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Cape Coral Police Arrest Burglary Suspect

(June 6, 2012)- Cape Coral Police were called to a reported burglary in progress at 138 SE 40th Street on June 5th at 9pm. The caller told police that he arrived at his home and witnessed a male suspect climbing out of his bedroom window. The suspect, who was dressed in black clothing, got on a bicycle and fled into the neighborhood. The victim called Cape Coral Police.

Officers were in the area and within minutes had a perimeter set up around the neighborhood. An officer witnessed a male fitting the description of the suspect riding a bicycle only a block away from the crime. The officer detained the male to determine if he was the burglary suspect.

The male, identified as Nathan Patrick Dattolico of Cape Coral, was hesitant to cooperate with the officer and initially refused with requests to refrain from going into his pockets. Dattolico attempted to nonchalantly retrieve an item from his pocket and throw it without being detected. The officer saw Dattolico throw the item and recovered it; the item was a syringe.

The victim was brought to the scene of the detention where he positively identified Dattolico as the suspect who was fleeing from his house. Dattolico began to resist arrest but was eventually taken into custody and charged with Burglary of a Dwelling, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Resisting Arrest.

"This is another success story of a citizen calling the Cape Coral Police Department without delay, thus giving us a chance to catch the criminal." - Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.


Nathan Patrick Dattolico 09/29/84

103 SE 12th Terrace

Cape Coral, FL 33903