Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-178

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 8, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Warrants Issued For Two Suspects

    Deputies are seeking information on the whereabouts of Hinson and Ortiz.
    • Friday
    • April 26, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • LKQ Corporation
    • 5109 Causeway Boulevard
    • Tampa, Florida

    Suspect #1:

    Angel Hinson
    DOB: 5/13/90
    LKA: 11888 U.S. Hwy 41 S. #99
    Gibsonton, FL
    • White female, 5'11”, 230 lbs., large build, brown eyes, brown shoulder-length hair and missing left hand.

    Suspect #2:

    Bennacio Ortiz
    DOB: 10/23/92
    LKA: 9904 Massachusetts St.
    Gibsonton, FL
    • Hispanic male, 5'5”, 180 lbs., thin build, brown eyes and black hair.


    On April 26, 2013, a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer was stolen from the parking lot of Thompson Auto Parts, 1114 41 Highway North. On the same day, Bennacio Ortiz attempted to sell the vehicle to LKQ, a secondary recycling dealer, but was unable to provide proper identification. Angel Hinson produced her Florida Driver's License and signed documents stating the vehicle belonged to her and she had the right to sell it. LKQ purchased the vehicle from the suspects for $400.00.

    A warrant has been issued for Hinson for Dealing in Stolen Property and Defrauding a Secondary Recycler. A warrant has been issued for Bennacio Ortiz for Dealing in Stolen Property. Ortiz also has an active Violation of Probation Warrant for Robbery by Sudden Snatching, Robbery with a Firearm, Carjacking with a Deadly Weapon and other charges.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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