Cape Coral Police Department
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Cape Coral Police Apprehend Pair of Car Burglars Thanks to Observant Citizen
(March 11, 2013)- Last night, Cape Coral Police Department Central and North Units responded to a call from a resident in the area of 1821 SE 8th Ave. for a vehicle burglary in progress. A witness observed Sierra and Jamele walking up and down driveways in the neighborhood attempting to enter vehicles.
As units arrived, the two were observed fleeing on foot. A perimeter was established. K9 Officer Clapp arrived and conducted a track, which led directly to the suspects who were hiding in the brush (no bite). They were taken into custody without incident.
Both subjects gave post-Miranda taped confessions to entering numerous vehicles in the neighborhood, identified specific items they stole, and accompanied Officers around the neighborhood to point out locations and vehicles. Property Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. Sierra accompanied Det. Mcilhargey to his house and directed him to where the stolen property was located (the two went out car hopping, went home and dumped their loot, and went back out for more, at which time they were captured). The case is still developing as victims are contacted.
"This is a great example of what can happen when the community and law enforcement work together- a quick apprehension and stolen property returned. Not all victims of car hopping are so lucky however. 90% of the vehicle burglaries worked by the Cape Coral Police Department are unlocked vehicles. We would like to take this opportunity to remind people to "Lock It or Lose It.""- Sergeant Dana S. Coston
Sebastian Sierra (W/M 12-27-91)
1809 SE 8th Ave.
Antoinette Jamele (W/F 07-15-96)
913 Gleason Pkwy. #6
Charges (so far):
13-003936 / Burglary of Vehicle, Petit Theft at 1813 SE 8th Ave.
13-003938 / Burglary of Vehicle, Petit Theft at 1719 SE 8th Ave.
13-003940 / Burglary of Vehicle, Petit Theft at 1900 SE 8th Ave.