Detectives and officers from the Mount Dora Police Department, with assistance from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, nabbed three individuals suspected in the repeated armed burglaries at 706 Fairview Avenue in Mount Dora.
The arrests were the result of Mount Dora Police detectivies investigating numerous Crimeline tips and eventually identifying three male suspects that were arrested in different incidents last night and into this morning Kevin Wilson, 24, (12/02/1992) was arrested after law enforcement conducted a felony traffic stop on his vehicle leaving the Villa Lagoon Hotel in Tavares at 1051 Lakeshore Blvd.
Another suspect, Zachary Schmidt, 24, was arrested in a hotel room at the same location shortly after Kevin Wilson was taken into custody
The third suspect, Benjamin Wilson, 25, was arrested at a residence on Dawn Drive in Grand Island.
The elderly victims were home during the armed burglaries that occurred on November 19th, 13th, and 9th, 2016. The white, male suspects took cash, a purse, and other valuables each time. A security camera captured footage of the suspects entering through the first floor, wearing what appeared to be t-shirts over their faces. The cameras also captured two of the suspect’s clothing with distinct markings of Michael Jordan apparel. One of the three suspects was armed with a hand gun.
Mount Dora Police Chief John O'Grady held a press conference this morning thanking the public, media, assisting agencies and Crimeline for their assistance.
The Chief John O’Grady held a press conference today to thank the media, the public, assisting agencies and Crimeline for their assistanceVThe Chief John O’Grady held a press conference today to thank the media, the public, assisting agencies and Crimeline for their assistance