Burglary suspect arrested after suspicious person report in Golden Gate

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
Published: Updated:
Jeffrey Bazile. Credit: Collier County Sheriff’s Office

The report of a suspicious person behind a Golden Gate laundromat early Thursday morning led to the arrest of a man who is already a suspect in a burglary investigation.

Around 1:30 a.m., a Collier County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a suspicious person behind the 24-hour laundromat at 4045 Golden Gate Parkway. The deputy immediately recognized the man as Bazile, as he is suspected in an ongoing burglary investigation conducted by the CCSO.

Bazile is charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance in connection with a vehicle burglary in Golden Gate in January. CCSO arrest reports say he entered an unlocked Nissan Titan truck parked in the victims’ driveway in the 4400 block of 23rd Place Southwest around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 2. Security camera video showed Bazile ransacking the vehicle for 20 minutes. The footage also showed Bazile entered the victims’ screened enclosed front porch area and removed the SD memory card from the security doorbell.

He then attempted, unsuccessfully, to enter the victims’ locked Lexus LS430 sedan and instead entered the Nissan truck a second time.

Bazile was placed under arrest for the January burglary and transported to the Collier County jail where he was booked on the felony charge.

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