Suspect in A/C thefts arrested

MANATEE — A 33-year-old man arrested early Thursday morning is responsible for several recent thefts of air-conditioning units in Manatee, according to the sheriff’s office.

Dennis Yahnke was arrested at 12:30 a.m. at his Sarasota home by authorities investigating one of the thefts.

“During this investigation, it became known that he is responsible for several others across the county that we have been investigating,” a news release stated.

Local law enforcement agencies, including the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and Bradenton Police Department, have been investigating thefts of air-conditioning units from houses and apartments.Yahnke was being held without bond on charges of burglary and violating his probation