Undersheriff: LCSO Busts Trio of Burglars, Recovers Collection of Stolen Property

Lee Herald Favicon 16Lee County Undersheriff, Carmine Marceno, apprised the media today of the arrests of three individuals involved in an ongoing burglary operation across multiple LCSO districts.  According to Marceno, extensive detective work linked the three suspects to one specific residential break-in, which then led to the discovery of a cache of stolen items.

The tangled story appears to begin with a burglary of an occupied residence that occurred on May 3 on the 15000 block of Royal Windsor Lane in Fort Myers.  Victims of the home invasion called the sheriff’s office at approximately 3:30 a.m. reporting the robbery and the theft of cash and jewelry totaling over $10,000 in value.

On that same evening, LCSO responded to a domestic disturbance approximately three miles from the site of the Royal Windsor Lane burglary.  One of the combatants, a minor, admitted to her father that she had been “car hopping,” which is breaking into unlocked vehicles and stealing items left inside.

According to the LCSO detectives, the aforementioned female boasted, via Facebook messenger, that she had been acting as a lookout for her boyfriend during the Royal Windsor Lane break-in and had to “run like the wind” when the homeowners woke.  She indicated that they fled back to her boyfriend’s residence in Labelle.

On May 9, East District deputies responded to an attempted burglary on the 2100 block of Roosevelt Avenue in Lehigh Acres.  The homeowner at that location indicated that two men, donning ski masks and gloves, attempted to gain entry to her home through a rear window.  She indicated that she observed a dark blue or gray Dodge Caravan parked in front of her home just before detecting the onset of the burglary.

The vehicle description was circulated and the vehicle was located traveling eastbound on State Road 80 in the Charleston Park area.  A subsequent traffic stop resulted in the detention of the driver awaiting identification by the Roosevelt Avenue homeowner.

That driver, Travis James Warriner of Fort Denaud (DOB 03-30-1998) was positively identified and taken into custody.  Warriner has been charged with Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling (two counts), Grand Theft, Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance (three counts), Fraud (Illegal use of Credit Cards), Petit Theft and Operating a Vehicle without a Driver’s License.

The investigation spawned additional information and a new suspect, Emilio Heinzman.

Based on information received, probable cause existed and a search warrant was obtained for the search of Heinzman’s residence on the 10000 block of Lemontree Court in Lehigh Acres.

Upon execution of the warrant, items stolen from on May 3 from Royal Windsor Lane along with a small arsenal of weapons including a Sig Sauer AR-15 rifle, a Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm handgun, a .22 caliber rifle and a Glock 27 were discovered.

LCSO burglary

A cache of other stolen goods was located, as well, many of which still need to be traced back to the point of theft.

Emilio Robert Heinzman, coincidentally with the same 03-30-1998 date of birth as Travis Warriner, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Weapon by a Florida Delinquent, Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling, Grand Theft and Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance (two counts).

According to the undersheriff, inclusive of juvenile arrests, Emilio Heinzman has been arrested 23 times, Travis Warriner has been arrested four times and the female suspect has been arrested ten times.

Undersheriff Marceno emphasized the efforts required to meticulously investigate, link and apprehend those involved in such a large number of criminal occurrences.  Marceno expressed sincere appreciation to the following LCSO staff for their diligence:

West District
Detective Rachel Bauer CID
Detective Josh Dodge CID
Detective Brian Grabecki CID

East District
Sgt Matt Chitwood CID/DIU Sgt
Sgt Paul Harvey SET Sgt
Detective Charmaine Smith CID
Detective Jami Najarro CID
Detective Dave Foraker CID
Detective Andrew Barker CID
Detective Emily Bramowicz CID
Detective Garylee McDermed CID
Detective Brian Rhoton CID

Detective Tom Rall DIU
Deputy Chris Lopez-Burnside DIU

Deputy Jonathon Roedding SET
Deputy David Diaz SET
Deputy Maron Frangie SET
Deputy Robert Jarvis SET

Deputy Mike Truscott CP
Deputy Katie Gallant

At this time, scores of stolen items need to be examined, serial numbers traced and their owners need to be notified of the recovery.

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