3 arrested in Cape Coral burglary, 4th suspect sought
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - An alert off-duty Cape Coral police officer noticed suspicious activity Sunday evening in the 1300 block of SW 22nd Place leading to three arrests.
The off-duty officer alerted police to a suspicious person walking around a driveway and a dark Chevy Suburban driving slowly in the neighborhood.
When police arrived the Suburban fled at a high rate of speed. Officers followed the vehicle for a short distance until the truck pulled over onto the side of the roadway in the 2100 Block of SW 22nd Terrace.
All of the occupants of the vehicle got out and attempted to flee. The driver and the front passenger, later identified as Ryan Townsend and Ryan Townsend Jr respectively, were immediately taken into custody.
An officer was approached by a neighbor who told police that he was the victim of a burglary. The victim was at a neighbor’s home when he noticed the police activity near his home so he returned to check on his residence. When he arrived at home, he discovered that his side-garage door had been pried open. A quick check revealed that several items had been taken from his home. The victim was missing a laptop computer, two rifles and a pressure washer.
Officers located the rifles a short distance from the abandoned Suburban and the pressure washer was found in the back of the suspects’ truck.
K9 Officers began to track for the two remaining suspects. Blake Deantoni-Rummo was tracked to an area several blocks away hiding in some bushes. Deantoni-Rummo was taken into custody along with the Townsends.
Ryan Townsend, Ryan Townsend Jr and Blake Deantoni-Rummo were arrested on charges of loitering & prowling, burglary, grand theft, fleeing and eluding police and resisting arrest. They were booked and transported to the Lee County Jail where they remain.
The fourth suspect has been identified and detectives are actively looking for him. Police do not believe that he is in the neighborhood where the other suspects were apprehended.