FORT MYERS Fla. Three teenagers were arrested in connection with weapons stolen from a patrol car parked at a deputy’s home, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.
Joe Parker, 17, and James Mathis, 16, are facing charges of burglary to a conveyance and one count of grand theft of a law enforcement officer’s equipment, deputies said. Dominic Cicchini, 14, was also arrested and charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor.
A total of eight weapons were stolen July 2 from a deputy’s locked patrol car, including handcuffs, a taser and two of his personal guns.
Some of the stolen property was recovered and detectives will continue their search for the remaining property, deputies said.
“This crime was against all citizens of Lee County and we will not rest until everyone responsible is brought to justice and we have recovered all stolen items,” Undersheriff Carmine Marceno said.