On April 6, 2019 Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service at 2609 NW 3rd Avenue in reference to a stolen white.
The victim explained that his Ford F-250 pickup truck with construction and bee equipment in the bed of the vehicle was stolen overnight. The stolen vehicle was located and returned to the victim.
On April 8, 2019 Cape Coral Police responded to 40 NW 26th ST in reference to a past occurred burglary and theft from a motor vehicle.
The victim said he parked his work truck in his driveway on Friday and when he entered his truck on Monday he noticed that his vehicle had been ransacked. Upon closer examination, he noticed that his Glock 43 handgun had been stolen out of his center console.
On April 9, 2019, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service at 3404 NW 9th Ter in reference to a vehicle burglary and grand theft complaint.
The victim explained that someone had entered his unlocked red 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan and stole items from his Caravan.
Detectives Adam Christenson and Daniel Costa from the Property Crimes Unit were assigned the cases. Based on several pieces of evidence that were collected, to include photos and video of the suspects showing off their stolen '“loot”, they were able to identify the trio. The detectives were able to develop probable cause to arrest Cylis Shawn Martin (W/M, DOB: 09/23/2002, 1111 SE 13th PL), Richard Phillip Randall III (W/M, DOB: 03/15/2002, 253 Rose Street, North Fort Myers), and Elija Michael Velez (W/M, DOB: 07/01/2002, 711 NW 16th PL) for the crime spree.
Martin was charged with Grand Theft of Vehicle and Grand Theft of a Firearm.
Randall III was charged with Grand Theft of a Firearm and 8-Warrants for Failing to Appear.
Velez was charged with Burglary to a Vehicle, Grand Theft, Grand Theft of a Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm Under the Age of 18.
All were later transferred to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
ARRESTED: Cylis Shawn Martin, W/M, DOB: 09/23/2002, 1111 SE 13th PL
CHARGES: Grand Theft of Vehicle and Grand Theft of a Firearm
ARRESTED: Richard Phillip Randall III, W/M, DOB: 03/15/2002,
253 Rose Street, North Fort Myers
CHARGES: Grand Theft of a Firearm and 8-Warrants
ARRESTED: Elija Michael Velez, W/M, DOB: 07/01/2002,
711 NW 16 PL
ARRESTED: Burglary to a Vehicle, Grand Theft, Grand Theft of a Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm Under the Age of 18
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