18-year-old facing charges in Naples home burglary

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NAPLES, Fla. – A teen arrested for breaking into a home on Monday is also suspected in a string of burglaries in the area.

Naples police caught 18-year-old Zach Delgado running from a home on 5th Street near 4th Avenue North on Monday. When they emptied his pockets, they found a screwdriver, a chisel and a Swiss Army knife.

Delgado’s mother, Angela, was shocked to learn about the arrest.

“You’re lucky that this window is here, just so you know. But I love you and I hope you learned now that you’re going to be a felon.”

Police said Delgado had a friend looking out while he broke into the home. That friend has not been arrested.

Delgado’s mother was brought to tears.

“We had just set him up in Colorado, he was just moving for him to start his life. He just turned 18 and he messed it all up,” said Angela Delgado.

Officers have been patrolling the neighborhood recently after five homes within a block of where Delgado lives were broken into.

His next door neighbor was one of them.

“They took money and they took two pairs of sunglasses from us,” said Summer Weaver.

Delgado appeared before a judge on Tuesday. He shook his head as the judge set his bond and read his charges.

Right now, Delgado is only facing charges for Monday’s burglary. Police are still investigating the others.

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