Resident reporting of suspicious behavior and active policing led to the arrest of four individuals after 3:00AM Saturday morning for motor vehicle theft in the North Gables.
CGPD sent out the following press release with details of the arrests:
“At approximately 0312 hours, the Coral Gables Police Department received a phone call from a resident at the 1000 block of E. Ponce De Leon Blvd., about a suspicious male (subject Hernandez) walking northbound towards SW 8th St checking car doors. The subject’s description matched a suspicious person who another Coral Gables Officer had a consensual encounter with earlier during the evening. Officers located the suspicious person who was now in possession of a possible stolen bicycle. The other subject (subject Argueta) was in possession of a confirmed stolen driver license and credit card belonging to a female who lives in Key Largo. Post Miranda, the subject and another male were questioned and arrested. Both subjects were charged with Loitering and Prowling.
At approximately 0319 hours, a Coral Gables Police Officer was patrolling along Lejeune Road and observed a subject running across Lejeune Road from the front yard of a house on Garlenda Ave, towards a suspicious vehicle parked on the Miami side of Lejeune Road. The Officer made a U-turn to investigate further and noticed the suspicious vehicle, a 2012 Honda Fit, speed across Lejeune Road and then continue traveling West on the 400 block of Garlenda Ave. The officer initiated a traffic stop without incident, detected a strong odor of raw marijuana and arrested 3 suspects and charged them with Loitering and Prowling, no Valid Driver License, and Possession of Cannabis.
In total, four adult male subjects were arrested and transported to the Coral Gables Police Department and then to TGK. The fifth subject, who was identified as a juvenile male, was arrested and transported to the JAC.”