(September 8, 2015)- Two men are behind bars after a theft at local automotive shop ended in a high-risk car stop.
Yesterday evening, around 7:40 PM, Officers responded to a robbery call at O’Reilly Automotive located at 1103 Del Prado Boulevard. The caller stated that the business was just robbed and that three Hispanic males took items from the store. Two of the suspects fled the store in a white older model Isuzu pickup truck and the other suspect fled the area on foot.
Responding officers located the vehicle on SE 14th Avenue parked on the side of the road. The driver attempted to flee the area when he saw the Officers. A felony car stop was conducted on the vehicle at the 900 block of SE 14th Avenue. The driver, Martin Rolon, and occupant, Alberto Arce, were remove from the vehicle and detained.
Investigation revealed that the call was in fact, a retail theft and not a robbery and that Rolon and Arce physically obstructed the store manager from stopping the third unidentified male who stole approximately $530 worth of merchandise and file the store.
Store employees came to the scene and positively identified Rolon and Arce as two of the suspects and verified that the items that were in the back of Rolon’s pickup truck were the same items taken from the store.
Both Rolon and Arce were arrested and transported to the Lee County Jail.
Rolon, the driver of the pickup truck, showed signs of impairment at the traffic stop, prompting a DUI investigation. Rolon refused to participate in Field Sobriety Tests while at the Lee County Jail and had to be taken away by Deputies for being disorderly. Officers also learned that Rolon did not have a valid Driver’s license.
Rolon was charged the Retail Theft (Felony), Resisting a Merchant, and Resisting an Officer Without Violence, and DUI.
Arce was arrested for the Retail Theft (Felony), Resisting a Merchant.
Officers are still attempting to identify the third suspect.
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ARRESTED: Martin Rolon (W/M 02/06/83), of 1008 SE 9th Court, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: DUI, No Valid Driver’s License, Retail Theft, Resisting a Merchant, Obstruction-Resisting without Violence
ARRESTED: Alberto Arce (W/M 12/07/57), of 17 Hickens Road, North Fort Myers, FL.
CHARGES: Retail Theft and Resisting a Merchant
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