Four Collier County men are accused of driving around Naples Park early Sunday in an attempt to steal property from unlocked cars.
A woman on 97th Avenue North called the Collier County Sheriff's Office around 2:30 a.m., saying she saw men pulling the doors of vehicles in the neighborhood to check if they were unlocked. The woman said the men were in a black car without headlights.
Shortly after her call, deputies pulled over a suspect vehicle on the 600 block of 96th Avenue North. A man later identified as Andrew Thomas Marthaller, 19, was running on the street without a shirt on, according to an arrest report.
Marthaller said he owned the suspect vehicle, which was being driven by Michael Vicente Fleitas, 18. The men said they were trying to get to a party, deputies reported.
The passenger, John William Shelton, 20, told deputies Marthaller and another friend, Taylor Ryan Barrow, 19, had been pulling on car door handles.
Inside the car, deputies found a DVD player, keys, $30 cash and a toiletry bag with a prescription bottle inside. The man whose name was listed on the prescription said the bag had been stolen from his unlocked truck.
Barrow, Marthaller, Shelton and Fleitas all were arrested early Sunday. Each man faces charges of burglary, loitering and petit theft.
Grand theft arrest
■ Israel Muniz, 33, of the 4300 block of Jefferson Lane, Golden Gate, was arrested Sunday by Collier deputies at 4100 Golden Gate Parkway. He is accused of trying to steal copper from a construction site. He faces additional felony charges of trespassing on a construction site and possession of burglary tools.
Domestic violence arrests
■ Clarence C. Gifford, 42, of the 3100 block of Carriage Circle, East Naples, was arrested Sunday by Collier deputies at his home. He is accused of choking a woman.
■ Ciara Marie Cafaro, 25, Joshua Fredrick Basham, 18, and Brandon A. Basham, 23, all of the 1100 block of Rordon Avenue, Naples, were arrested Sunday by Naples police at their home. Cafaro is accused of hitting one man in the face with a straightening iron and hitting another man with her hand. Joshua Basham is accused of hitting a man in the face. Brandon Basham is accused of choking a woman.
■ Salomon Veliz, 38, of the 4600 block of Third Avenue Northwest, Golden Gate Estates, was arrested Sunday by Collier deputies at his home. He is accused of grabbing a woman’s shirt and pushing her onto a desk.
■ Alan John Vincent, 65, of the 2800 block of Tiburon Boulevard East, North Naples, was arrested Sunday by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers at The Narrows.
■ Stephanie Christine Vara, 25, of the 400 block of 10th Street South, Naples was arrested Sunday by Naples police at 936 Fifth Ave. S. She faces additional charges of resisting an officer without violence and failure to register a motor vehicle.
■ Esteban Tovar, 40, of the 14900 block of Schoober Bay Lane, Golden Gate Estates, was arrested Sunday by Collier deputies at the intersection of Immokalee Road and Pebblebrook Drive. He faces an additional charge of driving with an expired license for more than six months.
■ Jeanette M. Friend, 48, of the 2600 block of 47th Avenue Northeast, Golden Gate Estates, was arrested Sunday by Collier deputies at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and Osceola Trail.
■ Brandon Michael Wagner, 27, of the 28600 block of Carriage Home Drive, Bonita Springs, was arrested Sunday by Florida Highway Patrol troopers at the intersection of U.S. 41 and 105th Avenue North.
■ Nicolas Garcia Punte, 25, who is listed as homeless in East Naples, was arrested Sunday by Collier deputies at 4955 Golden Gate Parkway. He is accused of cocaine possession.