CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A man and a teenager have been accused of burglarizing a Habitat for Humanity home in southwest Florida.

According to a post on the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, the agency was in Charlotte County on Thursday, helping deputies with their duties when they responded to a reported burglary at a home under construction – which they later found out was a Habitat for Humanity home. The caller reported two males taking construction equipment and loading it into a truck.

Deputies tracked them to the nearby woods and sent K-9 Tuko after them. The sheriff’s office said K-9 Tuko latched onto one suspect and the other began kicking him ‘repeatedly’ in the ribs.

Deputies identified the suspects as 20-year-old Odilio Miranda and a 16-year-old boy. Both were charged with grand theft and burglary of a structure, enhanced by the state of emergency due to Hurricane Ian. The 16-year-old has an additional charge of battery on a police dog.

The sheriff’s office said that they traveled to Charlotte County from the Orlando area to look for ‘properties of opportunity’. Customs and Border Patrol is also reportedly conducting a separate investigation due to the suspects being undocumented.

Mugshots for the suspects were not available at the time of publishing.

Stay ahead of the biggest stories, breaking news and weather in Mobile, Pensacola and across the Gulf Coast and Alabama. Download the WKRG News 5 news app and be sure to turn on push alerts.