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Release Number: 09-017

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

January 26, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060


































                  Edward Galdez,  DOB 3-30-65


         4610 North Armenia Avenue,#101, Tampa


         Cindy Galdez, DOB 3-8-94


         5202 Calhoun Road, Plant City



         Hector Lozado,  DOB 7-15-51


         6030 Kingdom Road




         Jose Ramos,  DOB 1-12-35


         2908 Bryan Road






         Jose Ramirez,  DOB 11-4-72


         311  St. Cloud





Cockfighting arrests


Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 5:26 p.m.


5202 Calhoun Road,Plant City








Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip reference the whereabouts of cockfight.  When patrol units arrived they discovered a cockfight in progress, with approximately 20 individuals attending.  The event was taking place in a barn located on the premises.  When deputies arrived, all the individuals fled.  Deputies were able to apprehend the five individuals listed above.


Deputies discovered 36 roosters within the barn either in cages or cloth bags,

(6 of the 36 were injured) and 3 others were dead.  Animal Services will be take possession of the dead roosters.


All of the suspects are charged with a felony (participating in cockfight).