PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – The owner of a Port Charlotte business reported missing funds after reviewing receipts from recent transactions. Once the discovery was made, the owner began reviewing surveillance footage and noticed a subject inside the business with an employee. The subject was described as a bald white male, approximately 5’8″, 160lbs, wearing a dark colored shirt with a skull on the right-hand side, black shorts, and black shoes. Video surveillance showed the individual opening the cash drawer and removing a stack of cash and placing into his pants pocket.
After reviewing the footage, the subject was identified by the employee and confirmed by detectives as William Crow Jr. (10/01/1980). During their investigation, intelligence was gathered that Crow had gathered his belongings and was hiding in Laishley Park, with intent to leave the area to evade arrest.
Detectives located Crow at Laishley Park where he was placed into custody. After providing information of his involvement, he was transported to the Charlotte County Jail.
At the time, Crow is being charged for his involvement in 7 recent business burglaries. His current charges are as follows:
- 7 counts of Unoccupied Burglary to a Structure Unarmed
- 4 counts of Felony Petit Theft
- 2 counts of Grand Theft
Detectives are currently working additional cases involving William Crow Jr., potentially leading to additional charges.
Crow was determined to be a flight risk and is being held without bond.