Cape Coral Police Department
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Date: May 20, 2011
Subject: Cape Coral Police Detectives Arrest Serial Burglar
Cape Coral Police Detectives have arrested a serial burglar who appears to be responsible for over 20 residential burglaries throughout the southwest Cape. For the past several weeks, residents living south of Cape Coral Parkway and west of Skyline Boulevard have been on alert for this brazen daytime burglar and thief.
Detectives with the Property Crimes Unit developed Trevor Turner, who lives in the area, as a suspect in the crimes. Detectives set up surveillance on Turner and began tracking his movements several days ago. Turner was also suspected of dealing in narcotics, so Police used this as part of their investigation into the thefts.
Detectives purchased narcotics from Turner and inquired about electronics and jewelry. Turner then sold stolen merchandise (proceeds from his crime spree) to Detectives. Police were then able to arrest Turner and obtain a search warrant.
Detectives discovered two bags in Turner’s attic containing hundreds of pieces of jewelry, over 50 watches, 2 laptop computers, numerous personal effects, and several coin collections. Also located during the search was ammunition for an AK47 Assault Rifle. Turner is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing guns and/or ammunition.
Turner was arrested in the early morning hours of Friday May 20th and charged with the following narcotics charges:
4 counts of Sale of an Opium Derivative (prescription pills)
5 counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon
Turner is being interviewed by Burglary Detectives and has confessed to some of the burglaries. More charges will be coming Monday as Detectives gather more evidence and close out more cases.
Captain Mike Urraro, who commands the Detective Bureau, had this to say “We often talk about determination and dedication, but the investigation that the Property Unit and Vin Unit (with the assistance of SCU and Patrol) executed this week clearly demonstrates what relentless Police work is truly about. Stay safe, catch the bad guy, protect the citizens of Cape Coral, and have a working relationship with the community. All of these important factors were accomplished this week.” Urraro went on to say, “This was a very productive day and all of you should be very proud of your efforts and the outcome. I know I am.”
“I echo Captain Urraro’s sentiment. I am appreciative of the hard work of the men and women of this police department. Given time and resources, we can be very very effective.”-Police Chief Jay Murphy.
Trevor Turner (07-24-81)
1215 SW 53rd Street
Cape Coral, FL 33914