On January 11, 2019, at approximately 11:10 AM, Detective Sabean and several deputies responded to a call for service in reference to an in-progress occupied burglary to the residence.
While responding to the call, dispatch provided suspect information of an older Hispanic male wearing a white t-shirt. Detective Sabean arrived first on scene as information was received that the male had just exited the home. As Detective Sabean ran around the left side of the home, he saw the male suspect, later identified as Carlos Quintanilla, a Hispanic male in the side yard. Quintanilla refused to comply with Detective Sabean’s orders to get down onto the ground, so Detective Sabean tackled Quintanilla to the ground and handcuffed him. Quintanilla was searched, and was found to be in possession of items that had been stolen from the home. Quintanilla was arrested and charged with Occupied Burglary of a Dwelling Unarmed.
Due to Detective Sabean’s quick actions the streets of Lehigh Acres are a safer place. East District is proud to nominate Detective Dan Sabean as the deputy of the month.