Witness Detains Burglary Suspect at Gunpoint

On January 9, 2019 at 11:33 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service at 1440 SE 29th Terrace in reference to a suspicious circumstance.

The caller informed Cape Coral Police they heard something outside the home. Caller had checked the Ring Doorbell app where they saw a male trying to gain entry into the home. The caller said that her spouse was going outside to investigate and that they were armed with a handgun. A short time later the caller advised that there was yelling and the caller’s spouse might be outside getting hurt. 

Cape Coral Police Officers arrived and were able to hear two different male voices having a verbal argument. An officer announced himself as he shined a flashlight on the males, seeing one male with no shirt on with a pistol in his hand. The other male was dressed in all black, had numerous items by his feet, including several gun and ammunition cases.

The male suspect was later identified as Tre Sterling Estes-Stalnos (W/M, DOB: 06/17/2000, 1212 SE 30th ST.) The officer ordered the male to get down on the ground, but he refused and fled on foot.

Cape Coral Police K9’s, aviation and other officers arrived on scene and were able to establish a perimeter. K9 Officer McCreary observed the male running eastbound across Del Prado Boulevard, towards an abandoned church.  Officers were able to locate the male and detain him.

A Property Crimes Unit Detective and Forensics responded to assist with the investigation. It was determined that Tre had entered the garage at 2973 SE 15th Avenue and stole three (3) firearms, two ammo cans, a range bag, and a black backpack.

All stolen property was returned to the victim.

Tre was charged with Armed Occupied Burglary, 3-counts of Grand Theft of a Firearm, Grand Theft, and Resisting Arrest without Violence.

Tre was later transferred to the Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED: Tre Sterling Estes-Stalnos, W/M, DOB: 06/17/2000, 1212 SE 30th ST

CHARGES: Armed Occupied Burglary, 3-counts of Grand Theft of a Firearm, Grand Theft, and Resisting Arrest without Violence