Basel Lane residential burglary, vehicle theft update

Englewood, FL-

Update– June 25, 2021

Destiney Leann Nickell (08/29/97) and Michael Sealy (04/26/80) were arrested on June 24, 2021.

Original Release:

On the afternoon of Saturday, June 12, 2021, deputies responded to a residential burglary call located on Basel Lane in Englewood, FL. At the time of the residential burglary, it was determined that the victim’s vehicle, along with many other items were taken from the home.

As a deputy was heading to another call traveling southbound on Placida Road, a blue Chrysler Sebring matching the description of the stolen vehicle pulled into the deputy’s lane of travel. This caused the deputy to slam on his breaks changing lanes. The deputy proceeded to turn around to stop the vehicle due to the similarities of the recently reported vehicle in the area. The vehicle was spotted in the parking lot of the Dollar General where the member was able to confirm the vehicle was in fact registered to the victims of the burglary on Basel Lane.

The member entered the Dollar General searching for the suspects when a Dollar General employee informed the deputy that she witnessed three individuals run out the back door and down the fence line of a nearby business.

Brent Kern (10/07/83)

After reviewing Dollar General surveillance, members were able to positively identify the driver of the vehicle as Destiney Leann Nickell (08/29/97), and Brent Kern (10/07/83), and Michael Sealy (04/26/80) as the passengers of the stolen vehicle.

Inside the vehicle members located several identifying items of the suspects including notes back and forth discussing their plan. Items that were reported missing from the home on Basel Lane were also located within the vehicle.

Brent Kern was arrested several hours later in the same general location.

  • Grand Theft of Motor Vehicle
  • Burglary of Dwelling Structure or Conveyance While Armed
  • Grand Theft More Than $5000 Less Than $10K

Updates will be released as they are confirmed.

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