MANATEE -- Deputies responded to a burglary call just after 6 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of 54th Avenue West. A witness had seen lights on in a neighbor's home and the back door open, knowing that the resident is out of town, according to a deputy's report.
The witness saw two subjects going south on 2nd Street. Deputies cleared the residence and found it ransacked. There were also several broken bottles of wine on the kitchen floor. They then went to a home in the 5400 block of 2nd Street West at the direction of the witness.
Deputies asked the resident there if anyone else was in the house, and if they would step outside. When they did, the witness identified them as the suspects. Deputies located a trail of stolen property from the first residence right up to the back porch of the suspects' residence, the report stated.
The resident gave written consent to search the house and the backyard shed. Deputies reported finding numerous items of stolen property, including some from other burglaries. Inside a garage, deputies recognized an orange and white scooter that had been reported stolen on Saturday. It had some damage and the muffler had been removed, deputies reported.
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The suspects, Juan Josue Rodriguez, 20, and David Missael Moreno-Rojas, 19, both of Bradenton, were arrested on burglary charges.