Published: May 20, 2011 4:37 PM EDT
Updated: May 20, 2011 4:38 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police Detectives have arrested a serial burglar who appears to be responsible for more than 20 residential burglaries throughout the southwest Cape. For the past several weeks, residents living south of Cape Coral Parkway and west of Skyline Boulevard have been on alert for this brazen daytime burglar and thief.

Detectives with the Property Crimes Unit developed Trevor Turner, who lives in the area, as a suspect in the crimes. Detectives set up surveillance on Turner and began tracking his movements several days ago. Turner was also suspected of dealing in narcotics, so Police used this as part of their investigation into the thefts.

Detectives purchased narcotics from Turner and inquired about electronics and jewelry. Turner then sold stolen merchandise (proceeds from his crime spree) to Detectives. Police were then able to arrest Turner and obtain a search warrant.

Detectives discovered two bags in Turner’s attic containing hundreds of pieces of jewelry, more than 50 watches, two laptop computers, numerous personal effects and several coin collections. Also located during the search was ammunition for an AK47 Assault Rifle. Turner is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing guns and/or ammunition.

Turner was arrested in the early morning hours of Friday and charged with the following narcotics charges:

  • Four counts of Sale of an Opium Derivative (prescription pills)
  • Five counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon

Turner is being interviewed by Burglary Detectives and has confessed to some of the burglaries. More charges will be coming Monday as Detectives gather more evidence and close out more cases.