The Fort Myers Police Department arrested three young men believed to be responsible for about 60 burglaries along the McGregor Boulevard corridor. Since May, crimes have been reported in both the City and County jurisdictions in that area. The investigation revealed that two of the suspects would break into cars and the third would pawn the stolen property for drug money. The crimes occurred during the overnight hours. The thieves would focus on unlocked vehicles or those with valuables in plain sight. Police arrested the following people:
On Wednesday, November 26, 2013 police arrested Bennie Richardson (d.o.b. 2-4-96 of 1915 Hill Avenue) for burglary, possession of a firearm by a minor and theft of a firearm from an incident reported earlier in the month.
On Friday, November 29, 2013 police arrested Samuel Hunt (d.o.b. 11-1-95 of 3853 Marvaez Street) for burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property for a burglary that occurred in late October.
On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 police arrested Harry Castor (d.o.b. 3-16-95 of 4838 Gloucester Court) for ten counts of falsifying documents related to the sale or pawn of stolen property and dealing in stolen property.
In addition to the arrests, police conducted search warrants at each of the suspects’ residences seizing stolen items to include cameras, cell phones, watches, iPods, purses and firearms. While the suspects have confessed to many vehicle burglaries, both FMPD detectives and Lee County Sheriff’s Office detectives are in the process of linking evidence to specific crimes. LCSO has linked the suspects to five cases in their jurisdiction. If you are a victim of a crime in that area or recognize an item in the photos attached you are asked to call FMPD at 239-321-7700 or the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000. Police remind citizens to lock your doors, take the keys and don’t leave valuables in plain sight.