WHO: Nicolas M. Stidwell (Arrested)
Charge: Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft-Motor Vehicle/Vehicle Recovered
Vehicle Recovered: 2012 Dodge Charger
March 19, 2012
Dayton Andrews Dodge
2388 Gulf to Bay Boulevard
On March 19, the suspect went to Dayton Andrews Dodge under the guise of purchasing a new vehicle. He completed a test drive of a 2012 Dodge Charger and at some point when the salesman left the office, the suspect removed the spare key from the key ring. He then returned to the dealership that same evening and drove the 2012 Dodge Charger from the dealership’s lot.
On March 21, the dealership received a tip alerting them that the suspect had stolen the vehicle. Dayton Andrews reviewed their inventory, confirmed the vehicle was missing and contacted Police to file a Grand Theft report.
That night, CPD Officers located the suspect and took him into custody. The stolen vehicle was recovered at the suspect’s house.