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AUTO THEFT ARRESTS

PIO Number: 02-8-62

AUTO THEFT ARRESTS

BSO Case Number: BS02-08-13995

Victim(s): State of Florida

Suspect(s): 1. Elicias Valdes, 29, 10/21/72, male, 551 E. 20 St., Hialeah
2. Renier Albert, 20, 9/11/81, male, 5637 Forrest St., Hollywood

Description of Incident:

Media note: this news release is being issued
in response to numerous media requests for information.

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested two men traveling in a stolen pickup truck today.

After developing information that stolen cars were parked in the vicinity of 5807 SW 25th Street near Hollywood BSO District 1 deputies and detectives set up a surveillance operation in the area. They were watching as two men arrived at that location in a blue Ford F-150 pickup truck. The truck had been reported stolen in Davie on August 25th. Deputies followed the vehicle as the men immediately drove away, heading south into Miami-Dade County. With BSO’s helicopter overhead, deputies signaled for the truck to stop at NW 167th Street and 37th Avenue. The two men jumped out of the truck and fled on foot but were apprehended, without incident, immediately.

The driver of the truck, Eliacias Valdes, 29, was charged with Grand Theft Auto and Driving with a Suspended License. His passenger, Renier Albert, 20, was charged with Grand Theft Auto and Dealing in Stolen Property.

Both suspects were booked at BSO’s main jail

INVESTIGATORS: THIS REPORT BY:
Det. C. Percival, Sgt. N. Glassman, Dist. 1 Jim Leljedal / PIO
Lt. M. Frise, Dist. 1 8/30/02 4:45 pm

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