3 arrested for stealing expensive fishing gear on Boca Grande
BOCA GRANDE, Fla. - Lee County deputies arrested three people on Friday for stealing $15,000 worth of custom fishing equipment on Boca Grande.
The investigation began Sunday, September 29, when deputies were called to a shed that had been broken into. The victim said the thieves stole several high dollar fishing poles and other fishing equipment. Some of the custom made poles were adorned with the custom insignia "Lady Di."
Detectives with Gulf District and the Economic Crimes Unit developed leads that brought them to the 10900 block of Angus Lane in Fort Myers. They could see from the road in plain view, several fishing poles inside the residence. A closer look revealed the insignia "Lady Di" on several of the poles.
Detectives obtained a search warrant and arrested three people for burglary to an unoccupied structure and grand theft.
Those arrested where 25-year-old Thomas McGowan of Fort Myers, 24-year-old Michael Palumbo of North Port and 23-year-old Kayla Chauvin of Fort Myers.