UCF PD officers, investigators work together in arrest
The UCF Police Department made an arrest Thursday afternoon after monitoring a suspect’s activity of driving with a suspended license.
Neal Capps Jr., previously a suspect in a grand theft case in September, was recognized by deputy Amber Abud on UCF’s main campus and was arrested by officer Ben Lewis for charges of driving while license suspended, using a foreign driver’s license and possessing an open container.
“This was not the first time UCF PD has had contact with Capps Jr., which is how officers knew his driver’s license was suspended. He was previously a suspect in a grand theft case from September involving an iPhone 6,” said UCF PD spokeswoman Courtney Gilmartin in an email.
The phone’s owner noticed “selfies” of Capps Jr. on his iCloud, and reported his stolen phone to UCF PD.
Capps Jr., 23, has no affiliation with UCF.
“This is a good reminder to our community that UCF PD takes every incident reported to us seriously, and we encourage students to come forward if they’ve been a victim of crime or if they see activity that seems suspicious,” Gilmartin said in the email.
Rachel Stuart is a News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @RachSage or email her at RachelS@CentralFloridaFuture.com.