A citizen tip has led to the arrests of three teenagers on multiple felony counts after detectives released surveillance video showing them breaking into vehicles in a gated community in Golden Gate.
David James Smith, 15, 14889 Indigo Lakes Drive; Adam Thomazin Lindsey, 16, 14479 Jekyll Island Court; and Jacob Christopher Nicol, 17, 5117 S.W. 20th Court, were arrested Monday evening and charged with multiple counts of burglary, burglary while armed and grand theft.
From Dec. 21, 2014 to Dec. 22, 2014, several burglaries to unlocked vehicles were reported in the Laurel Lakes community. The suspects were captured breaking into cars on home video surveillance. After exhausting all investigative leads, CCSO issued a press release of the surveillance video on Feb. 20.
The video press release was published on the CCSO website and the agency’s social media platforms, including YouTube and Facebook as well as distributed to the media. An anonymous tip from the public led detectives to the suspects as a result of the video press release.
Confessions were obtained and numerous stolen items were recovered, including a .45 caliber Glock handgun that had been stolen from inside one of the vehicles.
Further investigation revealed more than 30 vehicles were left unlocked and entered by Smith,
Lindsey and Nicol in both Laurel Lakes and Indigo Lakes communities.
The investigation continues.
|David James Smith|
|Adam Thorazin Lindsey|
|Jacob Christopher Nicol|
Original news release:
Can You ID These Young Men?
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Posted Date: 2/20/2015 4:30 PM
Do the three young men in the surveillance video look familiar?
If you recognize them, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office wants to hear from you.
Detectives would like to talk to them in connection with a series of car burglaries in the sheriff's Golden Gate district late last year.
Detectives have released the surveillance video in the hope that someone recognizes the subjects and contacts the Sheriff’s Office.
Click on the link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5lIbCVjEro&feature=youtu.be
During the late evening to early morning hours of Dec. 20-Dec. 21, 2014 several car burglaries were committed within Laurel Lakes, a gated community located off Immokalee Road. Among the items reported stolen were .45 caliber Glock firearm, Louis Vuitton purse, Michael Kors wallet, and Apple laptop.
The suspects were captured on the victim’s home surveillance system.
If anyone can identify the suspects in the surveillance video or have information regarding the case, please contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477 (TIPS).