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Man charged with burglarizing Cape business

December 31, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

On Saturday, Dec. 29, at approximately 3:12 a.m., Cape Coral Police responded to a burglar alarm at a business in the 1000 block of Santa Barbara Boulevard, S.

According to the CCPD report, as Officer Vesnki arrived on scene at 3:14 a.m., he observed a large window broken on the west side of the business facing Santa Barbara Boulevard. The officer heard noise inside and then what he thought to be a car door closing in back of the business.

As the officer went toward the rear of the business, the report states, he observed a silver vehicle parked directly behind the rear door with its lights on. As he walked closer, he observed two males dressed in all black with their faces partially covered walking from the business toward the silver car. As the officer approached the two males, he gave them a command to stop but they immediately ran east on foot. Officer Venski gave a description of the males over the radio as he chased them on foot.

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Carlos Eduardo Hodgson

The officer continued to chase the males east on Nicholas Parkway through a vacant field, behind houses and over fences, the report states. Officer Tronchet ran after a male in an open field and ordered Carlos Eduardo Hodgson, 35, of 60 N.E. 167th St., Miami, to stop and to get on the ground and he ultimately complied.

During the same time, just north of the location, officers on perimeter attempted to stop a blue pickup truck leaving the area within the perimeter, the report states. The truck sped up and left the scene after marked patrol cars attempted to pull it over with lights and sirens activated, but the vehicle fled the area.

Cape Coral Police Property Crimes Unit Det. Alex Mino-Ramirez responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Surveillance video at the shop shows two males grabbing items and putting them in bags. Several items stolen in the burglary were located within the silver vehicle left at the scene.

Hodgson was charged with burglary to a structure causing damage over $1,000, grand theft of $10,000 but less than $20,000 and resisting arrest without violence. He was later transported to Lee County Jail, CCPD officers said.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect that fled, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to or text a tip- text CCPD+"Your Message" to CRIMES (274637). Finally, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please use this Case Report # 18-025163.



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