Coral Gables

Burglars busted after they enter a Coral Gables home with someone inside

From left: Santino Fernandez, Kristopher Soto, and Patrick Fernandez
From left: Santino Fernandez, Kristopher Soto, and Patrick Fernandez Courtesy of Coral Gables Police Department

Three men tried to burglarize a Coral Gables home Sunday night.

The problem: Someone was inside and called police.

By Monday morning all three men — who managed to leave with a TV — had been arrested and are facing charges including occupied burglary, theft and resisting arrest without violence.

According to police, a person in a home in the 10000 block of Old Cutler Road called 911 at about 11 p.m. Sunday to report that “unknown individuals broke into the house.”

When officers arrived, they spotted three men running away. K9 and SWAT units arrived and set up a perimeter.

Santino Al Collion Fernandez, 23, of Cutler Bay was arrested as he tried to get into a car, police said.

Then just before 7:30 a.m. Monday, Pinecrest police officers spotted two men who matched the description of the burglars. One of the men, Kristopher Soto, 25, of Fort Myers was taken into custody at 11321 SW 75th Ave.

The other got away, briefly. K-9 Officers from Coral Gables, Miami-Dade, and Miami-Dade Schools Police, Miami-Dade Police's helicopter and SWAT members from Coral Gables Police Department and Pinecrest officers began searching.

At about 9:20 a.m. Patrick V. Fernandez, 21, was taken into custody at 7830 SW 118th St.

Santino Fernandez was charged with occupied burglary and theft. Soto and Patrick Fernandez were each charged with occupied burglary, theft and resisting officers without violence.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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