Marco police briefs: Perp leaves trail in string of thievery from vehicles

String of burglaries serves as reminder to lock your vehicle

— Six vehicles were burglarized on Marco Friday and Saturday and a trail of strewn items may soon lead Marco Island investigators to the perpetrator of the seemingly related crimes.

Marco Island Police Detective Linda Guerrero said the crimes are still being investigated, but do seem to be related.

Six vehicles were burglarized in about a three to four block radius, she said.

"Only two still have items not recovered."

Preliminary details on the burglaries are in the crime briefs below.

Guerrero reported that police found several of the stolen items in the swales near where the burglaries had occurred and fingerprints were recovered from some of those items. She said it may take a few weeks before it is known whether the prints lifted from those items will come up with a match in the criminal databases.

"All the vehicles were unlocked, which is unfortunate," Guerrero said.

Check back to and the Friday edition of the Marco Eagle for more on the burglaries and ongoing investigation.

Theft from a vehicle

Christopher Hoef reported that someone entered his vehicle located at 132 Marco Villa St. and stole several items between 10:30 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m., Saturday. The stolen property is worth about $300 and was recovered a short time later.

Theft from a vehicle

Police found several items that had been stolen from a vehicle located at 156 Leland Way sometime between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m., Saturday. The items were returned to the victim.

Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

While Officers were investigating a vehicle burglary at 156 Leland Way, they smelled marijuana. Dianna Kay Myers, 51, was arrested at her home and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at about 10:15 a.m. Saturday. She was released on a notice to appear in court.

Theft from a vehicle

A vehicle burglary was reported at in the Marco Villas condominiums between 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. While conducting an investigation, police found items from another vehicle that had been entered at 114 Clyburn Street. The property was returned to the victim. Investigation of the vehicle burglary continues.

Theft from a vehicle

Paul Ubertaccio reported that someone entered his vehicle and stole several items valued at approximately $302 while it was parked at 190 Leland Way, between 12 midnight Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.

Theft from a vehicle

It was reported that someone entered a vehicle at 191 Leland Way and stole sunglasses between 1 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday. The sunglasses were recovered and returned to the owner.

Theft from a vehicle

It was reported that someone entered a vehicle at 1195 Whiteheart Court and stole a GPS unit valued at approximately $160 between 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.


Travis Michael Martin, 26, of 1611 Copeland Drive, was arrested for theft after an ongoing investigation determined he had stolen several items from the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 641 S. Collier Blvd. Estimated value of stolen property is unknown. Martin was taken to jail at 3:33 p.m. Oct. 17.

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smiley writes:

Thievery is not spelled THEIVERY. Does anyone proofread this rag?

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