CAPE CORAL, Fla.- On October 5th Cape Coral Police Officers Jeffrey Taylor and John Kane responded to a report of a burglary to a business, A-1 Seawall located in the industrial park. The business owner requested officers meet him at 1416 Miramar Street, the apartment of a suspect in the crime.
Officers made contact with the resident, John Southwick. Southwick had recently done some work at A-1 Seawall around the time that 300lbs of copper wire was stolen. Officers noted a large amount of rubber insulation (used to cover copper wire) in Southwick’s trash can.
Southwick admitted to the officers that he, Daniel Salberg and Anthony Frederico broke into the business and stole the copper wiring. He further admitted that the three of them stripped the insulation off of the wire and sold the wire for scrap at Allied Metals for roughly $150.00
Officer Taylor placed Southwick under arrest for the October 3rd burglary and grand theft.
Officer Kane made contact with Daniel Salberg later in the day on October 5th. Salberg admitted to Officer Kane that he participated in the burglary and theft. Salberg was arrested as well.
Officers Kane and Taylor then went on the hunt for Frederico. Through teamwork and persistence, they were able to locate him on Monday October 24th. Officer Taylor placed Frederico under arrest for burglary and grand theft for his part in the October 3rd crimes.
“This was excellent teamwork and thoroughness exhibited by Officers Taylor and Kane. The completion of this felony investigation took several weeks of hard work. This successful conclusion is due in large part to the familiarity of the working styles of the officers involved and the continuity of patrolling together nearly every day.”-Lieutenant Tony Sizemore.