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TWO BROTHERS ARE BEHIND BARS AND A THIRD MAN IS BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE BURGLARY OF A CAR DEALERSHIP LAST WEEK IN PORT CHARLOTTE.  DEPUTIES SAY THEY RECEIVED A CALL AT 3:15AM LAST MONDAY FROM THREE PEOPLE WHO REPORTED SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN THE AREA OF THE CAR CENTER ON PEACHLAND BOULEVARD.  THEY SAW A MAN JUMP OVER A FENCE AND GET PICKED UP IN A RED DODGE AVENGER WITH TWO MEN INSIDE.  ROAD DEPUTIES MADE A TRAFFIC STOP MINUTES LATER, BUT BECAUSE THEY LACKED HARD EVIDENCE, THEY LET GO 23 YEAR OLD SHAREEF MEYNARD, HIS BROTHER 16 YEAR OLD SERVON AND 26 YEAR OLD CHRISTOPHER ROSSIP, ALL OF PORT CHARLOTTE.  THEN AT 11AM, THE OWNER OF THE CAR CENTER TOLD DETECTIVES A MOTION SENSOR ALARM TRIPPED INSIDE AND SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS CAUGHT THE THREE BREAKING INTO A CAR ON THE LOT JUST BEFORE 3AM.  THE MEYNARD BROTHERS WERE ARRESTED AT THEIR HOME THURSDAY MORNING, CHARGED WITH BURGLARY TO A BUSINESS, BURGLARY TO A CONVEYANCE, AND GRAND THEFT.  SHAREEF REMAINS IN JAIL ON A $7500 BOND WHILE SERVON WAS RELEASED TO HIS MOTHER.  ROSSIP REMAINS ON THE LOOSE, AND ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON HIS WHEREABOUTS SHOULD CONTACT THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE AT 639-2101, OR CRIME STOPPERS TOLL FREE AT 800-780-TIPS.