Man accused of grabbing gear after breaking into Naples Police Department

Reporter: Annette Montgomery Writer: Paul Dolan
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A man is facing charges after breaking into the Naples Police Department and walking off with green tactical pants, a blue police uniform shirt, and a vest carrier. Then he’s accused of going to a 7-Eleven nearby before officers found and took him into custody.

Based on the incident report WINK News got from the Naples Police Department, it was done pretty easily.

Joeseph Moulton forcibly pulled on the Southwest door of the building and that’s how he got inside.

But the police aren’t talking about why he was able to get that door open yet.

The report said once inside, Moulton took green tactical pants, a Naples police uniform, and a vest carrier.

Moulton first stopped by a secure parking lot and went into a beach patrol vehicle. That’s how police ultimately ID’d him, his wallet was left on the seat.

Moulton got inside the police department shortly before midnight on Friday. It wasn’t until more than two hours later that police realized they had an intruder. An officer who came into the building saw his gym bag in the kitchen full of wet clothes that weren’t his. He found a drenched hallway and then the hose from the side of the building was left running.

Bob Hayes the owner of the nearby business, Goodlette Self Storage, can’t believe this happened.

“We don’t see a lot of crime here but this might be the beginning of things, I don’t know. We’ll be on the lookout for anything and it kind of gives us the heads up of what to look for now,” Hayes said.

Officers arrested Moulton six and a half hours after police said he went into the police department and walked out wearing their gear.

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