Collier County Sheriffs Office- Man Arrested last week faces new charges


A 33-year-old man who was arrested earlier this week is facing new charges after deputies found him carrying around stolen goods from recent residential and vehicle burglaries in East Naples.

Detectives said Michael Longo, who is homeless, had numerous items that appeared to be stolen inside the backpack he was carrying when he was arrested at an East Naples business Tuesday for probation violation. He was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon after deputies found a large fixed-blade knife inside the backpack.

A search of the backpack also turned up several pairs of expensive sunglasses, vehicle keys, a drill, fishing rod parts, and a Dell laptop computer among other items.

Further investigation by deputies found four fishing reels and a pair of Costa Diego sunglasses matched a burglary that occurred at a residence in the 4400 block of Outer Drive sometime Monday or Tuesday. The backpack and Dell laptop were found to have been stolen from a vehicle that had been burglarized in the 3600 block of Treasure Cove Circle on sometime during the night of May 15 and the early hours of May 16.

On Wednesday, detectives interviewed Longo at the Collier County jail where they arrested him on charges of grand theft and burglary of an unoccupied conveyance.

An investigation continues.