Deputies: Collier County man stole 2 luxury cars just minutes apart

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Ivan Mauricio Zegarra (Credit: CCSO booking photo)

A 24-year-old Collier County man faces multiple felony charges after deputies say he stole a luxury vehicle from a residence in North Naples on Wednesday while deputies were searching for him in connection with another theft of a luxury vehicle just minutes earlier.

Deputies arrested Ivan Mauricio Zegarra of Golden Gate after a vehicle and foot pursuit. He faces charges of burglary, grand theft auto, fleeing and eluding law enforcement, resisting arrest and violation of state probation.

Deputies responded to a report of a burglary and grand theft auto at a residence on Annemore Lane in the Pelican Bay community around 12:40 p.m.

The witness, who is the home watch service for the victim, told deputies she arrived at the residence and found the homeowner’s red 2005 Lexus had been moved from the garage to the driveway.

A man later identified as Zegarra was sitting in the driver’s seat. A gray Toyota pickup that did not belong to the homeowner was also parked in the driveway. She pulled her vehicle behind the Lexus to prevent it from leaving and confronted Zegarra. After a brief exchange, Zegarra ran behind the house. She started taking pictures of the pickup and Zegarra returned, got inside the pickup and drove away.

Deputies spotted the pickup on Rue Deville where it stopped at the end of the street. Zegarra got out of the vehicle with the engine still running and jumped over a concrete wall.

Further investigation by deputies found the pickup was registered to Zegarra. Envelopes that resembled pay stubs from a local pool company were in plain view inside the pickup.

Detectives contacted the victim who said the pool company shown on the envelopes was the same company she used to service her pool.

Detectives contacted the pool company which said Zegarra left work early Wednesday because he was sick.

While deputies searched for Zegarra, another residential burglary and grand theft auto were reported a short distance away on Heatherly Lane.

The victim told deputies she came home around 1:30 p.m. to find her garage had been entered and her white 2014 Lexus stolen.

Deputies located the stolen Lexus on US-41 East in East Naples and attempted a traffic stop. Instead of stopping, Zegarra sped up and led deputies on a pursuit. He eventually stopped the vehicle on Collee Court and ran. Following a brief foot pursuit, deputies took him into custody.

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