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HOME BURGLARY INVESTIGATION LEADS TO SEVEN ARRESTS

 
BSO Case Number: OP12-08-2350
PIO Number: 12-9-6
Date: August 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place of Occurrence: 540 NE 61 Street, Oakland Park
Jurisdiction: Oakland Park

Victim(s):

  • State of Florida

Suspect(s):

  • Salvador Mercado, 15, male, 11/19/96, 6001 NE 7 Ave., Oakland Park
  • Nickolas Tarr, 17, male, 11/29/94, 6040 NE 5 Terrace, Oakland Park
  • Max Silverio, 21, male, 8/6/91, 1427 NE 56 Street, #5, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Dale Teelucksingh, 26, male, 7/24/86, at large
  • Manuel Dejesus, 26, male, 7/10/86, 1530 NW 134 Terr., #206, Sunrise
  • Geleina Cordero, 31, female, 9/20/80, at large
  • Clyde Cerisier, 26, male, 9/5/86, 4131 SW 51 Street, Ft. Lauderdale

Description of Incident:

An investigation that began with one suspect in a home burglary ended up with the arrest of seven people: two teenage burglars, a drug dealer and four employees at a cash-for-gold business.

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Salvador Mercado, 15, on Aug. 22 for burglary. During his interview with investigators, Mercado confessed to committing another burglary on Aug. 7 at his friend’s elderly neighbor’s home at 540 NE 61 Street in Oakland Park. The following day, detectives took Mercado’s friend into custody. Nickolas Tarr, 17, admitted his involvement in the burglary where they got away with jewelry, electronic equipment and a gun.

The thieves sold the gun to Max Silverio, 21, a drug dealer known for selling marijuana to high school and middle school students. BSO detectives obtained a warrant to search Silverio’s home where they located the stolen gun and drugs. He was arrested Aug. 23 for possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

Mercado and Tarr also told detectives they sold the stolen jewelry to a business at the Swap Shop. Investigators paid a visit to International Gold Buyers at 3291 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Lauderhill. An inspection of the stores records determined the employees were buying gold from people under 18 years of age, which is a misdemeanor violation for secondhand dealers. Four employees were arrested: Dale Teelucksingh, 26, Manuel Dejesus, 26, Geleina Cordero, 31, and Clyde Cerisier, 26. Further inspection revealed the business had conducted at least 12 unlawful transactions with juveniles under the age of 18 in a two-month time.

***MEDIA NOTE: Mug shots of the arrestees are attached to this news release on our website www.sheriff.org.

INVESTIGATORS: Dets. Rupp & Frey, CID; Oakland Park
THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO 9/6/12 1020

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