Published: Jan 23, 2014 10:40 PM EST
Updated: Jan 24, 2014 2:52 AM EST

CAPE CORAL, FL.--Police say you can sleep easier at night now that a dangerous criminal is off the streets.

WINK News has tracked 28-year-old Edward Bergen for a while.
Investigators say his mission has been to stop cops from keeping your family safe.

Bergen is now at the center of a federal investigation and could be put away for a long time.

Bergen's latest arrest was in December and WINK News has obtained the indictment from the U.S. Attorney's office.

"This is a relief for citizens throughout the city," said Sgt. Dana Coston with Cape Coral Police.

Coston says bergen has been a nuisance for years and was there when the SWAT team arrested Bergen once before.

"We had neighbors in the neighborhood saying thank you to the SWAT team because they have seen so much activity going on at that house," said Sgt. Coston.

WINK News pulled his record and Bergen has been arrested more than 2 dozen times since 2005 for things like drugs, burglary, assault and battery
Bergen even has a Facebook page that is dedicated to outing people who tip off police about local crimes.

WINK News spoke exclusively to Bergen last year.

"I don't believe in people cooperating with the police department," said Bergen.

"What's abnormal in the case is the defendant's prior record," said local defense attorney Scott Moorey.

Moorey says Bergens long record will most likely be brought up in federal court

"If he is deemed a career criminal then typically his sentence is going to be toward the high end of those guidelines," said Moorey.