A 57-year-old man’s blood left behind at a vehicle burglary scene in East Naples in June led to his arrest on felony charges Tuesday.
Detectives say it wasn’t the first time Orlando Montalvo committed a burglary and left his blood at the crime scene.
Montalvo of 14930 Lighthouse Road, Unit 9101, is charged with burglary and grand theft in connection with the June 8 break-in at Hoosier Plumbing, 4120 Enterprise Ave., #107.
According to Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports,
Montalvo broke into two vans parked on the property and stole tools. Over $1,000 in tools were stolen from inside each van.
Detectives reviewed security camera footage which showed a dark colored Dodge van with tan trim, a rooftop ladder rack and a light color square sticker on the back doors enter the parking lot of the business and park near the burglarized vans. A man could be seen walking near where the Dodge van was parked to behind the burglarized vans.
Montalvo is the registered owner of a 2002 black Dodge van with tan trim, a ladder rack on the roof and a square light color sticker on the back doors. He was recently pulled over on a traffic stop while driving the vehicle, according to his arrest report.
CCSO Crime Scene investigators collected human blood from both burglarized vans. The blood evidence was subsequently sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) lab for DNA analysis in the national database. CCSO received notification Monday that results showed that the DNA collected at the scene matched with Montalvo.
Detectives in the case were familiar with Montalvo. They had arrested him in 2013 after he burglarized an East Naples thrift store and left blood at the scene, which led to his conviction.
Deputies located Montalvo at his residence Tuesday and took him into custody.