FORT MEYERS, FLORIDA – On Saturday, November 14th, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Aldridge Avenue, Fort Myers, where a security camera caught two suspects attempting to break into the victim’s vehicle.
The victim told responding deputies that he heard a noise outside of his home and then received an alert from his home security system. The footage from the security camera depicted two males approaching a vehicle in the victim’s driveway. The suspects then attempted to open the vehicle’s doors before fleeing on foot.
Detectives with Central District Criminal Investigation Division rapidly responded and assumed the investigation. A perimeter was established and a K9 was deployed to conduct a track, hoping to locate the suspects nearby. With the assistance from our Aviation Unit, the highly-trained K9 team followed a track to 2316 Sunrise Boulevard where a black Honda Civic with two male occupants was found concealed in a wooded area. The two occupants matched the description of the suspects seen on surveillance. Deputies detained and identified them as Matthew Edwards (DOB 10/02/2003) and Hayden Celin (DOB 08/03/2004).
Detectives confirmed that Edwards and Celin were in fact the two males depicted on surveillance attempting to break into cars. Matthew Edwards and Hayden Celin were subsequently charged with Conveyance Burglary.