in at the Port Charlotte spring training home rented by Rays David Price, Evan Longoria and Reid Brignac. 

David Kimo Rufino, a 19-year-old from North Port, was charged with armed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, grand theft and dealing in stolen property. He remains in jail on a $35,000 bond. Another man, Steven Charles Vaughn, was arrested on Wednesday. The players did not get back any of the approximate $60,000 worth of items stolen.

Here is the release from CCSO:

rufino.pngCharlotte County Sheriff's Street Crimes Unit deputies last night arrested the second man involved in a burglary and grand theft of a Tampa Bay Rays spring training rental home on Mar. 26.

Detectives issued a BOLO Wednesday for David Kimo Rufino, 19, 2770 Beeville Ave., North Port. The deputy located Rufino at U.S. 41 and Cochran Blvd. at 9:50 p.m. and transported to the Charlotte County Jail. Rufino is charged with Armed Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling, Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property. He remains in jail on a $35,000 bond.

Following a lengthy investigation, detectives first arrested Steven Charles Vaughn, 22, 866 Chevy Chase St., Port Charlotte, and charged him with Armed Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling, Grand Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property. Vaughn was arrested in his Charlotte County Jail cell Wednesday where he is incarcerated on unrelated charges. No bond was set for Vaughn due to his multiple felony convictions.

While the baseball players were at a spring training game in nearby Charlotte Sports Park, thieves got into their home at 22159 Fernwood Street and stole $60,000 worth of items including numerous electronics, watches, jewelry and an AK-47. After the game Evan Longoria arrived back at their rental home and discovered he and roommates Reid Brignac, and David Price all had items stolen and contacted CCSO.

Detectives say the investigation is still ongoing and active and no other details are being released at this time.


[Last modified: Saturday, September 10, 2011 12:15am]


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