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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-191

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 8, 2015
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    Burglary Suspect 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


    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, 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. The driver 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.

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