Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fingerprints Lead To Burglary Arrest

A man charged with breaking into a vehicle parked at an East Naples boat ramp in June and stealing fishing equipment that he later pawned was tracked down using fingerprints left at the crime scene, deputies said.

Angel Santana, 28, 6445 College Park Circle, Unit 201, East Naples, was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary of an unoccupied vehicle, petty theft, dealing in stolen property and defrauding a pawnbroker.

Deputies say Santana smashed the rear passenger window of a vehicle that was parked in the lot at the Collier Boat Ramp, 3620 Collier Blvd., sometime between 6 pm. June 26 and 2:30 a.m. June 27. He removed a Montague fishing rod and a reel valued at $100 from inside the vehicle, deputies said.

Crime Scene investigators processed the vehicle and obtained latent fingerprints from the rear passenger door, just below the broken window. CCSO’s Identification Section later identified the prints as belonging to Santana.

Further investigation by deputies revealed that Santana pawned the stolen rod and reel at Capital Pawn Superstore, 1933 Davis Blvd., East Naples, on July 6.

Deputies located Santana at his apartment Wednesday and arrested him.