Naples police arrest a man suspected of multiple vehicle burglaries

Reporter: Zach Oliveri Writer: Matthew Seaver
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(Credit: Naples Police Department)

The Naples Police Department has arrested a man they say is responsible for at least two car break-ins.

Landon Moore, 34 war arrested by Naples police on Tuesday after a witness called 911 and reported that a car had been broken into on the 1100 block of 9th Avenue North in Naples.

A neighbor saw him going through someone’s car and confronted him as he ran off. The neighbor continued to search for him and while they called 911.

Moore decided to make himself at home in the Lakes Park community in Naples. Police say he was staying in a house that did not belong to him.

Ken French said, “It really surprised me they found a vacant home to hide out in.”

“It’s kind of ridiculous you have an empty house that somebody is living in,” said Peter Ryther.

During Moore’s stay, Naples police say he went through multiple cars steps away from that empty home.

Police say he stole several personal items, including a handgun

“You shouldn’t be leaving that type of stuff in the car,” said French.

Thanks to a tip from a neighbor who just wanted to protect the community, Naples police swarmed the neighborhood Tuesday morning and arrested Moore.

WINK News safety and security specialist Rich Kolko said, “seeing this person who was actually squatting in one of these houses and hitting some of the cars. He was probably doing something that didn’t look right, and fortunately, somebody picked up the phone and notified law enforcement.”

Ken french has lived in this community for more than 50 years. He hopes with Moore arrested, there won’t be any more problems. “This is such a quiet, close-knit neighborhood. I couldn’t believe that something like that was going on here.”

Naples Police say Moore confessed to breaking into two cars.

Moore faces several charges, including burglary, petit theft, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He could face additional charges.

Naples police detectives ask if you have been a recent auto burglary or theft victim in the City of Naples Lake Park neighborhood area to contact the Naples Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (239) 213-4822.

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