Weapons, cash, coins stolen from Englewood safe

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ENGLEWOOD - Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives Wednesday arrested 5 people involved in theft of 9 weapons, cash and coins from a safe in an Englewood area home on Jan. 26.

Arrested were 39-year-old Todd Michael Matsinger, 32-year-old William Brandon Shaffer and 22-year-old Ross William Houle

Two others involved were arrested by Sarasota County Sheriff’s detectives; they were 47-year-old Patricia Joyce Snyder and her daughter 26-year-old Jennifer Elizabeth Snyder.

Several of the stolen weapons were recovered by the CCSO Dive Team earlier this week in a canal off Prospect Street in Englewood East near the Charlotte/Sarasota county line. Another weapon was bought by detectives at the Snyder’s home in Sarasota County on Jan. 31.

Matsinger remains in the Charlotte County Jail on no bond. He is charged with 11 felonies; nine counts of Grand Theft Firearm, one count Burglary while Armed; and Grand Theft Over $20,000 but less than $100,000. Shaffer also remains in jail on no bond; he is charged with Grand Theft Over $20,000 but less than $100,000, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. This is Shaffer’s seventh booking.

Houle was originally arrested Jan. 31 at the Days Inn, 1941 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, on drug charges. Wednesday he was arrested at his Charlotte County Jail cell and charged with Grand Theft Over $20,000 but less than $100,000. Bond is set at $9,000.

Jennifer Snyder and Patricia Snyder were both charged in Sarasota County with Dealing in Stolen Property, Jennifer was additionally charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; her bond is $20,000. Patricia’s bond was set at $10,000.

CCSO detectives continue their investigation and more details will be available as the case unfolds.If anyone has information about this case, please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).