Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-788 (17-780)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 11, 2017
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8060

    UPDATE: Suspects Arrested

    Three brothers arrested for vandalizing Steinbrenner High School.
    • Saturday
    • November 25, 2017
    • Time: 3:30 AM
    • Steinbrenner High School
    • 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Road
    • Lutz, Florida


    The three suspects seen in surveillance video vandalizing Steinbrenner High School on November 25th have been identified and
    arrested. The suspects turned themselves in after they were seen on local media reports. HCSO also received a tip from the public identifying the suspects. All three suspects are brothers and have never attended Steinbrenner High School.



    Bryce Allen Martinez
    DOB: 07/13/1998
    1702 W. Watrous Ave
    Tampa, FL


    Felony Criminal Mischief
    Trespassing on School Ground

    Christopher Ray Martinez
    DOB: 07/21/1991
    1702 W. Watrous Ave
    Tampa, FL


    Felony Criminal Mischief
    Trespassing on School Ground

    Seth Michael Martinez (juvenile)
    DOB: 3/07/2000
    1702 W Watrous Avenue
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:  Felony Mischief, Trespassing on School Grounds


    Previous News Release (17-580):


    On November 25, 2017, at approximately 3:30 a.m., three unidentified suspects attempted to force their way into Steinbrenner High School located at 5575 Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz.

    The suspects were determined to get inside and used anything they could get their hands on to break through the windows with no luck. As a result of their multiple failed attempts to get inside, they managed to cause at least $2500 in damage to the glass window panes and door.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.




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