Deputies: Man causing coffee shop disturbance found with stolen checks, electronics

Jonathan Drew Prince faces charges of grand theft, burglary, violation of probation and two counts of petit theft.

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Jonathan Drew Prince faces charges of grand theft, burglary, violation of probation and two counts of petit theft.

A North Naples man faces five criminal charges after deputies found him in possession of stolen checks, GPS units and a cellphone.

Employees at a North Naples coffee shop called the Collier County Sheriff’s Office to report that Jonathan Drew Prince, 22, was causing a disturbance inside by hitting on one of the baristas and arguing with her boyfriend, according to an arrest report. During the investigation, deputies found that Prince had an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.

As they placed Prince in the back of a patrol car, they noticed his pockets were bulging and asked what was inside to make sure it wasn’t a weapon, reports said. Prince was carrying two GPS units, two checks and a cellphone, all of which were later revealed to have been stolen.

The two GPS units were stolen from homes on the 11000 block of Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples and on the 18500 block of Iris Road in Fort Myers, according to the arrest report. The cellphone’s owner said it had been swiped Saturday night from the bar at Naples Flatbread in Mercato.

Deputies determined the checks had been stolen from a home on the 400 block of Heron Avenue in North Naples. When they arrived to investigate, they found mail scattered outside and a bag containing three wallets that the home’s resident did not recognize. One of them contained Prince’s documents, deputies reported.

Prince, of the 400 block of Heron Avenue, faces charges of grand theft, burglary, violation of probation and two counts of petit theft. Bond was withheld for Prince on the violation of probation, according to court records.

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