Tuesday, August 25, 2009

15 Hendry Vehicle Burglary Cases Closed

Confession Leads to One Arrest, 28 Criminal Charges

LABELLE, FL. -- After taking reports of two car burglaries on Sunday, August 16, 2009, Hendry County Deputy George Elver found reason to make contact with Jesus Carranco, 1270 C.R. 830, in Felda. During the investigation, Carranco admitted to committing several vehicle burglaries in the Felda area. Cooperating with the Deputy, he then volunteered to take him to each of the locations where he committed the crime.

After speaking with victims and collecting statements, Deputy Elver went back to the home of Carranco who then willingly handed over property that had been taken from the vehicles. As a result over 15 vehicle burglaries were cleared and nearly all the property that had been taken was recovered. Some property recovered has not been identified by victims. If you believe you may be a victim and notice items missing from your vehicle please contact the Sheriff�s Office at 674-5600.

During the interview process, the suspect admitted to Elver that many of the victims made it easy for him by leaving their vehicles unlocked. Carranco admitted to Deputy Elver that he was only entering unlocked vehicles and was primarily interested in electronic devices.

Deputy Elver arrested Carranco on two outstanding Violation of Probation warrants and charged him with 26 counts of burglary and theft. He is currently in the Hendry County Jail in LaBelle and is being held on $113,000.00 bond. Additional charges are pending.

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