Deputies: Two arrested after discussing burglary inside cop car

Jacques Saintil

Jacques Saintil

Vernon Jones

Vernon Jones

Two suspects who said they didn't know anything about an East Naples burglary were arrested after they were recorded talking about it in the backseat of a Collier County sheriff's deputy's patrol car, according to an arrest report.

A man on the 400 block of Panay Avenue called authorities Monday morning after watching a woman and two men at the house of neighbors he knew were out of town. Shortly after, deputies pulled over a blue Saturn matching the license plate number the man had given them. Inside the Saturn, deputies found an Apple iMac that the homeowner said might be missing from his home.

The car's driver said she picked up her friend, Vernon D. Jones, 21, who then asked her to pick up a man she didn't know, Jacques Saintil, 19. She told deputies she took the men to the house on Panay, where she watched them go into the house and come running out with the iMac and a black bag.

Saintil told deputies he was just a passenger and didn't know what was going on. Jones wouldn't cooperate with investigators, a report said.

While the two men were being taken to the Naples Jail Center, they were seen on the in-car video system discussing the burglary and passing marijuana back and forth, according to an arrest report. Jones, who is listed as homeless, and Saintil, of the 2200 block of Greenback Circle, each faces charges of burglary, grand theft and marijuana possession.

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