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Police catch suspect in arson and grand theft auto case Cape Coral

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Jun 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 10:04:33-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — This is an update to a story we brought to you previously of a suspect in a burglary and arson case.

On May 22nd, police were alerted to a break-in at home on SW 33rd Terrace in Cape Coral.

The victims had been in another state about a week before this incident.
A 1997 Mazda Miata convertible had been stolen from the garage, a television, DVD player and costume jewelry were also discovered stolen.

Several anonymous tips were received that the vehicle had possibly been seen coming/going from 1005 SW 33rd Street and was parked in the garage of the residence.

On June 3rd, the stolen Mazda Miata was located at a construction site a half mile from Mateo’s residence, by the construction foreman.

On June 8th, Detective Grau developed probable cause to arrest Mateo and met him at his residence where he was placed under arrest.

Arias-Hernandez was charged with Burglary of a Dwelling, Arson, Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft, and Criminal Mischief over $1,000.