In an effort to combat the recent crime spree of “rooftop burglaries”, Sheriff Carmine Marceno has devoted additional deputies and resources that were deployed around the clock. Many LCSO assets were utilized during the last several days, and deputies have worked tirelessly collecting evidence and following leads.
The LCSO Crime Scene Unit utilized advanced evidence collection and forensic examination techniques, which led detectives to identifying the suspect as Jesus Manuel Collazo Jr. (DOB 10-16-1987).
Criminal Investigation Division detectives from all districts in Lee County have worked together, and have collectively established probable cause to arrest and charge Collazo with five (5) of the reported business burglaries.
Detectives believe that Collazo is also involved in similar burglaries in Lee County, and upon examination of additional forensic evidence, additional charges are possible.
Collazo is no stranger to law enforcement, with an extensive criminal history that includes numerous arrests for Burglary and Theft related offenses. Today, Collazo will be adding an additional fifteen (15) felonies to his impressive criminal resume.
The business burglaries in which Collazo is currently being held responsible are the following:
- Marsala Pizza – 20321 Grande Oak Shoppes Blvd, Estero – 11/30/19
- Dollar General – 1154 Alabama Rd S., Lehigh Acres – 12/12/19
- Jan-Bo Asian Restaurant – 25 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres – 12/12/19
- Azucar Restaurant – 25 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres – 12/12/19
- Country Road Bistro – 1344 Homestead Rd. N., Lehigh Acres – 12/12/19
“This career criminal came to Lee County, just out of prison, thinking he can burglarize and terrorize our businesses. Think Again,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “Thanks to our hardworking deputies and detectives, this thug is going back to prison where he came from.”