(September 11, 2015)- Cape Coral Police have made an arrest in a March 2015 Burglary of the Boathouse Restaurant at the Cape Coral Yacht Club.
Jeffrey J. Hay (W/M 4/14/82) of 1722 SW Santa Barbara Pl., was arrested by members of the Cape Coral Police Department Street Crimes Unit last night on a warrant for Burglary and Grand Theft.
The break in the case came from a tiny piece of evidence found by a meticulous Patrol Officer. The suspect was seen on video smoking a cigarette during the burglary. Officer Ryan Tronchet, of the Patrol Bureau locate and collected the discarded cigarette butt and cigarette pack and submitted it for Forensic analysis. Forensics was able to obtain a DNA sample and match it to Hay, leading to the issuance of the arrest warrant.
Link to original news release: Cape Coral Police Looking for Boat House Burglar
ARRESTED: Jeffrey J. Hay (W/M 4/14/82) of 1722 SW Santa Barbara Pl
CHARGES: Burglary, Grand Theft
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