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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-434

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 27, 2016
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    Teens Arrested For Vehicle Burglaries

    Aviation and K-9 units assisted in the apprehension of the suspects.
    • Monday
    • September 26, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Valrico, Florida


    Eros Medrano-Romero
    DOB: 01/02/98
    4717 W. Fox Creek Drive
    Mulberry, FL

    Charges: Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance (x3), Petit Theft (x2), Possession of Burglary Tools, Resist Without Violence, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle (x2), VOP (x2), Out of County Warrant (x2)


    Kendale Cedric Scurlark
    DOB: 03/17/00
    601 Grove Ave.
    Seffner, FL

    Charges: Burglary of an Unoccupied Conveyance (x3), Petit Theft (x2), Possession of Burglary Tools, Resist Without Violence


    On September 25, 2016 at 10:54 p.m., Eros Medrano-Romero and Kendale Scurlark entered multiple vehicles without permission and with the intent to deprive the victim's of their possessions. While in the vehicles, Medrano-Romero and Scurlark selected multiple items and exited the vehicles. Both were found to be in possession of a ski mask, beanie and gloves, along with identified property taken from the victims' vehicles. Deputies attempted to make contact with both at which time they fled. Deputies provided a description of the suspects as responding units set up a perimeter. Deputy Lariz deployed K9 Storm and began tracking the suspect through the neighborhood north. K9 Storm located Kendale Scurlark hiding in the backyard of 105 Chardonnay Place. Upon discovery, Scurlark fled over a fence out to Mt. Carmel Rd. where he was arrest by deputies. Master Deputy Ferreira deployed K9 Joker from where deputies lost sight of the suspects. K9 Joker located a black bag containing property taken from the burglary, as well as the suspect's gloves and hat. Aviation spotted a "hot spot" on the FLIR they believed to be the second suspect. Master Deputy Ferreira responded to the grass lot behind the Ruby Tuesday, 1812 FL-60 Valrico, and re-deployed K9 Joker. K9 Joker located Eros Medrano-Romero hiding under a tree. Medrano-Romero attempted to flee and was immediately apprehended by K9 Joker. Medrano-Romero sustained minor injuries as a result of the K9 apprehension and was treated on scene.
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