Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-250

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 7, 2016
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    Grand Theft

    Deputies arrest four men for stealing semi-tractor truck tires.
    • Wednesday
    • June 1, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Arrested:


    Fernando Ramirez-Torres
    DOB: 4/25/1972
    7120 Oakwood Drive
    New Port Richey, Florida

    Charges: Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure (3 Counts), Grand Theft Third Degree ($5,000 - $10,000), Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Mischief, Resisting Officer w/o Violence, Grand Theft Third Degree ($10,000 - $20,000)



    Ernesto Merino Cartaya
    DOB: 3/05/1987
    5809 58th Street Court
    Tampa, Florida

    Charges: Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure (4 Counts), Grand Theft Third Degree ($5,000 - $10,000), Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Mischief (2 Counts), Resisting Officer w/o Violence, Grand Theft Third Degree ($300 - $5,000), Grand Theft Third Degree ($10,000 - $20,000)


    Johnathan James Montgomery
    DOB: 12/11/1991
    5259 Madison Lake Circle
    Tampa, Florida

    Charges: Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure (4 Counts), Grand Theft Third Degree ($5,000 - $10,000), Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Mischief (2 Counts), Resisting Officer w/o Violence, Grand Theft ($300 - $5,000), Grand Theft ($10,000 - $20,000)


    Joel Francisco Torre Ortiz
    DOB: 12/21/1986
    5342 Madison Lake Circle
    Tampa, Florida

    Charges: Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure (3 Counts), Possession of Burglary Tools, Grand Theft Third Degree ($5,000 - $10,000), Resisting Officer w/o Violence, Criminal Mischief, Grand Theft Third Degree ($10,000 - $20,000)

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    Details:

    Over the past month, the four suspects committed numerous thefts of semi-tractor trailer tires and rims, totaling over $50,000. These incidents occurred throughout Hillsborough County and within the city of Tampa.  Detectives were able to locate the suspect vehicle and surveillance was established. The vehicle occupied with four suspects entered the fenced lot at New Line Transports located at 11134 US Highway 41 South in Gibsonton. Detectives observed the suspects remove numerous tires and rims from trucks. All four suspects were arrested and charged with Burglary (Business), Grand Theft, Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Mischief and Resisting an Officer without Violence.

    Additional charges are pending.
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