Juvenile commits crime spree on May 16, 24, 25, and 27, 2019, where victims reported crimes ranging a stolen vehicle to a stolen firearm.

During one incident on May 25th, 2019, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service on SW 37th Ter in reference to a vehicle burglary in progress.

According to the caller, he went outside to smoke a cigarette when he heard people talking. He looked up and saw three males dressed in dark clothing approaching his driveway. They started to walk towards his car, but he startled them by asking "What can I do for you?”. The males then ran northbound through the back yards, to a waiting car parked on SW 37th Street. The caller then saw them get into a dark colored sedan and drive eastbound. 

Officer Zarillo arrived in the area and knowing that the neighborhood was surrounded by canals, he parked his patrol vehicle in between SW 37th Terrace and SW 37th Street. Officer Zarillo located the small four door vehicle driving his way. He turned on the overhead emergency lights and stopped in the roadway.  The vehicle revved up its engine, and started to drive directly towards Officer Zarillo’s patrol vehicle and swerved almost striking the patrol vehicle. While the vehicle was driving directly towards Officer Zarillo he could clearly see the driver as being a young male, who he recognized and was able to identify. This release can be found here.

Detectives from the Cape Coral Police Department Property Crimes Unit began investigating and through surveillance video, witness statements and other investigative techniques were able to develop probable cause for the arrest of Cylis Shawn Martin (W/M, DOB: 09/23/2002, 1111 SE 13th Place) for committing several crimes over those four days. Detective Daniel Costa and Detective Jeremy Niland were able to locate Martin in Fort Myers where he was taken into custody without incident.

Martin was charged with 2-counts of Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft with Damage Over $1,000, 2-counts of Vehicle Burglary, 2-counts of Grand Theft, and Grand Theft of a Firearm.

Martin was transferred to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

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ARRESTED: Cylis Shawn Martin, W/M, DOB: 09/23/2002,

1111 SE 13th Place

CHARGES: 2-counts of Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft with Damage Over $1,000, 2-counts of Vehicle Burglary, 2-counts of Grand Theft, and Grand Theft of a Firearm

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