On June 11th members of the Tourism Policing Unit (TPU) arrested 25 year old Yovany Aponte for burglaries at 2944 Pembridge Street, and 2937 Banana Palm Drive in Kissimmee after receiving multiple reports of residential burglaries inside the Paradise Palms subdivision. It was found that Aponte was forcing his way into the homes. Aponte fled from detectives but was later apprehended after a short foot pursuit.
Aponte is believed to be involved in at least 25 burglaries between Osceola and Polk County Detectives and recovered property from the suspect that was stolen from both counties. The suspect was interviewed by the detectives and confessed to committing the burglaries.
Aponte is charged with Burglary to Unoccupied Dwelling, Resisting LEO without Violence, Burglary to Occupied Dwelling and Grand Theft. Aponte was released from the Florida Department of Corrections in 2016 where he served 4 years in prison for previous burglaries.