(Fort Myers, FL: October 20, 2012) - On Saturday, October 20, 2012 the Fort Myers Police Department’s Alpha shift and the Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Matthew Mangham (d.o.b. 03-10-93) and Montez James (d.o.b. 03-24-91) for burglary, grand theft and resisting arrest without violence.
At 2:22 p.m. police received a call of a burglary in progress to Le Barr Equipment located at 4028 Edison Avenue. Responding officers located the two suspects running through the parking lot of 2220 Rockfill Road.
Officers quickly established a perimeter. Officer PhillipYoungblood started a track with his K-9 partner. Officer Youngblood located Montez James hiding in a concrete culvert. James was taken into custody without incident by Officer Ashley Schindler. Officer Youngblood continued his area search in an attempt to locate the second suspect. At 3:18 p.m. Officer Youngblood and his K-9 located Matthew Mangham hiding under a trailer. Officer Tony Brown took Mangham into custody without incident.
The victim positively identified both James and Mangham as the perpetrators who were burglarizing his business. Police arrested James and Mangham and they were booked into the Lee County Jail.
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