Naples police on Wednesday arrested a person suspected of burglarizing a Jewish group middle and defacing it with anti-Semitic graffiti final month.
Michael J. Dami, 19, of East Naples, faces felony expenses of housebreaking of a construction with injury in extra of $1,000; grand theft inflicting injury in extra of $1,000; and felony mischief of a spiritual facility inflicting injury in extra of $200, in accordance with an arrest report.
Chabad officials told police someone broke into the building between 7:20 p.m. Oct. 18 and 7 a.m. Oct. 19. Detectives also were notified that “10 Amazon gift cards, several blank bank checks, several checks made out to the school, and several credit and debit cards” were missing from an office at the center, according to the report.
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Video surveillance showed a man entering the property shortly before midnight Oct. 18 and “slowly pulling on door handles to the Chabad Jewish Center and classrooms of Naples Preschool of the Arts,” the report states.
The man then can be seen opening the door to the assistant of the director’s office and later leaving the office with “something in his hand,” according to the report.
Detectives found the assistant director’s office “in complete disarray,” the report states.
Detectives said a fire extinguisher had been taken from the wall and was lying on the floor “with large amounts of papers, files, and personal property thrown everywhere.”
Police found broken picture frames, glass and papers on the floor throughout the office, and the “glass pane closest to the door handle had been smashed out,” the report states.
Four large flat-screen televisions for the security camera systems had been smashed and broken, and the computer on the director’s desk had been damaged and thrown to the floor, according to the report.
“The suspect totally trashed the inside of the director’s office and the interior of the business,” said Lt. Seth Finman, a Naples police spokesman.
On a glass window between the director’s office and the assistant’s office, detectives found someone had written “! YOU JEWS NEVER! LEARN!! HEIL HITLER!” with red lipstick, the report states. In the lower left corner of the window a swastika had been drawn, they said.
The cost of damage to the property in the building totaled about $6,000, police said.
On Nov. 13, police said, they received information from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office about a man arrested on an unrelated active warrant.
Dami was named in an active Collier warrant alleging contempt and was arrested Oct. 19, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
He was carrying a backpack containing two credit cards and seven checks belonging to the Chabad and…