Cape Coral teen arrested on multiple felonies


A juvenile from Cape Coral was arrested on multiple felony charges after stealing a truck and pointing a gun at the victim of the stolen truck when he was later confronted.

According to Cape Coral Police, on February 16, CCPD responded to a call of vehicle theft on NW 1st Place where a man claimed his truck was stolen out of his driveway overnight.

Information was found that identified a 17-year-old as the suspect who stole the truck and was driving it around, but the teen could not be located.

On February 19, officers attempted to contact the teen in a neighborhood he was seen driving the truck in. When police pulled behind him in the stolen truck, the teen refused to pull over and instead fled from the officer through a neighbors yard and then in between two houses.

He was able to escape the police in the truck and officers were unable to locate him or the truck again.

The victim of the stolen vehicle later spotted his truck parked on the side of the road. He approached it and spotted the teen in the driver seat and a confrontation began between the two, which led to the teen pulling a gun on the victim.

The victim then backed down as he feared for his life, and shortly after the teen took off running.

A short time later, several Cape Coral Police Officers responded to the area and located the teen swimming in a canal at about the 200-block of NE 15th Ter.

Officers gave him several loud commands for him to give up, however, he refused to comply with their commands and continued swimming across the canal and up an embankment out of their sight.

The suspect was ultimately located hiding on the side of a residence in a bush and taken into custody.  A baggie of cannabis was also found that he attempted to discard. The Sig Sauer handgun was located inside of a recycle bin and recovered.

The suspect was charged with Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Person Under the Age of 18, Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer Without Violence, and Possession of Cannabis Under 20 grams.




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