Released By Osceola County Sheriff’s Office
Since March 2019, the Tourist Corridor of West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway began experiencing an increase in television thefts from vacation rentals.
During the course of the investigation, detectives with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Tourism Policing Unit identified a possible suspect by the name of Kristopher Aaron Monroe (04/06/89).
Detectives initiated a surveillance operation and on July 24, 2019, at approximately 0300 hours, Kristopher and Caitlin M. Harter (07/14/97) were observed entering the Wyndham Cypress Palms Resort, located at 5324 Fairfield Lake Drive, Kissimmee, Florida. Upon entering the resort, Kristopher burglarized one of the rooms and removed three flat screen televisions from therein. Kristopher ultimately placed the televisions into the trunk of his vehicle with the assistance of Caitlin.
As detectives attempted to make the arrest, Kristopher intentionally struck several law enforcement vehicles in an aggravated attempt to flee. After several unsuccessful attempts in fleeing, Kristopher exited his vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Kristopher was subsequently taken into custody and placed under arrest along with Caitlin.
Kristopher and Caitlin refused to cooperate with the investigation and were subsequently booked into the Osceola County Jail.
Monroe was charged with; Burglary to Unoccupied Dwelling, Grand Theft, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest with Violence and Resisting Arrest without Violence. Harter was charged with Burglary to Unoccupied Dwelling and Grand Theft.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving our community and increasing public safety. Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800- 423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 dollars. https://crimeline.org/