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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-111

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 25, 2015
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    Residential Burglary Arrests

    Three suspects arrested in Riverview.
    • Tuesday
    • February 24, 2015
    • Time: 7:45 PM
    • 10325 Avelar Ridge Drive
    • Riverview, FL

    Suspects:


    #1 – Tequila Smith, DOB 6-21-80
    3014 N. 39th Street
    Tampa, FL

    Charge: Burglary Unoccupied Dwelling


    #2 – Latoya Gilbert, DOB 6-13-84
    1506 Pierce Street North
    Tampa, FL

    Charge: Burglary Unoccupied Dwelling


    #3 – Michelle McMillon, DOB 8-8-86
    1808 Columbia Park Avenue #101
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: Burglary of Unoccupied Dwelling, False Name to LEO

    Details:

    On February 23, 2015 at approximately 7:45 p.m. deputies responded to 10325 Avelar Ridge Drive in reference to a suspicious person/trespasser call. The homeowners, who recently moved to Illinois on military orders, contacted HCSO with a request to check on the home due to a neighbor notifying them that someone was attempting to move in. Deputies were able to identify the suspects living in the home through investigative means, but the suspects were not present at that time. The homeowner requested the neighbor to change out the locks on the residence, which was done. Deputies responded again on February 24, 2014 to follow up the investigation. The responding deputies observed pry marks on the rear sliding glass doors, made contact with the suspects inside of the residence and arrested them. All 3 subjects have significant arrest histories within Hillsborough County and also have histories of unlawfully moving into vacant homes (squatting). Tequila Smith was recently trespassed from another home in Riverview.
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