COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Collier deputies arrested a man for several burglaries in the county.
Deputies identified Alain Lopez-Hernandez, 36, Toyota Tundra in home security, and traffic camera footage from Collier County and the City of Naples.
Twelve residential burglaries took place between Aug. 7 and Sept. 9 near Naples High School and in the Westlake Community, defined as those streets north of Twin Lakes Community. The streets that were targeted were Napoli Drive, LaStrada Lane, and Pompei Lane.
Deputies located the Lopez-Hernandez truck at The Fairways Inn of Naples. They were conducting surveillance on the unoccupied vehicle when a residential burglary was reported to 911 nearby on Sharwood Drive.
The victim told dispatchers that a man tried to enter her home through the lanai.
Moments after that 911 call, Lopez-Hernandez was seen running to his truck at the Fairways Inn parking lot less than half a mile away. He was wearing a gray shirt, gray shorts, and a black bandana over his face, which matched the victim's description.
The K-9 Unit, with the help of several other agency units, secured a perimeter when Lopez-Hernandez fled the burglary scene. He later entered his truck and drove away from the Fairways Inn.
That's when deputies conducted a traffic stop and took Lopez-Hernandez into custody.
Jewelry, firearms, and silverware were stolen from most of the homes. Each of the houses was ransacked, and deputies and officers determined that the suspect gained entry through unlocked sliding lanai doors or by breaking through rear windows and doors.
Deputies learned that Lopez-Hernandez had recently finished a seven-year prison sentence for similar crimes in Miami. Lopez-Hernandez also provided a DNA sample to compare to other crime scenes.
He is in custody on Unarmed Burglary charges.