Tuesday, April 5, 2011

UPDATE: CCSO Asks For Public’s Help

UPDATE: A 37-year-old man faces multiple felony charges following his arrest Monday in connection with these home burglaries in North Naples.

Samuel Joseph Hertel, 4650 3rd Ave. N.W., Golden Gate, was charged with burglary to a dwelling, grand theft $20,000-$100,000, grand theft auto, and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Upon further investigation Collier County Sheriff’s Office detectives identified Hertel as a suspect in the three burglaries, according to arrest reports.

Detectives located Hertel at his residence late Monday afternoon. When detectives arrived, Hertel fled into the woods behind his house. He later surrendered and was taken into custody, reports said.

Hertel gave detectives permission to search his residence, where they discovered many of the stolen items as well as a new laptop computer that he purchased with a credit card stolen from one of the victims, reports said.

Original news release:
CCSO Asks For Public’s Help
Posted Date: 4/1/2011 3:45 PM

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in identifying a man deputies want to speak with in connection with recent home burglaries in the North Naples area.

Two homes in the Delasol community and one home off 7th Avenue Northwest were burglarized in March. Investigators believe the same person may be responsible for all three occurrences.

The man is described as white, in his mid 30s, balding on the top of his head with hair on the sides and back, thick glasses and decaying teeth. He was last seen around the Delasol and Milano communities Thursday night wearing a horizontally striped polo shirt and darker khaki pants or long shorts.

The man travels primarily by bicycle but may also be in a light-colored pickup with a tool box in the bed.

Detectives have released these surveillance photos.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).