Subject: Cape Coral Police Arrest Burglar with Lengthy Criminal History
Cape Coral Police Detectives have arrested Courtney Bailey on burglary charges stemming from a January 24th break-in.
On January 24th, a victim arrived at his home and saw a Dodge Ram pickup truck in his driveway. Believing this to be suspicious (the victim did not own the vehicle); he blocked the truck in his driveway and walked to his front door. When the victim got to the front door, he heard breaking glass.
The victim then saw a male run from the rear of his home to the driver’s side of the Dodge Ram truck; he was only able to see the side of his face. A second male suspect (Bailey) ran to the passenger side of the truck. The victim had words with Bailey and he was able to get a good look at his face. The suspects drove across the lawn to get away. The homeowner had interrupted the burglary but not before the suspects caused $1500 in damage by smashing his glass doors.
On February 2nd, CCPD Detective Jason Hicks was comparing case information with a detective from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The detective from LCSO had a similar burglary case involving two suspects and a Dodge Ram truck. LCSO had Bailey as one of the suspects.
Detective Hicks produced a photo line-up and showed it to the victim. The victim was able to indentify Bailey as the male he confronted at his home. Probable cause was then established for the arrest of Courtney Bailey for Burglary of a Dwelling and Criminal Mischief.
On February 10th, Cape Coral Police Officers working with the US Marshall’s Office Fugitive Task Force located Bailey at 4438 SE 9th Place and placed him under arrest for the charges.
“The city is safer with this individual off of the streets thanks to a head’s-up citizen and great detective work. This is the police-citizen partnership that we strive for.”