Mugshot of Jon Demetre Gatteny. Photo via LCSO.
Mugshot of Jon Demetre Gatteny. Photo via LCSO.

Man uses brick paver to smash in windshield of a disabled person’s van

A Cape Coral man has been arrested for vandalizing and burglarizing a disabled person’s van with a┬ábrick paver.

Demetre Jon Gatteny, 20, was arrested for Burglary of a Conveyance, and Criminal Mischief with Property Damage $1,000 or more on Saturday.

Damages to vehicle by the suspect. Photo via CCPD.
Damages to the vehicle by the brick paver. Photo via CCPD.

Near 1 a.m. Saturday, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service at the 800 block of El Dorado Parkway E. as officers received a report of a man attempting to break the windshield of a van.

When the officers arrived, the suspect was seen sitting in the passenger seat of the Dodge Caravan, parked in the driveway of a home, according to the Cape Coral Police Department press release.

Laying nearby the red vehicle on the driver’s side door was a brick paver that the officers suspect was removed from the front yard of the residence.

The entire front windshield of the van was shattered, some of it scattered inside the vehicle. It was nearly caved in rendering the vehicle undrivable, per the press release.

The victim’s black wheelchair, which was inside the van, was found in the front yard.

Gatteny has been sent to Lee County Jail.

Writer:Michael Mora