Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Stolen Truck Recovered In Hendry County

Daniel Hurtado Arrested For Auto Theft

LABELLE, FL. -- On December 6th, shortly after 9:00 a.m., the Hendry County Sheriff''s Office received a report of a stolen vehicle. A truck belonging to Everglades Farm Equipment in Immokalee, was parked at 2839 S.R. Road  80. The driver allegedly stopped at a yard sale and left the keys in the truck.

The driver, Adrian Sanchez, heard a door slam shut and turned to see the truck being driven away by a Hispanic male. A short time later, the manager of Everglades Farm Equipment saw the truck headed south on S.R. 29. He followed the truck to the Mexican convenient store in Felda where the suspect fled on foot behind the store.

The suspect was later apprehended by Deputy George Elver in a wooded area near Church Road. Daniel Hurtado, age 27 of Barbara Street in LaBelle, was arrested and charged with Larceny and Auto Theft.

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