Two accused of burglarizing home
Cape Coral Police with the Street Crimes Unit arrested a suspect during a burglary in progress while officers were also conducting a prisoner release check at the man’s home.
Christian Michael Sullivan, 25, had been arrested Dec. 21 and charged with larceny – grand theft and possession of a controlled Substance without a prescription, officials said.
Cape police had stopped by Sullivan’s residence at 4306 SW 1st Street to check on his whereabouts as part of the Street Crimes Unit’s ongoing prisoner check operation to keep track of all violent and non-violent offenders living in Cape Coral. Sullivan had been released from prison a year ago.
Sullivan was not at the home, and the occupants were not forthcoming about his location, officials said. At 4 p.m. — about five minutes after police left the residence — a burglary in progress call at 125 SW 48th Terrace was received by 911 Dispatch.
Street Crimes responded to the location and located a green car on Southwest 48th Terrace attempting to leave the area. The vehicle had an air conditioner unit hanging out of the trunk. Police stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver Marcus L. Hill, 27, and his passenger, Christian Sullivan.
During initial interviews, both suspects stated that the other had taken the a/c unit, and each only helped the other guy load it into the vehicle, officials said. However, in follow-up interviews with Detective Josh Silko and Detective Jazmin Correa of the Property Crimes Unit, Sullivan and Hill admitted to stealing the unit as well as burglarizing other houses in Cape Coral and Fort Myers. Sullivan and Hill were booked and transported to Lee County Jail.
Sullivan, of 125 SW 48th Terrace, was charged with larceny – grand theft more than $300/less than $5,000; burglary – dwelling; criminal mischief – more than $1,000 damage; and possession of controlled substance w/o prescription.
Hill, of 264 SW 3rd Terrace #101, was charged with larceny – grand theft more than $300/less than $5,000; burglary – dwelling; and criminal mischief – more than $1,000 damage.
Source: Cape Coral Police Department