Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 11-320

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 21, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    U.S. Post Office Victim Of A/C Theft

    Witness gets vehicle tag number to lead deputies to suspects.
    • Tuesday
    • September 20, 2011
    • Time: 2:00 AM
    • U.S. Post Office
    • 18489 Highway 41 N
    • Lutz, FL

    Arrested:


    Christopher Louis DiRosa
    DOB: 5/05/1977
    17203 Orangewood Drive
    Lutz, FL

    Charges:

    • Grand Theft

    Arrested:


    Kevin Wallace Stage
    DOB: 12/24/1970
    17203 Orangewood Drive
    Lutz, FL

    Charges:

    • Possession of Cocaine
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Details:

    On September 20, 2011 at approximately 2:00 a.m. at 18489 US Hwy 41 N in Lutz, a witness observed a white and gray Chevy pickup truck park in the rear of the business. The witness observed a suspect (later identified as Christopher DiRosa), exit the truck and walk over to the building next to the air conditioning unit. The witness obtained the license plate number from the truck. The witness also observed DiRosa driving the truck with the air conditioning unit in the bed of the truck through parking lot then west on Sunset Lane. When detectives arrived at the residence of the registered owner, Kevin Stage was observed in the driver’s seat and Christopher DiRosa in the passenger seat of the truck. Kevin Stage admitted to knowledge of the A/C theft by DiRosa and stated this is not the first time he has stolen A/C units. Upon a search of Stage’s truck, Cocaine and Drug Paraphernalia were located. Kevin Stage and Christopher DiRosa admitted that the items taken to the metal recycling facility were A/C parts.
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