Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-191

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 8, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Burglary Suspects Arrested

    The suspects were driving around looking for unlocked vehicles to burglarize.
    • Tuesday
    • April 7, 2015
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Sandy Shell Drive and Slipper Key Road


    Eric Munoz
    DOB: 3-3-92
    305 - 22nd Street South East


    • Burglary of an unoccupied conveyance (5 counts)
    • Grand Theft


    Sara Longoria
    DOB: 1-26-93
    1849 Mira Lago Dr.


    • Burglary of an unoccupied conveyance (10 counts)
    • Grand Theft
    • Petit Theft
    • Introduction of Contraband Into Detention Facility
    • Possession of Controlled Substance
    • Fraudulent Use of Credit Card


    On April 7, 2015 at approximately 4:58 a.m., Deputy Alexander Bailey was on routine patrol in Harbour Isles in Apollo Beach. He observed a black Ford Focus with no lights and a passenger door open driving slowly in front of residences. Deputy Bailey conducted a traffic stop as the Ford attempted to drive away and observed a male flee from within the vehicle in the driveway. Deputy Bailey made contact with the driver, Sara Longoria and detected the odor of marijuana within the vehicle. He then observed miscellaneous property within the vehicle which he recognized as stolen items (GPS, backpack, wallets, purse, small electronics as well as cash). It was discovered that the suspects were driving around looking for vehicles to burglarize. Sara would drop off Eric and he would then commit the burglary on unlocked vehicles.

    A perimeter was set up with the assistance of Aviation and K-9. Deputy Terry Dixon and K-9 Alex discovered Eric Munoz hiding in a heavy wooded area N.W. Corner of 12 street N.E. And 19th Avenue N.E.

    During the course of the investigation, deputies learned that the suspect Longoria had stolen a credit card that she provided to an unknown third party to use to purchase items from Wal-mart.

    Both suspects were arrested on the above charges. As suspect Sara Longoria was being booked into the jail it was discovered that she had 3 pills on her person.

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