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Release Number: 09-149

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

May 26, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060
























Vehicle:  1999 Mazda

Victim:  Jorge R. Ramirez,  DOB 4-24-87

              923 Fern Leaf Drive, Ruskin


Vehicle:  1995 Isuzu Rodeo (stolen vehicle)



Driver:  Hispanic male, approximately 50 years of age, unknown height and weight, large build, black hair.

Last seen wearing a short sleeved button up shirt, white in color and blue jeans. 



Hit and Run with Serious Bodily Injury


May 21, 2009 at 6:42 p.m.


Intersection of 19th Avenue and Salida Del Sol, Ruskin








On May 21, 2009 at approximately 6:42 p.m., a traffic crash occurred at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Salida Del Sol in Ruskin.  The driver of the suspect vehicle fled on foot from the scene and has not been located.  The victim suffered severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital.


As the suspect fled the scene he was holding his left arm as if it might be injured.


Anyone with any information reference the driver of the stolen 1995 Isuzu is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.


Photo of vehicle shown is similar to the subject vehicle.